We’re officially in cookie season at home, getting cold outside and warm inside, with the oven on for hours! These spiced sugar cookies are as simple as they look, with a deep wintery flavor that’ll have your house smelling like Christmas all day.
For this recipe I used my go-to sugar cookie recipe, the only difference is that I spiced them up with cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves.
The personality of these cookies changed completely with the addition of these spices! while you can use normal sugar cookies all year round, when spiced up, they become a more seasonal cookie.
Generally speaking, sugar cookies should be soft and tender. The best way to achieve this is by not over beating the batter when the flour is added, once the flour is in, you should mix until just incorporated.
What happens is that you end up aerating the batter too much, and introducing too many air bubbles to it. This causes gluten development, which will end up in cakey and gummy cookies.
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