Spiced Cookies

  • Aug, 03 , 22
  • Shuli Madmone



125 gr or 9 Tbsp. unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup white flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Saigon cinnamon powder
1 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp green cardamom powder
1/8 tsp clove powder
1/8 cup cold milk


Preheat the oven to 325°F

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla and lemon zest. Combine the flour, baking powder and spices; stir into the sugar mixture and blend thoroughly until fully incorporated. Scrape onto a lightly, floured board and knead a few times, just until the dough is smooth and pliable.

Turn onto a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log, wrap up and refrigerate for several hours or freeze for 2 hours.

Line baking sheets with parchment. Cut the dough into about 1/8" thick slices and place them on the sheets about an inch apart (they won't spread very much, but they need air and space around each cookie). Bake until the edges just begin to turn golden, about 16-18 minutes. Remove and let cool before serving.