Spiced Sugar Cookies

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.

Spiced Sugar Cookies
Spiced Sugar Cookies

How do I spice up Sugar Cookies?

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.

Should Sugar Cookies be soft or crispy?

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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Spiced Sugar Cookies

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.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies from scratch, how to make cookies, spice sugar cookies, spiced sugar cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Maria Corcuera


Cookie dough

  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 Cup unsalted butter cold and cut into 1.5 cm cubes
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 f (180 c) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Mix sugar and flour, add butter and egg and mix until just combined. Add spices and mix
  • Transfer batter over a piece of parchment paper, flour your rolling pin and roll batter into 1/4 in thickness. Cut your cookies with your cookie cutter and place on your prepared baking sheets
  • Bake on 350 f for 8-10 min or until edges turn lightly golden. Let cool completely on wire rack before decorating


Serving: 1g | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 21mg | Sugar: 7g

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