brown sugar spice cookies

Hello!  I’m back after an extended long break from blogging and baking in general.   My baby is 9 months now.  He’s already so independent, totally giving mama time to bake!   Anyway, hope you all are doing great!!

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Let’s talk about weather before we get to the cookie recipe.  Man oh man, probably the best winter ever?  This winter has been so good to us this year.  Pretty warm compared to last nine years.

Its been snowing since 4 am but I don’t mind a bit, really no room to complain.  Instead I decide to bake some cookies for my family and neighbors.  Whats better than cookies and tea on a snowy day?


I love brown sugar, who doesn’t? How does brown sugar with a hint of cinnamon and ginger sounds like? Too good eh?  These cookies have it all.  Make it to believe it!

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • white sugar to roll the balls

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.  Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together shortening, butter, and sugar until combined. Add in egg and vanilla, mix until incorporated.

Slowly add flour and beat on medium speed until all is combined.

Make small balls, roll them into sugar, and place it on the baking sheets.

Bake for 10 mins.  Let the cookies cool for few mins before transferring them to wire rack.