Sugar and Spice Cookie Recipe

Buttery spiced cookies are the essence of the holidays

Sugar and Spice Cookie Recipe

Instead of shortening, this recipe from Meier’s cousin Dolly uses good old butter. It’s one of the best spice cookies we’ve made. And the essence of the holidays.

Submitted by Amy Meiers


3/4 cups room temp. unsalted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup of molasses
2 cups of flour
2 tsp of baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground cloves
3/4 tsp ginger

1/2 cup raw sugar for rolling the cookies

Pre-heat oven to 350

Cream butter and sugar, add egg, vanilla then molasses.

Sift together dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture until just combined.

Using a cookie scoop form small balls and roll in sugar. Bake on Silpat liners or parchment paper for 10-12 minutes, one sheet at a time.

Let cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.


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