Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Here’s what you will need:
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and allspice in a bowl. Remove 1/4 cup of this mixture to a bowl for rolling the dough in before baking. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and remaining sugar mixture until light and fluffy (about 4-5 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Then, with the mixer on low, add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until just incorporated.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls; then roll the balls in the reserved sugar and spice mixture. Place the balls on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies just start to brown and crack. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely before packing and storing them in an air tight container.
Recipe adapted from Jelly Toast