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Ginger, cloves, cinnamon - even pepper - can spice up a cookie! Try a mix of spices or find the perfect cookie recipe that features a single tempting taste to fill your cookie jar with yum!

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By amberwherley

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (48 Votes)
Soft Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies 1 Picture
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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Soft frosted pumpkin spice cookies are great for the holidays! These are cookies that almost everyone loves, you ca

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I was looking for a "southern" inspired cookie to bring to a cookie exchange this year and picked this

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup sparkling sugar
4.6/5 (25 Votes)

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Mexican spiced chocolate chip cookies are great any day of the year, but very popular during the holiday! All you n

  • 1 package CHIPITS® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
  • 1 cup Salted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large Naturegg™ Omega 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon each instant coffee granules and vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4.7/5 (21 Votes)

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Spiced mocha chocolate cookies are great with a spiced mocha latte! The two together are a perfect pair to make you

  • 1 (16.5 ounce)roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
  • 1/4 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper, cayenne
  • 24 chocolate covered espresso beans
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
5/5 (2 Votes)

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These soft apple spice cookies are easy to make and delicious! Give this recipe as try, it will become one of your

  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • .13 teaspoon ground cloves
  • .13 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup tart dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • FROSTING
  • 1/2 cUP packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
4.2/5 (9 Votes)

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Butterscotch pudding mix adds a new sweet flavor to classic gingerbread cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (3.5-ounce) packages cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bakinq powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4.5/5 (52 Votes)

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You'll swear that Grandma is in the kitchen when you catch the aroma of molasses, ginger and other spices wafting t

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (for rolling cookies)
4.6/5 (34 Votes)

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These are very simple cookies to make and they have the right balance of ginger and sweetness

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup raspberry jam with seeds
5/5 (1 Votes)

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The ideal gingerbread cookie recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Decorating icing, nonpareils, red-hot candies or candies of your choice, optional
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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Oatmeal and spice, and everything nice: that's what these cookies are made of! These delicious date filled oatmeal ...

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box classic yellow cake mix
  • 12 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped, toasted
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup coconut flakes, optional
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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What fun! Make these Gingerbread Man Cookies with the family for a festive time during the holidays! Happy Holidays

  • 4 cups flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel (optional)
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Zest of an orange
  • 1 egg
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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With white whole wheat flour and less butter used in this healthy version of gingerbread cutout cookies there is no

  • DECORATION & ICING:
  • 2 cups 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1 cup white whole-wheat flour (see Tips)
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup canola oil or corn oil
  • 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 2/3 cup 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 1 large 1 large egg
  • Zest Zest of 1 orange, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup clear or white sanding sugar (see Tips)
  • 1 cup 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon dried egg whites (see Tips)
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • “Holiday” red natural liquid dye (see Tips)
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Maple adds a gentle sweetness to these cookies, which are a little milder than traditional molasses gingerbread coo...

  • 1/2 cup (125-mL) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (125-mL) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125-mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon (15-mL) fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 1/3 cups (575-mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon (4 mL) ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) salt
4/5 (3 Votes)

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Pistachio Spice Cookies are a super delicious treat to enjoy any time of the year!-from Williams-Sonoma-Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 egg yokes
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sapt
  • 1 cup finely chopped UNSALTED pistachios
0/5 (0 Votes)

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