3 hours 45 minutes
Classic vanilla cookies with a dash of the best holiday spices for Christmas. Decorate with coarse sugar for a little extra crunch and a touch of sweetness!
‣ 1 cup unsalted butter, softened ‣ 2/3 cup granulated sugar ‣ 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt ‣ 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon ‣ 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger ‣ 1 pinch ground cloves, to taste ‣ 1 pinch ground allspice, to taste ‣ 1 large egg white ‣ 2 teaspoon vanilla extract ‣ 2 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 1/4 cup coarse sanding sugar, for decorating
In a stand mixer (or a hand mixer and a large bowl), whip together the butter, sugar, sea salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice until nice and fluffy.
Drop the mixer speed to low and whip in the egg whites and vanilla extract. Also scoop in the flour, working in small batches and mixing inbetween.
For this recipe, it’s easiest to lay out a piece of parchment paper, roll the dough out, then top it with another piece of parchment paper. Once done, place in the refrigerator to chill.
When ready to cut cookies, flour your cookie cutters, then press the shape into the dough. Repeat this step until all the dough has been used.
If desired, sprinkle the top of the cookies with coarse sanding sugar. Once finished, set them in the oven to bake!