Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Additional: 5 mins | Total: 30 mins | Servings: 18 | Yield: 18 to 20 cookies

The perfect snack to go with coffee! I love these little treats so much! I have listed all the ingredients and steps for this recipe. Follow them and they will guide you to perfection!


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ginger

¼ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

½ cup unsalted butter

½ cup white sugar

⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

Rolling Sugar:

¼ cup white sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Glaze (Optional):

¼ cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon milk, or as needed


Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Line with parchment paper a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 3: In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir until well mixed.

Step 4: Add the ginger, allspice, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Whisk for 1 to 2 minutes or until well mixed.


Step 5: In another mixing bowl, add the sugar, butter, and brown sugar. Use a spatula to mix until smooth and creamy.

Step 6: Add the egg and vanilla. Mix until well blended.

Step 7: Transfer the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Mix until well combined.

Step 8: Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and place inside the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.

Step 9: In a small mixing bowl, add the sugar and cinnamon. Stir until well mixed.

Step 10: Spoon 2 tablespoons of dough and form it into small balls.

Step 11: Place the balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture and coat them well.

Step 12: Arrange the balls on the lined baking sheet. Make sure to leave about 3-inches space between each ball.

Step 13: Press the balls gently to flatten them out.

Step 14: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the colour turns brown.

Step 15: Remove from the oven and let it sit on a wire rack to cool at room temperature.

Step 16: In a small mixing bowl, add the milk and confectioners’ sugar. Stir until well mixed and brush it on top of the cookies.

Step 17: Serve and enjoy!


If you are using sea salt instead of kosher, adjust the amount to 1/4 teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 143.8 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 22.4g 7% DV; fat 5.5g 9% DV; cholesterol 24mg 8% DV; sodium 94.8mg 4% DV.

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