Christmas Spice Cookies {Holiday Cookie Hop} | Chalk & Apples

Christmas Spice Cookies {Holiday Cookie Hop}

I'm excited to be teaming up with my friends at Classroom Tested Resources to bring you some of our favorite holiday cookie recipes! We've been talking about what recipes we are posting, and I can't wait to go through the hop today and snag some yummy new holiday treat recipes. Look for a printable version of my recipe at the bottom of this post and a linky full of other holiday goodies from my CTR friends.

Since I was a little girl, I have memories of making these "cut-out and decorate" Christmas cookies with my mom and my sister. I'm so excited to be able to make them with my son and keep the tradition going!

You'll need:
3 c sifted flour
1 c brown sugar
½ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ginger
½ tsp. cloves
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 c butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.

Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Stir in eggs and vanilla.

Chill. Roll out dough to ¼-inch thick on a floured cutting board or wax paper. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.

Bake 9 minutes at 350 degrees or until edges are lightly browned.

For the Frosting, you will need:
1 egg white
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1/8 tsp. vanilla
1 ¾ c sifted powdered sugar (10x)
Food coloring

Beat egg white, cream of tartar, and vanilla until foamy.

Beat in powdered sugar gradually until frosting stands in firm peaks.

Tint with food coloring. Frost and decorate cookies.

You can grab a printable copy of the recipe in my TPT store along with a FREE resource to use in your classroom this Holiday season.

Be sure to check out all the other holiday cookie goodness my friends are sharing...


  1. These look like they're so much fun to make. I love the spice element.

  2. I will join you any time you want to organize a hop. You made it so easy, and I love your post. I'm looking forward to making a few of these.

  3. These sound great! I and I am with Carla, thanks again for organizing the hop!

  4. I have fond memories of decorating Christmas cookies as a little girl too!