Drain the pickles, cut them into 1/2-inch slices, and place them in a deep glass bowl or ceramic dish. Combine the pickles with the sugar and vinegar. Place the pickling spices in a small square of cheesecloth, and tie it closed with a string. Add the spices to the bowl. Let the pickle mixture stand at room temperature until sugar is dissolved, approximately 4 hours. Pour the pickle mixture into a 1-quart jar, cover, and refrigerate. Remove spice bag after 1 week and they will be ready to eat.
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen