Brown Sugar and Spice Cookies

"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

Yield: 30 servings (serving size: 1 cookie)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 64
  • Calories from fat: 32%
  • Fat: 2.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 46mg
  • Calcium: 10mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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