I like my Sugar Cut Out Cookie recipe from when I was a little girl, but I know SP isn't a fan plus he likes to make his Spritz Cookies but both cookies are basic sugar and butter cookies, so they taste the same: basic. So I'm always looking for a new cut out cookie recipe. One year we tried a Spicy Chocolate Shortbread cut out that was a little too spicy for me and SP hated working with the dough.
This year we decided to try Simple Christmas Cookies from the December 2016 issue of Bon Appetit. I like that even though they're called simple, they include ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and cardamom, cloves, or nutmeg. I chose nutmeg because we don't have cardamom and I thought cloves might make them taste too much like the Triple Ginger Cookies. I also liked that the dough is made in the food processor. Kind of a nice change from the stand mixer and somehow it seemed easier/neater. Probably wasn't.
Also, I renamed them Cinnamon Spice Cut Out Cookies because while they are simple, they aren't regular sugar/butter cut outs. They a lovely, warming, cinnamon spice flavor.