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Choose-a-Flavor Sugar Cookies

Choose-a-Flavor Sugar Cookies

Choose-a-Flavor Sugar Cookies

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


3 dozen

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

What is more classic than sugar cookies during the holidays? Make yours interesting by choosing a flavoring or experimenting with your favorite spices!

Recipe Notes

This is a great master recipe to flavor with your favorite spices.


For the cookies:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1 egg

*flavoring (see options)

For the glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

3 Tbsp. water or milk

*flavoring (see options)

*Flavoring options (choose one per batch):

*Mexican Mole



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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Mix in flavoring ingredients. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl, then stir into flavored butter and sugar mixture until incorporated. Stir in egg until dough is smooth. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. (Alternatively, roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8-inch thick and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.) Bake for 12 to 15 min. until lightly browned. Mix glaze ingredients together in a small bowl. When cookies are cooled completely, spread with a light layer of glaze, then top with recommended garnish if using. #HolidayCookies