Christmas Spice Cookie

For an extra-crispy crunch, we like to finish these spice cookies with a sprinkle of white and raw sugar.

Christmas Spice Cookie
Prep Time:
20 mins
Freeze Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • pinch ground cloves

  • pinch ground allspice

  • ¼ recipe Vanilla Cookie Dough

  • 4 teaspoon white sanding sugar

  • 4 teaspoon raw sugar

Vanilla Cookie Dough Base

  • 1 pound butter, cut into chunks and softened

  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. In a medium bowl stir together 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice. Add dough and stir to combine. Working between sheets of parchment paper or waxed paper, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Slide onto a cookie sheet and freeze at least 1 hour or chill at least 3 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a small bowl combine the white sanding sugar, raw sugar, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

  3. Peel the paper from the top of the dough. Use a 2-inch round cutter to cut circles from dough (if dough is too firm, let stand a few minutes before cutting). Arrange 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Gather scraps, roll, and chill as above. Sprinkle tops of cutouts with sugar-cinnamon mixture.

  4. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden around the edges and on the bottom. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes. Remove and cool on wire racks.

Vanilla Cookie Dough Base

  1. In a very large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt; beat on medium speed 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat until combined. Gradually add flour, beating until combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
6g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 14mg 0%
Folate, total 15.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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