Ginger Spice Holiday Cookies

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Country Crock

Get in the holiday spirit with these cookies that combine cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg for a flavor kick. Top them off with frosting and sprinkles for decoration! 

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 3 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 Teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup Country Crock Spread
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg

For the glaze:

  • 2 Cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 8 Teaspoons warm water

Directions

For the cookies:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

Beat Country Crock Spread with granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg until blended. Beat in flour mixture just until blended. Divide dough in half; flatten into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll.

Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes using 3 ½ inch cookie cutters. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack. Remove from baking sheets and cool completely.

For the glaze:

For the glaze, combine confectioners sugar and water in small bowl until smooth. Spread glaze over tops of cookies.

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