Spice Cookies

Spice Cookies

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened

  • 210

    grams sugar (about 1 cup)

  • ¼

    cup molasses

  • 1

    large egg

  • 240

    grams all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)

  • 10

    grams baking soda (about 2 teaspoons)

  • 5

    grams ground cinnamon (about 1 teaspoon)

  • 3

    grams ground ginger (about ¾ teaspoon)

  • 3

    grams ground cloves (about ¾ teaspoon)

  • 3

    grams fine sea salt (about ½ teaspoon)

  • 454

    grams confectioners’ sugar (about 3¾ cups)

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3

    tablespoons heavy cream or milk, more as needed

  • 1 to 2

    tablespoons Irish whiskey, optional

Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick liners. Using an electric mixer, beat 12 tablespoons butter with the sugar, molasses and egg until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Slowly beat in flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Shape dough into walnut-size balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake until firm, about 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. To make the icing, beat remaining 4 tablespoons butter with confectioners’ sugar until smooth (go slowly so you don’t create a sugar storm). Beat in vanilla and enough cream or milk, and whiskey if using, to make a spreadable frosting. Use on fully cooled cookies.


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