Spiced Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Spiced Holiday Sugar Cookies
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  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp mccormick nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp mccormick pure vanilla extract
  • colorful cookie icing
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tsp milk , or more as needed
  • 1/2 tsp mccormick pure vanilla extract
  • 3 drops mccormick assorted food colors and egg dye, or more if desired


  1. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat granulated sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Refrigerate dough2hours or overnight until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface* to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with favorite cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. For the Icing, mix all ingredients except food colors. (Stir in additional milk as needed to thin icing or more confectioners' sugar to thicken, if needed.) Place small amount of icing into small shallow bowls, using one bowl for each color desired. Stir drops of food color into icing until desired shade is reached.
  5. To ice cookies, hold cookie by its edge and dip top of cookie into icing. (Or spoon the icing onto cookie using a teaspoon.) Place iced cookies on wire rack set over foil-covered baking sheet to dry. (The foil-covered baking sheet will catch drips.) To add decorative details to cookies, spoon tinted icing into resealable plastic bag. Snip off a tiny piece of the corner. Squeeze icing through hole in plastic bag to decorate cookies. If desired, Colored Sugar may be sprinkled onto freshly iced cookies.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 965.62 Kcal (4043 kJ)
Calories from fat 389.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.32g 67%
Cholesterol 108.67mg 36%
Sodium 1618.62mg 67%
Potassium 138.75mg 3%
Total Carbs 139.52g 47%
Sugars 80.44g 322%
Dietary Fiber 6.6g 26%
Protein 8.76g 18%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Calcium 188.6mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 434.87 Kcal (1821 kJ)
Calories from fat 175.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.51g 67%
Cholesterol 48.94mg 36%
Sodium 728.95mg 67%
Potassium 62.49mg 3%
Total Carbs 62.83g 47%
Sugars 36.23g 322%
Dietary Fiber 2.97g 26%
Protein 3.94g 18%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 13%
Iron 1.7mg 21%
Calcium 84.9mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 22.1
  • 27

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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