Save on Pinterest

Spiced Butter Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

6-1/2 dozen

Santa won't leave any crumbs on the plate when you leave out these wonderful cookies. My mother passed down this recipe for these rich, buttery crisp cookies to me.—Carol Goss, Four Oaks, North Carolina
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup chopped almonds

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and cloves; gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with cream. Stir in almonds. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Shape into 3/4-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 3 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 51 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Recommended Video