I wasn’t sure I would get these done, but I was able to squeeze them in! This recipe starts with a “Do Almost Anything Vanilla Dough” as the base and then you add in the Christmas spice…being cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice.
I have to start by saying everyone loved these!
I think they were intriguing to my tasters. They appear to be sugar cookies but they are so different which catches you off guard. These cookies are light, crisp, and bursting with spice. I was afraid I would miss the icing since they seem like sugar cookies to me but surprisingly you don’t! There is enough flavor for them to hold their own. (notice I found another use for my Swedish Sugar from our Tarte Tropezienne :))
The only downside I came across was dealing with the dough. It is sticky. You chill it either an hour in the freezer or 3 in the fridge before cutting. That takes some timing but still doable. The problem I came across, and would be curious if others of you had the same problem, was that as I was cutting out my shapes, the dough was quickly coming to room temp…like really quickly. The first batch I did I couldn’t complete the cutting of my first rolled out dough. I got smarter though afterward and worked very quickly on each batch.
I also cooked these for half the time recommended…more like 10 minutes. All in all, I would have to say these were a sweet surprise and a nice addition to my cookie platters sent into work.