December 5, 2014
Brown Sugar Spiced Cut Out Cookies
¾ cup unsalted d’Or Co-op butter
1½ dark brown sugar
2 d’Or eggs
1 tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
3 cups enriched all-purpose Co-op flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
⅛ tsp. ground cloves
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture a cup at a time until a soft but not sticky dough is formed.
Divide the dough into three equal pieces and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
On a well- floured surface roll each dough piece to a ¼ inch thickness. Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters and place on prepared sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes then cool until set.
Decorate with royal icing and sprinkles.
I took the easy way out and purchased prepared colored icing from the store and got some very decorative candies from Chapters bookstore.