Recipe: Crispy Vanilla-Spice Sugar Cookies
Crispy Vanilla-Spice Sugar Cookies
Makes 36 large cookies
These easy sugar cookies look low-key, but they have a distinctive crisp texture and, owing to fresh ginger root, an enticing spice taste that makes them memorable. Unlike many holiday cookies, these don't require rolling. Adapted from cookbook author Nancy Baggett.
The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 10 days or frozen, well wrapped, for up to 2 months.
3 2/3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
2/3 cup corn oil, canola oil or other flavorless vegetable oil
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar