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Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies | OhMyPotluck.comThis weekend the BFF and I decorated our Christmas tree so I prepared sugar cookies and mulled wine for the occasion. We also put on our favourite Christmas records (Wilf Carter, Elvis and The Bent Spoon Duo). It was a great way to spend a cold winter’s evening.

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies | OhMyPotluck.com

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies | OhMyPotluck.com

I initially intended to ice the sugar cookies, but I only needed to take one bite once they had cooled. It was so delicious and I realized no icing was needed (not to mention, I was more in the mood for decorating the tree).

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies | OhMyPotluck.com

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies | OhMyPotluck.com

A lot of people complain about how early stores get ready for Christmas, but I’m in the Christmas mood well before any of the sales and decorations hit the malls. I love making lists, crafting cards, baking cookies and all that jazz. By mid-September, I’ve usually started to get all my ducks in a row. However, I do hold off on holiday music … but when December arrives, there’s no holding back.

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies | OhMyPotluck.com

This is one of the songs we listen to every Christmas. It’s one of the songs my BFF has dear memories of from his childhood, and I must admit, it’s a pretty nice tune. Here’s Wilf Carter’s “Christmas in Canada”:

I hope you’re in the holiday mood now. If not, these sweet treats will do the trick when they get out of the oven:

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen (depending on size of cookie cutter)

  • 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger powder and cardamom. Set aside.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Roll the dough into a ball and wrap with saran. Place in fridge for 30-45 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350˚F (175˚C). Prepare a cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.
  4. Remove dough from fridge and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut different shapes and place them about 1-inch apart onto prepared cookie sheet (you can use a metal spatula to lift the cut-outs).
  5. Place the full cookie sheet into the pre-heated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Remove from oven and top with sprinkles immediately. Allow them to cool slightly, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Place into a container and bring them to the potluck.

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies | OhMyPotluck.com

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