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Vegetarian Powdered Spice Cookies

Powdered Spice Cookies

Vegetarian Powdered Spice Cookies

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Serves: Yields 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus one hour to chill Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes

This powdered spice cookie is a holiday favorite around here for sure! When I make these cookies, my entire kitchen fills with the aromas of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice. It is so therapeutic!


  • ¾ c. unsalted butter
  • 1 c. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 c. molasses
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground cloves
  • ½ t. ground allspice
  • ½ t. ground ginger
  • 1 c. powdered sugar



Cream the butter, shortening, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and molasses and mix to combine.


In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and spices. Stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined.


Transfer dough to the refrigerator and chill for one hour.


When ready to bake, place top oven rack in center position and pre-heat oven to 375°F.


Remove dough from oven and form balls with a 1-inch scoop. Roll the dough in your hands to form a ball and set on baking sheet with an inch or two inches between each cookie.


Place baking sheets in the pre-heated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are nicely browned and cooked through. Remove from oven and let cookies cool for several minutes.


Working in batches, transfer cooled cookies to a Ziploc bag filled with powdered sugar. Seal tightly and gently turn until cookies are thoroughly coated. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Vegetarian Powdered Spice Cookies
Vegetarian Powdered Spice Cookies

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