Introduction: Brown Sugar and Spice Cookies

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Make delicious spice cookies for your Christmas holidays. Share with friends and family, or enjoy yourself. 

Prep time should take about 20 minutes.
Bake time should take 7-9 minutes.
Makes about 36 cookies.

Step 1: Oven

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Ingredients

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1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour

Cookie topper mix:
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Step 3: Tools

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Kitchen Aid
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Cookie Sheet

Step 4: Mix Ingredients

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Mix in Kitchen Aid:
Brown sugar
Granulated sugar
Baking powder

Mix until combined.

Step 5: Egg and Vanilla

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Mix until combined.

Step 6: Flour

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All-purpose flour
Whole wheat flour

Mix until combined. (May need to stir with spatula). 

Step 7: Topping

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Combine cinnamon and sugar.

Step 8: Shaping

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Shape dough into 1 inch balls.

Step 9: Placing

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Place balls 2 inches apart on UNGREASED cookie sheet.

Step 10: Flattening

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Flatten each ball with the tines of a fork in a crisscross pattern.

Step 11: Sprinkling

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Sprinkle cookies with sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Step 12: Double-checking

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Make sure oven has reached 350 degrees.

Step 13: Baking

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Place in oven.
Bake 7-9 minutes.

Step 14: Cooling

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Once removed from the oven, cool on cookie sheet or cookie rack for about 1 minute.


tqwerty (author)2010-12-05

It's lovely to read it AllSteps, but I feel bad for those reading step by step, seeing as it would be very tedious. I guess that can encourage them to "Go Pro"!

macmaniac (author)tqwerty2010-12-06

Not kidding... I have the smug satisfaction of being able to view AllSteps and download the PDFs despite having a free account - I've had it since '06. :P

tqwerty (author)macmaniac2010-12-06

not cool.. :P

Lance Mt. (author)tqwerty2011-04-18

Likewise. I just figured it was normal. I would go pro but I'm using instructables less and less and uni wont pay for itself.

tqwerty (author)2010-12-05

I don't get it... is each step in a separate bowl? or all together in a big bowl in that order.

Otherwise, beautiful 'ible. Love the clear pics and instructions are short and sweet.

All in all, very good.

I want to try to make these after you clear up what I asked in my question.

jdaley99702 (author)tqwerty2010-12-05

I think that all the ingredients are in a separate bowl just to be clear on amounts and things. When making cookies the wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, sugar(because it dissolves in liquid) butter) are first creamed together in the mixer. Then the dry team as Altom Brown would say are added to that mix. If that makes sense

tqwerty (author)jdaley997022010-12-06

But I mean like are the eggs and vanilla in one bowl, then the Brown sugar, Granulated sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Baking powder, Butter are in another bowl. then the flours, and then you mix them all together? and why is the baking powder in with the butter and sugar..?

because normally when you are making cookies you cream the butter and sugar, and then wet with wet, and dry with dry, and then wet into sugar, and wet sugar into dry.. or dry into wet.

??does that make sense??

jdaley99702 (author)tqwerty2010-12-07

That makes total sense! If youve made cookies before and it sounds like you have then just use the same method. The author really just put all the things in separate bowls for the instructable to make the measured amount separate and easier to see.

Use the mixing bowl for the wet and cream them together then add the dry as usual

tqwerty (author)jdaley997022010-12-07

okay, thank you.. i just wasn't sure because it wasn't very clear

Lance Mt. (author)tqwerty2011-04-18

I got it, but i understand where your coming fro-ohhHHH GOD WHATS WRONG WITH YOUR KEYBOARD?

...t where the tab is?

Trall (author)2010-12-22

Mmm... cookies

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