Easy spiced soft sugar cookies

Easy spiced soft sugar cookies

These easy spiced sugar cookies are so simple to make, the kids can make them all by themselves. And "Santa" will be overjoyed to eat them this year!
Course Baked goods, Baking, Christmas, Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Sugar cookie, sugar cookie recipe, Sugar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 170kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • cups butter room temperature
  • cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  • Beat in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
  • Slowly add the flour, baking powder, salt and spices, scraping down the bowl occasionally until all the flour has been incorporated.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350°F and line 3 baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop (or a tablespoon), place small (just smaller then a golf ball) scoops of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them slightly to allow for spreading.
  • Place the cookie dough in the fridge until the oven is pre-heated.
  • Place the baking sheets into the oven and allow to bake for 7-10 minutes until golden brown but still soft in the middle.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to chill for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg