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Nothing says the holidays quite like gingerbread! Try these festive winter cookies for your next gathering. Recipe brought to us by Spoon Fork Bacon.
traditional German gingerbread spice mix
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves1 teaspoon ground ginger½ teaspoon all spice½ teaspoon ground star anise seeds½ teaspoon ground coriander½ teaspoon ground cardamom¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground mace
gingerbread spiced sugar cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons gingerbread spice (from above)10 tablespoons unsalted butter1 cup sugar1 large egg, room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Spice mix: Combine all spices together and whisk together until completely mixed. You will only need 2 teaspoons of this mix for the recipe and can store the rest of the spice mix in an airtight jar (in a cool and dry place) for up to 1 year.Cookies: In a large mixing bowl combine flour and gingerbread spice. Whisk together and set aside.In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Scrape down sides of the bowl and add egg and vanilla. Continue to mix together.Add flour mixture and mix together until completely combined and a dough forms.Flatten dough to a disc and tightly wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for at least 8 hours and up to 3 days.Preheat oven to 350˚F.Sprinkle flour over a clean work surface and place dough disc in center. Sprinkle dough disc with flour and roll out dough until about ⅛ inch thick.Use 1 ½ inch snowflake cutters or stamps and cut out as many snowflakes as possible, dipping the cutters/stamps in flour every few cookies, to prevent sticking.Using a small, offset spatula transfer cookies onto a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet, ¼ inch apart.Bake cookies for 7 to 9 minutes or until the tops and edges barely begin to brown.Allow cookies to sit for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Once cookies have cooled completely, serve.