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Brown Sugar and Spice Cookies

Yield 30 servings (serving size: 1 cookie)
"I developed these cookies from an old gingerbread recipe. Because a piece of gingerbread is sometimes overpowering to me, this cookie has all the good flavor in a smaller portion." -Rae Castillo, Pittsburg, CA

Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 5 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Cooking spray
  • Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • Dash of ground allspice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 64
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 2.3 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 0.6 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 10.1 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 46 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. To prepare cookies, combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; beat well. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking powder, and next 4 ingredients (through 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well blended.

  3. Shape the dough into 30 balls. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray; flatten cookies with bottom of a glass.

  4. To prepare topping, combine 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, and allspice in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over cookies.

  5. Bake at 350° for 9 minutes. Cool 10 minutes on pans. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.