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Heart-Shaped Spice Cookies

Yield

7 dozen cookies

These spice cookies are like a warm hug to celebrate this Valentine's Day.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 86
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • sodium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.