Thursday, December 16, 2010

Brown Sugar & Spice Cutouts

As I mentioned yesterday, there is one Christmas Cookie that I make each year, because I love them - Brown Sugar & Spice Cutouts. I'm not really sure where I found this recipe, but I know I tried it because I like spice cookies (generally molasses based, but this one is not).

As requested, here's the recipe. Enjoy!

Brown Sugar & Spice Cutouts
1 c light brown sugar
1/2c butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F.

Beat brown sugar and butter in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until creamy. Stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Gradually add to the sugar mixture.

On a well floured surface, roll out half of the dough at a time to 1/8" thickness. Cut into shapes with floured cookie cutters. Bake on prepared cookie sheets, 12-15 minutes.


Some thoughts...I just noticed that the recipe says grease cookie sheets, but I'm not sure that I have ever greased the cookie sheets when I make these cookies. I tend to refrigerate the dough before rolling it out, probably because my regular cut out dough is supposed to be refrigerated. I always add maple extract to my favorite frosting when decorating these cookies. (my frosting is a butter/powdered sugar frosting) I tend to use a smaller cookie cutter for these than for my regular cut out cookies.

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