Friday, September 14, 2007

Spiced Butter Cookies

Fall is around the corner. Usually, we stay hot until late October. But this year, there's already been a slight cooling trend in the weather. I can only hope it will continue! But just to tease, here's a great fall cookie for you :o)

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract (real extract is MUCH better than imitation for these!)
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cardamon
2 cups flour

1. Beat the butter, sugar, egg and spices in a large bowl until light and fluffy (an electric mixer is really ideal for this). Gradually add in flour until well incorporated. Refrigerate for one hour.
2. Preheat oven to 350.
3. Shape dough into one inch balls . Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden around edges. Cool on a wire rack for until they are completely cool.

First, let me state that I do not sell Pampered Chef and I am not endorsing them in any way. That being said, I think they are the BEST. I use their baking stone for all my cookies, and it's almost impossible to burn them. Also, they have a dough scoop that I swear by - they come in 3 sizes, and the medium sized one is perfect for this recipe. Here are some links to the products I'm talking about, straight from their web site: