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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies

These delicious holiday cookies are a  great way to use pumpkin pie spice.

     I received products from Pereg and T-fal to facilitate this post.

 Thanksgiving is over and you probably have a bottle of pumpkin pie spice in your cabinet. Chances are that bottle of pumpkin pie spice will not be used again until next Thanksgiving when you make a pumpkin pie. What else does one use that pumpkin pie spice for? 

                                      T-fal Ingenio Rolling Pin*

  I have a wonderful holiday sugar cookie recipe that uses pumpkin pie spice. This cookie has a wonderful taste of cinnamon and other spices that most associate with pumpkin but has no pumpkin taste in it. The cookie has hints of ginger, cloves and nutmeg it in. To me, the cookies taste like a light gingerbread cookie. You just have to make them in order to understand the delicious spice combination taste. These delicious buttery cookies can be enjoyed year round. I told my husband that I will be making these cookies, instead of my regular sugar cookies, next Christmas.

          I love this AirBake® Nonstick Cookie Sheet!* My cookies baked faster and did not burn.

  After I made these delicious cookies, I decided to see what other food items that I could enjoy pumpkin pie spice in as I did not want that wonderful bottle of spice to go to waste. Did you know that most spices lose their flavor after a year or so? So that pumpkin pie spice that you bought for Thanksgiving may not give your pumpkin pie the same great flavor next year. So use this delicious spice year round. Here are some creative ways you can spice up your life with this intriguing mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cloves. If you love cinnamon on your food, you will love pumpkin pie spice.

                                             T-fal Ingenio Spreader Spatula*
+ Coat chunks of sweet potato or butternut squash before roasting
+  Mix it into pancake or waffle batter
+ Brew a good dash of it with your coffee
+ Add to oatmeal with some maple syrup
+ Sprinkle over yogurt
+ Sprinkle into warm tea
+ Stir into french toast batter
+ stir into eggnog
+ Sprinkle into a latte
+ Add it to frosting

Holiday Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons Pure vanilla extract

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Then gradually beat in the flour mixture.
3. Divided the dough into thirds and wrap each piece in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for a least 2 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 350F
5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one piece of dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut out the cookies with cookie cutters and place them on ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for ten minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

Tip: These cookies can be frosted. I added a teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice to a container of cream cheese frosting and the taste was so delicious.

*Finally, the rolling pin that WON'T ROLL AWAY!
The unique "kickstand" not only elevates the pin from the counter for sanitation but also prevents the T-fal Ingenio Rolling Pin from rolling around.  And! The nonstick steel has a great weight to it, ensuring that even the hardest dough can be rolled out with ease.

*Perfect tool for decorating holiday treats!
Featuring a contoured edge for perfect scraping and a rigid straight edge for seamless spreading, the T-fal Ingenio Spreader Spatula is must-have for holiday baking season!

*The secret to the perfect cookie? It's all in the pan!
Available in Natural Aluminum, Nonstick, and brand new Copper finish, the AirBake cookie sheets use unique Micro-Dome technology distributes pockets of air that provide even heating of the baking surface,  meaning better browning, decreased bake times, and practically NO BURNING


  1. Seriously DROOLING. When I could eat cookies, I would HOOOVER cinnamon sugar cookies!! LIKE IT WAS MY JOB! Or maybe INTERNSHIP, because NO ONE had to pay me to eat those babies! LOL!

  2. Yum these look awesome, the festive star shape is perfect for this time of year!

  3. oh these sound amazing with a flair of cinnamon to touch the taste buds and make them dance thanks for sharing such a great recipe
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  4. Great recipe! We love baking cookies during this time of year! We're so going to try this! Thanks!

  5. I always use regular baking sheet and sometimes my cookies get burned easily but I would love to try airbake nonstick cookie sheet sounds like easy way to bake cookie! I would love to try cinnamon spiced sugar cookie hose looks yummy and perfect for holidays!

    1. I usually use silicone sheets on my baking sheets to keep my cookies from burning but this airbake sheet did so much better.

  6. I would love to partner that with my hot cocoa. Its not too hard to make I guess. My love ones would love this.

  7. Yesss cookie recipe. Lol. This would be great for the holiday. It's the season to cheat a bit on diets

  8. My kids always ask for sugar cookies every holiday. They would love a recipe with cinnamon in it. Yum!

  9. My mouth is watering just by looking at the photos of your Holiday Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies! Love the recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  10. These sounds so delicious and easy to make. I might just add them to my table this year

  11. Yum! I love sugar cookies. We bake every year for the holidays for our family and friends.


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