Shortbread Cookies (with Sugar and Spice) | Julie Blanner

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  • These Sugar and Spiced 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!

    Ssugar and spiced shortbread cookies on a baking sheet

    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.

    To Make Sugar and Spiced Shortbread Cookies You Will Need:

    You only need a handful of ingredients to make this spiced cookie recipe!

    • Butter
    • Dark brown sugar
    • Flour
    • Ground spices: cinnamon, ginger, cloves.

    How To Make Sugar and Spiced Shortbread Cookies

    It doesn’t take long to make these fall cookies!

    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.

    A cookie stamped with a fall cookie week logo

    Sugar and Spiced Cookies Are Perfect For Festive Gifts

    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. If you are looking for a food gift to give friends and family, these are perfect! Full of festive flavors, they’re sure to go down a treat!

    What’s The Difference Between A Sugar Cookie And A Shortbread Cookie?

    Shortbread is a classic cookie to bake around the festive period, as are sugar cookies, but there’s a few key differences:

    • Sugar cookies have much more ingredients.
    • Sugar cookies are typically sweeter.
    • Shortbread cookies are crumbly in texture.
    • Shortbread is usually cooked at a lower temperature.

    If sugar cookies are more your thing, check out these recipes!

    Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

    Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

    Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

    Close up of sugar and spiced shortbread cookies on parchment paper

    How Long Do Shortbread Cookies Keep?

    Because shortbread cookies have a denser texture, they keep for slightly longer than other cookies. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature, and they will keep well for around a week. You can also freeze the cookies for 3 to 4 weeks, so they are great to make ahead of time in anticipation for the holiday season!

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    A sugar and spiced shortbread cookie topped with sugarTop Tips To Make Sugar and Spiced Shortbread Cookies

    • Line your baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking sheet for easy removal.
    • Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes but no longer, before baking.
    • Use a cookie scoop to measure the dough so you have consistent sizes.
    • Bake the cookies in a pre heated oven for the best results.

    A tray of cookies

    Be Sure To Check Out These Other Tasty Cookie Recipes!

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    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*
    Fat 5g8%
    Saturated Fat 3g15%
    Cholesterol 13mg4%
    Sodium 46mg2%
    Potassium 13mg0%
    Carbohydrates 9g3%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Vitamin A 160IU3%
    Calcium 6mg1%
    Iron 0.4mg2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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