Allspice Sugar Cookies

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I usually create my recipes while I’m out on my walk. I walk for exercise and this is my time for me to think, reflect and come up with new recipes to share with you all. Monday while I was walking, I started thinking about allspice and wanting to incorporate it into a cookie recipe. I started with a basic sugar cookie recipe, changing it up a bit to make it my own and went from there.

Kylie is home studying and getting her college homework done. It was perfect to have her here, as I needed a taste tester. I made the dough the way I thought it should be, brought a “chunk” to Kylie and asked her opinion. She gave me her opinion and the kosher salt was added to the recipe. I always like to add kosher salt to anything sweet I make and I hadn’t put it in yet when I handed Kylie the dough to try. I had to laugh because Kylie is not a fan of eating raw dough. I said to her “I finally figured out how you differ from your father!” You see, Dennis would do anything for raw cookie dough. He loves to eat raw dough. I don’t dare buy those tubes at the grocery store of chocolate chip cookie dough, he will eat the entire tube (over several days) and I will get to the refrigerator hoping to bake up a quick treat to find that I don’t have it anymore. I learned this early on in our marriage … we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary next week. Time sure flies!

In a small bowl, I combined my dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, allspice and cinnamon and set it aside. Then, in a larger bowl, I creamed together my softened butter and granulated sugar. (I have a great feature on my microwave that allows me to soften butter … just in case I didn’t plan enough in advance to leave it out on the counter overnight or for several hours during the day, for baking.) Next, I beat my eggs and vanilla into the wet mixture. I then gradually added the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mixed together. From there, I dropped teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper. (This recipe made a little more than 2-1/2 dozen cookies.)

As I’m typing my blog post today, Dennis walked in the door and immediately smelled the cookies. He went to try one right away and loved it!

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I’m definitely going to try making these in the fall with some of my dried orange peel added to the dough, yum!

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, allspice and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  5. Place rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto uncreased, parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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