The flowers are in full bloom, but this dreary rain will not go away! Lift your mood by whipping up a delicious batch of Spiced Springtime Cookies. This is the perfect recipe to rope the kiddies into; or better yet, to surprise your co-workers! Who could resist a bunny shaped treat, covered in delicious icing? Ok, so some could possibly be strong willed, but I can almost guarantee they will force a smile staring back at your plate of goodies.
The recipe below yields 6 dozen, so it is perfect for sharing! Give it a whirl, and check out other spring themed McCormick recipes on their website. Enjoy!
Makes 6 dozen or 24 (3 cookie) servings.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes per batch
2 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon McCormickÂ® Cinnamon, Ground
1/4 teaspoon McCormickÂ® Nutmeg, Ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 teaspoons McCormickÂ® Pure Vanilla Extract
Colorful Cookie Glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon McCormickÂ® Pure Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
3-4 drops McCormickÂ® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye or 3-4 drops McCormickÂ® Assorted NEON! Food Colors and Egg Dye
1. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat granulated sugar and butter in large bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and 2 teaspoons vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mix on low speed until blended well. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.
2. Preheat oven to 375Â°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with favorite cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
4. For the Glaze, mix confectioners' sugar, milk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Stir in corn syrup until glaze is smooth and glossy. Stir in 3-4 drops food color until evenly distributed. Add additional drops of food color until glaze is of desired color. Spoon the glaze onto cookies using a teaspoon and then place cookies on wire rack to dry.