Shortbread Cookies (with Sugar and Spice)

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  • Shortbread Cookies are crunchy, buttery cookies that have a lot of flavor and almost no fuss. These Shortbread Cookies with Spice are perfect for fall and holiday entertaining and will fill your home with the most beautiful aroma!

    flavorful sugar and spice shortbread cookies | the best Christmas cookie recipe

    Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what these cookies are made of. In my bedroom, I had a darling little plaque that said “Sugar and spice, and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.” I couldn’t help but think of it when baking and naming these cookies.

    The subtle scent of spices and pretty crystalized sugar were the perfect compliment to basic shortbread cookies. Sugar and Spice Shortbread Cookies are a great way to enjoy the flavors of fall and winter. I even stamped a few for Fall Cookie Week, though the temperature has to be just right or it’s a little tricky.

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    Move over, gingerbread man! You've been replaced by sugar and spice shortbread cookies

    These cookies stack beautifully, making them great for gifting and when using a cookie scoop to keep the size consistent, it yields about 3 dozen.

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    flavorful sugar and spice shortbread cookies | the best Christmas cookie recipe

    flavorful sugar and spice shortbread cookies | the best Christmas cookie recipe

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    The printable recipe for Shortbread Cookies with sugar and spice:

    Sugar and Spice Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread Cookies are crunchy, buttery cookies that have a lot of flavor and almost no fuss. These Shortbread Cookies with Spice are perfect for fall and holiday entertaining and will fill your home with the most beautiful aroma!
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Sugar and Spice Shortbread Cookies
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 12 minutes
    Refrigerate dough 30 minutes
    Total Time 22 minutes
    Servings 36
    Calories 85 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 c butter softened
    • 1/2 c dark brown sugar packed
    • 2 1/4 c flour
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp ginger
    • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

    Instructions

    1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
    2. Add flour, cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves.
    3. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes {no longer}, while preheating oven to 325 degrees.
    4. Make 1" dough balls and press with a sugar coated glass.
    5. Bake 12 minutes.

    Recipe Notes

    These cookies stack beautifully, making them great for gifting and when using a cookie scoop to keep the size consistent, it yields about 3 dozen.

    Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup!

    Nutrition Facts
    Sugar and Spice Shortbread Cookies
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 85 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Cholesterol 13mg 4%
    Sodium 46mg 2%
    Potassium 13mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
    Sugars 2g
    Vitamin A 3.2%
    Calcium 0.6%
    Iron 2.2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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