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Decorated Spice Cookies recipe

visitor recipeA great doughfor making gingerbread people for the holidays. – Submitted byDana Hunter.

Recipe: Decorated Spice Cookies

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon,ginger, nutmeg, salt, allspice and cloves until blended.
  • Beat butter and sugar in another largebowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. If usingan electric mixer, reduce speed to low and gradually add flourmixture, beating after each addition until well blended. Dividedough into thirds. Shape each portion into a ball and flatteninto 1-inch thick rounds. Wrap dough ‘disks’ in plastic and refrigerate1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll onedisk at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into desiredshapes with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch aparton ungreased cookie sheets. Chill and re-roll scraps.
  • Bake 12 minutes or until cookies are goldenon undersides and edges are just starting to brown. Cool completelyon sheet on wire rack. Ice and decorate as desired.

    Makes 50 cookies.

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    This is my preferred roll out cookie recipe when decorating with royal icing. This orange vanilla spice cookie is slightly chewy on the inside with crispy edges, keeps its shape while baking, and tastes great. It contains orange zest, vanilla bean be3 and cardamom to give the cookies a unique flavor. It also contains agave nectar, which helps to keep them soft. Agave nectar browns more quickly than sugar, so keep that in mind when baking. This recipe is ideal for making cookies that will be decorated with royal icing.


    But, as in a lot of spice-based recipes, the next day the spices really came through and the cookies were excellent. What’s in Your Fridge?

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