Yield:
7 dozen cookies

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

LOvesTOBAkeee's Review

lilyput
September 22, 2013
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.

CookieJar's Review

CookieJar
June 10, 2012
N/A

GrantsPass's Review

LOvesTOBAkeee
March 08, 2010
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.

lilyput's Review

GrantsPass
February 11, 2010
Just a quick thought: Doesn't 16 tablespoons of butter seem like a lot? I wonder if its a typo. I haven't made this yet and don't think I will until I can get the answer to this question.

gmtaus's Review

gmtaus
February 10, 2010
Rita, The proportions are correct. Try halving the recipe if you don't want to cut out so many cookies. If you halve it you will only need to use 1 stick (8tbsp) of butter.