Sugar and Spice Cookies
Description: Freshly grated nutmeg tastes best here (and everywhere). You can purchase a single nutmeg in the bulk spice isle at most natural food stores and they last indefinitely. Grate the nutmeg into a small bowl with a rasp style greater or over the smallest holes of a box grater, then measure.
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 3/4 cups Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Grated Nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
Makes about 15
Prep Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 12 minutes.
Beat with an electric mixer until light, about 1 minute:
Add and beat until fluffy:
Add and mix until completely incorporated:
Whisk together and add:
All Purpose Flour
Mix just until all ingredients are well blended; do not over-mix. Chill dough for 3 to 4 hours before rolling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Sprinkle with granulated sugar or colored sugar, if desired. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.