This cookies were jam packed with a ton of flavor from the different spices. I haven't really made many cookies with a lot of spices, so I kinda just rummaged through my fridge opening them and smelling them to see which of them would fit a cookie. I absolutely love, love, love, cinnamon. I think it's like the best spice in the world!!! :) hence more cinnamon than the other spices... Also, these cookies can be made in just one bowl! (I'm actually just too lazy to mix the flour with the other spices in a separate bowl) Some recipes say to mix that stuff in a separate bowl, but I never understood why. Maybe to make sure the baking powder and stuff was evenly combined, but I mean like, if you're using a mixer, it's all gonna combine right?
When I took the cookies out of the oven, I guess the oven was too hot or something because they came out more like biscuits than soft cookies. I could just imagine eating these cinnamony spicy biscuity cookies with a nice cup of hot tea. Except I don't drink tea, and uh it's kinda hot to drink tea. But back to the cookies, so the spices actually came through very nicely. I could actually see the spices! I think if I wanted softer cookies, I would've lowered the temperature to 325˚F and kept the same baking time. Enjoy!
5 Spice Cookies - Printer Friendly Version
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons cardamom
1 1/2 cup flour
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add in egg
3. Mix in the spices and flour.
4. Form and flatten round balls on a cookie sheet
5. Bake for 10 minutes, or until done