Friday, December 23, 2016

Cinnamon Spice Cut Out Cookies

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. 
We are very pleased with these cookies and like them a lot. By this point in the cookie baking, we had managed to figure out the cookie sheets and baking times and were remembering to pay attention to which cookie sheet (light or dark) was going into the oven. These got a nice golden, crisp color. I really like the cinnamon spice flavor. Definitely a make again cookie.

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.

Recipe here.

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