Sugar and spice window cookies

I posted this recipe to my other blog today, but wanted to share it here as well. 🙂

Sugar and spice and everything nice window cookies

I love these cookies so much.
I love Christmas cookies and this year I am more into making them than anything. And in one of my Christmas books I found this gem of a cookie recipe. These sigar and spice cookies just scream Christmas!  Sweet and full of those warming Christmas spices, these cookies shall fill your heart. These cookies are rolled cookies and like a sugar cookie can be cut into shapes. Mmmm so good. And they are soft!  So if you are tired of the same old sugar cookies then try this. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
1 3/4 cups of flour
1 stick of softened butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 cup packed Brown sugar 
1tsp baking powder 
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
A pink of cloves
1/2 cup or raspberry preserves warmed in microwave for 30 second. 
Powder Sugar for dusting.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and in a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. When a smooth consistency add the egg and vanilla. Mix until creamy. Then in a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients together. If you do not have a sifter or a fine strainer just use a wire whisk to mix the dry stuff. Then add a bit at a time, the wet mix to the dry. Until all in the bowl. If it is hard mixing with a spoon mix with hands the rest of the way. Then form a round disk and store in fridge for 1hr up to 3 days. Roll out dough and cut your favorite shapes. I used two hearts. You want to use the big size cutter then a size or two smaller of the same cutter shape. It is so you get a beautiful window effect.
Bake cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 10 mins or until golden brown. Then cool on cookie sheets. Once cool, take the raspberry preserves and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. With a spoon spoon a bit on each full size cookie. Top with the cut out top. Then dust with powder sugar. DONE.
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