Brown Sugar and Spice Winter Mitten Cookies
These Brown Sugar and Spice Winter Mitten Cookies are such a festive way to celebrate winter! The sugar cookie base can be cut into any shape and decorated for any season.
A loooong time ago, I mentioned I was doing a product review for CSN Stores. Well it took me some time to decide on a product, mainly because they have such a large selection of kitchen products, but I finally settled on this Calphalon Stainless Steel Stock Pot.
It ended up being good timing because I dropped my only stockpot (a different brand) on my kitchen floor, and it dented! I was very upset because the lid no longer fit, so that sort of made my product choice easy – must replace the stock pot! This is a great product! It’s so heavy and lives up the quality you’d expect from a brand like Calphalon. I highly doubt this pot would dent should I drop it, although I’m trying to be much more careful in the kitchen 🙂 Thank you so much CSN!
Now to the mittens . . .
Sometime in the last year or so I saw some super cute red mitten cookies. I couldn’t wait to make them for Christmas, and I actually ordered the cookie cutter this summer!
I made these for our Holiday Open House, and they looked so cute on the holiday dessert table!
These mittens were a lot of fun to make – and I was assisted by one of my favorite kitchen helpers, my sister Lisa. She came up with some very creative designs for the mittens, and she’s getting to be so talented with royal icing. I think it’s so fun to make these cookies, but it’s even better to make them with someone you love. Thanks for helping, Lisa! ☺
Several people have commented that they would like to learn how to do the royal icing. I have provided links to other blogs in the past, but would anyone benefit from me doing a photo-tutorial in the future? There are a lot of great tutorials on other blogs (like Marian’s and Bridget’s), so I don’t want to do it unless it would be useful to my readers. Please let me know!
Gluten Free Sugar and Spice Cookies
I have not tried it myself with this recipe, but I have good luck using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour in place of all purpose flour.
Looking for More Winter Cookies?
Check out these other cookie recipes:
Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies
Santa’s Whiskers Cookies
Triple Chocolate Biscotti
Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Pastel Christmas Cookies
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Christmas Butter Cookies
Chocolate Spritz Cookies
- Mitten cookie cutter
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 batch Royal Icing
- red (no taste) food coloring gel
- white sugar pearls
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, and spices; set aside.
- Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and extracts, and mix until well-blended.
- Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom. The dough will be quite thick. You may need to knead in stray bits of flour from the bottom of the bowl by hand.
- Roll on a floured surface and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 9 – 12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie cutter.
- Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.
- To decorate these cookies, thin the royal icing and color it red. Using a pastry bag with a small round tip, outline the mittens, then immediately flood. Let dry overnight. Use a slightly thinned untinted royal icing to pipe designs, add sugar pearls to wet icing. Dry at room temperature until fully set.