These Nice N' Spicy Cookies have a zesty kick which makes your taste buds tingle. Since the holidays are approaching, my partner and I chose to do these particular cookies. They are the ideal dessert to make during the winter season because of their amazing combination of spiciness and sweetness. This recipe requires only 7 simple steps! Enjoy making Nice 'N Spicy Cookies!
What you will need:
1. 4 cups all-purpose flour
2. 2 tablespoons ground ginger
3. 4 teaspoons baking powder
4. 1 teaspoon black pepper
5. 1 teaspoon salt
6. 1 1/3 cups (2 2/3 sticks) unsalted butter
7. 2 cups sugar
8. 2 eggs
9. 2 tablespoons vanilla
10. Food coloring (optional)
Step 1: Baking Temperature
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Combining Ingredients
Stir together the flour, ginger, baking powder, pepper and salt in a large bowl.
Step 3: Combining More Ingredients
Beat together butter and sugar in a medium sized bowl until smooth and creamy (about 2 minutes). Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Step 4: Spooning Out
Spoon out butter mixture into the flour mix. Beat dough (or stir by hand) until a stiff dough forms. If preferred, add food coloring.
Step 5: Flattening Dough Into a Disk
Divide dough in half. Flatten each half into a six-inch disk (round).
Step 6: Rolling the Dough and Cutting the Cookies
Roll one half on a lightly-floured surface. Cut out any cookie shape you desire and place the cookies about 1-inch apart on a non-greased cookie sheet. Repeat with other half.
TIP: If your cookie sheets are old, spray a light amount of Canola Oil onto them.
Step 7: Baking the Cookies
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly-golden around the edges. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and let cool. ENJOY!