October 14, 2010

Brown Sugar & Spice Cut Out Cookies

Good morning! It's Thursday! Whatever that means....nothing really. I promised to post my new cookie recipe yesterday afternoon, but things got too busy.

I really like this recipe because it is not your typical basic sugar cookie cut out recipe! I do love a good basic cut out cookie recipe, but this is just fun because it's different and very Fall. I love the brown sugar and cinnamon in the recipe! Give it a try, I know your family will love it! My kids scarfed them down! If you have leaf shaped cookie cutters, all the more fun!!

Brown Sugar and Spice Cut Out Cookies

1 C light brown sugar, packed
1/2 C butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg white with splash of water, beaten, to brush on UNBAKED cookie to help adhere colored sugar BEFORE baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg, vanilla, and blend. Mix remaining dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture. If dough is too sticky to roll out, add another 1/4 cup flour. Also be sure to flour surface before rolling out dough. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Decorate with colored sugar. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. *Please read tip below

This tends to be a sticky dough at first, but you can definitely work with it and cut out cookies with no problem. The original recipe calls for 2 cups flour, but I definitely had to add about a 1/4 C extra flour to dough so I could roll it out. Cookie dough will be soft and refrigerating dough will help. The dough has such a wonderful flavor it's worth dealing with the softness and adding extra flour. If your dough is just fine with the initial 2 C flour then don't add any extra flour! You don't want your cookies to be tough!



  1. MMMM these look good! I tried to post a comment on your last post this morning, but my internet was having an issue! So as a bonus when I got on to add my comment--you had a new post!

  2. They look fabulous, although I wouldn't have a clue where to buy the glittery sprinkles! Also loving your new Autumn-themed title picture x

  3. Lovely! I am sure my boys would love to find these in their lunch boxes. You do good work:) and your helper did a wonderful job too!

  4. Your cookies look so good and cute! I love the colored sugar. Where do you get it from?

  5. A couple of you have inquired about where to get the colored sugar. The best place to go is a candy and cake supply store. These stores sell chocolate molds, meltable chocolate wafers in different colors, cookie cutters, bakery boxes, flavored oils for candy, cardboard cake rounds, filling for pastry like apricot, cake decorationg supplies and of course all different colors sugar. I even bought black colored sugar the other day for making bat cookies. They will also sell all kinds of sprinkles for cupcakes and cookies...sprinkles that you would have never even thought of. I am fortunate enough to have 2 stores like that all within 5 minutes of my house. But, even when I lived in Cape Coral, FL we had a store like that as well. There has to be one in your town...look in the yellow pages for cake decorating supplies and I'm sure you will find a store. If you do, you'll love it!!