This is the last day of #ChristmasCookies Week and I'm sharing one last find from my Gram's recipe box. I always hesitate when it comes to rolled out cookies, but the combination of the spices in these just seemed so perfect for the holidays I decided to give them a try. I highly recommend grating the spices fresh if you can. I have a handheld twist grater that's awesome for this.
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While the dough was in the fridge chilling I searched through all of my fun cookie cutters. At the bottom of the box was the nested set of stars. When my son was small we used them to make 3D Christmas Trees.
I cut out 2 each of the 6 sizes. Then I chose took the second smallest and used it for the remainder of the dough. They don't spread, but be sure not to crowd the sheets or they won't bake evenly. Once they cooled I used my favorite Powdered Sugar Glaze on all but 10 of the smaller stars. You can tint it green if you like, but I wanted it to look like snow so I didn't.
I got two wonderful sprinkle mixes from Sweets and Treats, Lumber Jack and Mean One. Either would have worked with the tree theme, but in the end I had to go with Mean One, which is inspired by one of my all time favorite holiday movies.
For the tree stars, I piped icing just around the edges and then added on the sprinkles. After it was set, I stacked them from largest to smallest, and added the smaller stars in between the larger ones to give it more height. I tipped the last one up and piped some icing behind it to keep it in place.
Spiced Holiday Cutouts
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups flour, sifted
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 tablespoons raw sugar OR Decorator icing, sprinkles, etc
- Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Add in flour and spices until combined. Dough will be soft. Wrap well and refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
- Heat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Split dough in half. Roll out to about 1/4" thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes as desired. You can gather the scraps and reroll them gently. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Place cookies onto prepared sheets. Sprinkle the tops with raw sugar or leave plain if you plan on icing them.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets 1 to 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
- If desired, frost cookies and decorate with sprinkles, candies, etc. Store in an airtight container.
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