These spice cookies are like a warm hug to celebrate this Valentine's Day.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
How to Make It
In a large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt.
In a separate large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, and beat until mixture forms a stiff yet pliable dough. Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead into a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400°F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place cookies about 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake until cookies are firm in center, about 10 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. Repeat with remaining dough.
I made them in the fall, so i used leave cookie cutters. I LOVED this little treat and everything turned out perfectly! The cookies kept their shape, they tasted great, and they were absolutely amazing.
Tips: Cook for 6 minutes and keep checking every minute after that, knead a lot so the dough isn't too dry, take them out of the oven when the edges get dark because the middles become firm after sitting on the wire racks.
I would not make this cookie again. I used a shamrock shapped cookie cutter instead of the 2" heart. The cookie did not keep its shape when cooked. I feel the 400 degree temperature for the oven was the problem.