Spiced Sugar Cookies

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Total Time:
3 hours
Serves:50 pieces
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - all - purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - baking powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 2 tbsp - unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup - sugar
  • 1 - large egg
  • 1 - large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp - vanilla extract
  • Zest of one lemon and 1/2 an orange
  • 1/2 tsp each - cinnamon, ginger powder and cardamom
  • 1/2 cup - cinnamon sugar for dusting (mix cinnamon powder with granulated sugar)

How to Make Spiced Sugar Cookies

  • Mix the zest along with sugar and rub until you get an aroma.
  • Add this to the butter and, using a hand mixer, blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Beat it further with eggs and spices along with vanilla until well blended.
  • Slowly add the flour to this butter-sugar mixture, making sure to beat it softly.
  • It is better to use a rubber spatula at this point to mix it well.
  • The dough will be very soft and smooth.
  • Divide the dough into two and wrap them in a plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate them for at least 2 hours.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar on the board and roll the dough on it.
  • Roll to the desired thinness.
  • Cut out shapes of your choice with the help of cookie cutters.
  • Place them on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 9-15 minutes depending on the level of softness/crispiness required.
  • The cookies will not colour much.
  • Once out from the oven, keep them aside for 2 minutes and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.
  • You can simply leave them as it is or use icing/coloured sugar to further decorate them.
  • Recipe Courtesy: http://chefinyou.com/