Did your Grandma always have a filled cookie jar waiting for you when you would visit? Mine was hit or miss but her house always smelled like these cookies during the holidays. Spicy with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg flavors. 

Sweets were never a huge part of our holiday traditions when I was growing up. Yes, we had delicious food but our focus was on conversation. The adults would sit in the living room while the children played in the sunroom. That’s just how it was.

The first year I came to The Hubster’s Granny’s house for the holidays I was in complete and total disbelief to see her back room filled, every single flat surface covered, with treats of all variety! It was so impressive.

Cookies are always definitely on those tables.

The holidays are so special to me and each year, as my family has grown, it becomes more special. Cookies are for sure part of this for me.

These cookies have a wonderfully unique taste and texture. The edges are crisp but the center is soft and chewy. Then the spices are upfront and bold – but not overpowering.

These smell like Christmas and will make your house smell like it to. It kind of absorbed into my clothes and I smelled like these spicy cookies while I ran errands. We had a well-visit with our primary care doctor and her nurse said I smelled nice – like cookies!

That’s the best way to smell in my opinion! At least at Christmas.

These cookies are Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.

Wow! I have already made cookies for 12 days! That is a TON of cookies.

Since cookies have become such a big part of holiday tradition in our home, what’s something that’s become a tradition in your home?




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Grandma's Brown Sugar Cookies
Did your Grandma always have a filled cookie jar waiting for you when you would visit? Mine was hit or miss but her house always smelled like these cookies during the holidays. Spicy with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg flavors.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F
  2. Cream together the brown sugar and the shortening.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Gradually add to the sugar mixture until combined.
  5. Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto an ungreased cookies sheet and flatten slightly.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes and cool on a rack.
Recipe Notes

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