Spice Crisp Cookie Recipe

Spice Crisps

These spice crisps are like crispy gingersnaps with attitude.

Spice Crisps

Spicy cookies are a must have for the Christmas season and these cookies really do pack the spices in. This is a good time to pull out those holiday cookie cutters and bake up munchable Christmas trees and snow people.


  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, honey, molasses, and butter.
  2. Cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture just comes to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Sift together into a large bowl the flour, ginger, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, allspice, dry mustard, cloves, pepper, and salt.
  5. Stir in the molasses mixture.
  6. Knead until the dough holds together and is smooth.
  7. Form into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for two hours.
  8. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and divide the dough in half.
  10. Lightly flour your work surface and then roll the dough out to 1/8 thick.
  11. Using a cookie cutter, cut out as many cookies from the dough as you can.
  12. Gather the scraps and re-roll the dough out.
  13. Do the same for the second dough.
  14. You can continue to roll out the dough two or three times, but stop using the dough if it starts to feel very stiff.
  15. Bake for ten minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden brown.
  16. Let cool on a rack.
  17. You can use royal icing to decorate the cookies in festive designs.


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