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Granny’s Spice Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

4 dozen

Granny always had a batch of these delicious, crispy cookies waiting for us at her house. When I miss her more than usual, I make these cookies and let the aroma fill my house and heart. —Valerie Hudson, Mason City, Iowa
Granny's Spice Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Optional: Red Hots, nonpareils and/or sprinkles

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, corn syrup, orange zest and cold water. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Decorate as desired. Bake until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 188 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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