Spiced Sugar Cookies

Out with the old and in with the new. Once you taste these, no other sugar cookie will do!

Spiced Sugar Cookies

Course: Dessert, Snack, Sweets
Author: The Mill Town Kitchen


  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tspn Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tspn Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tspn Salt
  • 1/2 tspn Baking Soda
  • Zest of One Orange
  • 1 tspn Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Softened Butter
  • 4-5 tbsp Water
  • Powdered Sugar (for dusting)


Preheat your oven to 350 
  • Using your food processor, add all of your dry ingredients then pulse to combine
  • Cube your butter and put it all into the processor along with your vanilla, orange zest and water
  • Pulse to combine – You will know it’s ready when you can pinch together the dough using your fingers.  If it’s too dry, add a little bit more water, one tablespoon at a time
  • Empty the dough onto a floured surface and bring it all together into a disk.  Flatten it out with your hands, to your desired thickness and cut out your cookies using your favorite cutters.  If the dough is too soft, you can put it in the fridge for a few minutes to firm up
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
  • Allow to cool slightly on the pan before transferring them to a rack.  Once your cookies are completely cooled, dust the tops with some powdered sugar and you’re good to go!

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