All the spices you love in mulled cider are in these spiced brown sugar cookies. Add a little glaze drizzle and they are perfect for you holiday cookie exchange.
I cannot tell you how unhappy I am that the moment Halloween ended, Christmas exploded everywhere. But here I am participating in Christmas Cookies week so clearly I am a hypocrite.
This is the blogging world, where we have to publish the recipes you want in a month and a half right now.
These cookies are only a slight adaptation from my cinnamon brown sugar cookies with slightly different spices added to mimic those used in mulled apple cider. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some mulled cider white balsamic that would be a great addition as well instead of vanilla extract.
Add a little glaze on top and these will be an unsuspecting favorite holiday cookie. But in case you need more ideas, check out Monday’s #ChristmasCookies week list of recipes below:
Monday Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Almond Joy Cookies from Cheese Curd in Paradise
- British Brandy Snaps from Art of Natural Living
- Chewy Gingerdoodles from Blogghetti
- Chocolate Mint Thumbprints from Sweet Beginnings
- Chocolate Peppermint Stuffed Cookies from Family Around the Table
- Confetti Sprinkle Cookies from Shockingly Delicious
- Easy Peanut Butter Cookies from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- M&M Santa Cookies from Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog
- Eggnog Cookies from Devour Dinner
- Gluten-Free Pistachio Cacao Cookies from Frugal & Fit
- Gingerbread Cookies from Jen around the world
- Lemon Drop Cookies from Take Two Tapas
- Magic Cookie Bars from Leftovers Then Breakfast
- Mandarin Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Palatable Pastime
- Molasses Cookies from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Old Fashioned Spritz Cookies from An Affair from the Heart
- Orange-Scented Alfajores from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Grape Nuts from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Quick Maple Oatmeal Cookies from Christmas Tree Lane
- Salted Caramel Fudge Drops from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Santa Hat Red Velvet Mini Cookie Cups from Magical Ingredients
- Slice and Bake Butter Pecan Cookies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spiced Christmas Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
- The Best Slice and Bake Christmas Cookies from Kate’s Recipe Box
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Six years ago: November 2015 Stitch Fix #12
Seven years ago: Healthy Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cups
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to almost room temperature
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar, plus more for rolling
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp mulled cider white balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp water
- 2 tsp mulled cider white balsamic vinegar (or apple cider)
- In a medium bowl, Whisk together flour, seasonings, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Place sugar in a shallow bowl.
- Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in the sugar, shaking off any excess. Place on prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges of cookies are just starting to brown and centers are set. Let cool on sheets for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- While the cookies cool, in a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, water, and vinegar. Drizzle over cooled cookies and allot to set before serving.
Source: Adapted from my Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies.