Saturday, October 1, 2011
Cookie of the Week- Brown Sugar Spice
2/3 c. butter
3/4 c. packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. self-rising flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
Course sugar to decorate, optional
1. Beat butter and sugar until smooth, scraping sides of mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour and spices, a little at a time, until mixed well. You might need to move to stirring by hand if you don't use a stand up mixer.
2. Place the dough on surface covered with plastic wrap. Form into a disk, wrap, and chill for 1 - 3 hours. This dough is very sticky, the longer it sits in the refrigerator the better. If you plan on making drop cookies skip this part.
3. On a lightly floured surface take half of the dough and roll out. Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes and place them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 7-10 minutes, depending on size.
4. Cool on a rack and then eat ;)
This recipe makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
Hope you enjoy.