Frosted Spice Cutouts Recipe
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Frosted Spice Cutouts Recipe

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The spicy taste of these cutouts is a festive change of pace from ordinary sugar cookies. Everyone in our house favors them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons water
  • Red and green paste food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 255 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter, oil and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Beat in milk. Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight (dough will be soft). On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion at a time to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks. For frosting, beat confectioners' sugar and water in a bowl. Add food coloring if desired. Frost cooled cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Spice Cutouts in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p34

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kawem1 User ID: 7053348 75566
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Yuck! I don't even know what else to say. The dough was very strange to work with and they tasted like flour with a hint of spice. I would not recommend these and will not make them again."

amcarr85 User ID: 6411506 44484
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"If you like the taste of spice, its a good cookie!"

jeannetteknudsen User ID: 964088 84978
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"While I was making these I knew that something wasn't right. There is way too much oil and not enough sugar in these. The oil was separating from the dough while they chilled. They were very hard to roll out because they were so sticky. The end product tasted like a pie crust with spice in it. They were not like cookies at all. Maybe the sugar and oil amounts got mixed up!"

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