Sugar & Spice Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen | One of Grama’s greatest hits, these spicy cookies, dusted in snowy powdered sugar, taste like the holidays. If they’re slightly underbaked, they will be chewy.

November 13, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda, strained to remove any lumps
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • Confectioner’s sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment.

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat sugar, egg and molasses until fluffy. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients until blended. Form 1-inch balls of dough (it will be soft) and place two inches apart on cookie sheet – these spread. Bake about 10 minutes, reversing cookie sheet halfway through baking. Watch carefully to make sure they don’t burn. Remove from oven and let stand for a minute or two before using a spatula to remove to a rack with newspaper underneath. Immediately sift powdered sugar over warm cookies. When completely cool, dust with sugar again. Store airtight.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda, strained to remove any lumps
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • Confectioner’s sugar
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