Introduction: Nice 'N Spicy Cookies

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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

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Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Combining Ingredients

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Stir together the flour, ginger, baking powder, pepper and salt in a large bowl.

Step 3: Combining More Ingredients

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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

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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

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Divide dough in half.  Flatten each half into a six-inch disk (round).

Step 6: Rolling the Dough and Cutting the Cookies

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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

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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!


skeggja (author)2012-01-09

thanks for this great idea, i did some with moose-cutters. not as pretty as yours but they are quite funny :o)

EmmaandRenae (author)skeggja2012-02-19

I love them!!!!!! They are so adorable!

scoochmaroo (author)2011-12-14

Where did you get the cutters? And how did you make the eyes?

EmmaandRenae (author)scoochmaroo2011-12-17

I ordered them from the internet. It's an octopus cookie cutter and a miniature egg. For the eyes, they are m&ms.

Malloryjulie (author)2011-12-16

i like it!!!!!!

GailC (author)2011-12-14

These look awesome! Where'd you get your cookie cutter?

EmmaandRenae (author)GailC2011-12-15

I have no idea where I got the cookie cutter. I just found it in my kitchen. :)

EmilyMeier (author)2011-12-15

A stunning green! It looks like a frog-cyclops. I tried to get a dough rich green color, but always unsuccessfully.

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jessyratfink (author)2011-12-13

Those look great, I love the color. :D

Thanks!!! It was kinda tricky to get the right green color! :)

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