Christmas Cookie Time With McCormick

**Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. I was not in any way forced to write a good or bad review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ.**

The Christmas baking season is upon us and I love to bake. I think is fun to experiment and come up with new ideas or put twists on old ideas. I got the opportunity to use McCormick spices to bake and I jumped on it! They had plenty of recipes to chose from. I chose to make Spiced Holiday Sugar Cookies. They are sugars with a little twist to them.

The recipe page included a video and was very easy to follow. The video takes you step by step through the process. You can click on the link above to view it. 

For this recipe you will need:
  • 2 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick pure vanilla extract
This is what mine looked like before baking:

Directions to make cookies:

    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 dough 2 hours or overnight until firm.
    2. Preheat oven to 375°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.

    My cookies when cooled:

    For the icing you will need:

    • 1 cup confectioners sugar
    • 3 teaspoons of milk (add more slowly to thin out)
    • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick pure vanilla extract
    • 3 drops food coloring if desired
    Just mix the ingredients in a bowl and ice the cookies when they are cool.

    Below are my iced cookies. They were in the freezer a few hours(forgot to take pic). These cookies are delicious and I will use this recipe for years to come. They have been a hit with my husband and daughter and I will be taking them t my mom's place on Christmas. You can find the recipe and video here: Spiced Holiday Sugar Cookies. When I bake I think McCormick baking. Great brand with great products. Enjoy your cookies!


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