Sugar and Spice Cookies

Sugar cookies are even more tasty when holiday spices are added.

Makes: 48Hands-on: 45 minutesTotal: 5 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48


  • 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 12 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar, divided


  • Combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and salt in a large bowl. Stir to mix and set aside.
  • Add butter and granulated sugar to a large mixing bowl. Beat for 5 minutes, until very light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and scrape the sides of the bowl. Beat for another 5 minutes. Add the flour mixture and mix on low until the dough comes together. Scrape the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Form into a ball and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar on a work surface. Cut the dough into quarters. Roll the dough out 1⁄4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Repeat the process with 3 more tablespoons of flour and the remaining dough.
  • Bake 8 minutes, or until the edges start to turn light brown. Cool on a wire rack.