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Test Kitchen Approved

Choose-a-Flavor Sugar Cookies

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

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.

Ingredients

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




*Rosemary-Orange

Cookies:






Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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  • Mexican Mole

    Mexican Mole can be complicated to make at home, but not with this blend. By taking care of the rehydrating, destemming, deseeding, and grinding of...

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  • Dutch Cocoa Powder

    Cocoa powder comes from beans that grow in pods on the Theobroma cacao tree. Native to many South American countries, these trees now grow all arou...

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  • White Sesame Seeds

    This seed has a light, nutty flavor. To release the oils and bring out a little more flavor, lightly toast the seeds in a dry pan briefly until the...

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  • Ground Rosemary (Organically Sourced)

    Ground Rosemary as a seasoning is great for use in your favorite sauces and soups, as well as savory baking recipes. When using rosemary powder in ...

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  • Cracked Rosemary (Organically Sourced)

    Rosemary is an herb from the mint family and is the pine needle-like one-inch leaves off of a small evergreen shrub. It is native to the Mediterran...

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  • Pure Orange Extract (Organically Sourced)

    Only the finest pure Valencia orange oil from California is used to make this Pure Orange Extract. This results in an extract that tastes sweet and...

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Directions

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