Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I created this recipe on an early fall afternoon after I had looked all over for the perfect spice cookie recipe, and never finding exactly what I wanted. I'm not a fan of nuts in my cookies, but I'm sure it would be fantastic with the chopped walnuts mixed into the dough.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream brown sugar and shortening together in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix spices, flour, and baking soda.
  5. Alternate mixing the dry and the wet ingredients into the sugar and shortening mixture to form a wet dough.
  6. Refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes.
  7. Form small teaspoon sized doughballs (about the diameter of a quarter) with your hands and roll around in a bowl of granulated sugar to cover cookie. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 9 minutes.
  8. While cookies are chilling, cream together all remaining ingredients to make the frosting.
  9. Once cookies are out of the oven, let cool for 15 minutes. Then put a quarter sized dollop of cream cheese frosting between two like sized cookies to form a sandwich. Once all cookies are sandwiched, drizzle remaining frosting over the top of all cookies.

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