Spice is Right Cookies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 24 cookies
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Base recipe:

2 sticks butter

1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Chai Cookies:

1/4 teaspoon cardamom

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup crystalized ginger, chopped

Coffee Cookies:

2 tablespoons instant espresso


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Sift flour and baking powder into the creamed butter and blend well. Make into 24 even balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.

Chai Cookies:

  1. Sift cardamom and pepper with flour and fold chopped crystalized ginger in at the end.

Coffee Cookies:

  1. Cream butter, sugar and espresso, then add sifted flour mixture.