Bake Spicy Sugar Cookies by The DIY Mommy. They're a cross between a snickerdoodle and a gingerbread cookie!

When I ask my three-year-old daughter what type of cookies we should bake together she always says one of two kinds: “heart cookies” (simple sugar cookies in heart shapes with sprinkles and icing) or “spicy cookies”.

These “spicy cookies” she loves have been a favourite treat of our family for a while now. Imagine if a snickerdoodle married a gingerbread man and they had a cookie baby. This cookie baby would be these spicy sugar cookies – they’re buttery and sugary like a snickerdoodle, but spiced just right like a (mild) gingerbread. Yum!

Bake Spicy Sugar Cookies by The DIY Mommy

The most “exciting” part about making these cookies is rolling them in the spiced sugar. My daughter likes to line them up in a row and count them (she’s artistically aligned them above). It’s the cutest thing!

This recipe is adapted from Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies from My Baking Addiction.

Spicy Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves together in a medium bowl. Remove 1/4 cup of the mixture for rolling the cookies in later.
  3. Add softened butter to the sugar mixture in the bowl, mix. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  5. Roll the dough into balls and then roll the balls in the reserved spicy sugar mixture.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes.

Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!

Bake Spicy Sugar Cookies by The DIY Mommy