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I am attending a church function tonight where we are invited to bring something that represents our Christmas traditions and a treat that we make for our families at Christmas. I am bringing these spiced snowflake cookies. Jacqueline's (Purple Chocolat Home) daughter Jessica, made them several years ago at a Family Christmas Party and I HAD to have the recipe. They are spicy and yummy and such a fun change-up from the traditional cut-out sugar cookie.
Please don't forget to link up on Monday December 6, 13, and 20 in the month of December for my "It's Your Wonderful Life" party. There will be a few gifties.
Recipe for Snowflake Spice Cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Red Cinnamon Candies
1. In medium bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and nutmeg; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until fluffy. On Low speed, beat in flour mixture.
2. Divide dough in half; flatten each half into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Wrap dough rounds separately; refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.
3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. On floured cloth-covered work surface, roll half of dough at a time with floured rolling pin to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-to 3-inch snowflaked-shaped cookie cutter; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. If you want to decorate cookies with cinnamon candies, place candies on cookies about 2 minutes before cookies are done. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. If the cinnamon candies don't stick well, reapply them with a toothpick and white corn syrup.
Enjoy these spicy Christmas delights.