Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 7 mins

A lovely sugar cookie that is perfumed with mace and that I add vanilla sugar to. Perfect all year round. Yield depends on the size that you make the cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and butter.
  2. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Stir together flour, baking powder, mace, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; blend into creamed mixture.
  4. Divide in half.
  5. Cover; chill 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. On lightly floured surface, roll each half to 1/8-inch thickness, if dough is too soft to roll and cut nicely knead in more flour, a little at a time, until it's a good consistency. .
  8. Cut with cookie cutters.
  9. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar if using.
  10. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at for 7 to 8 minutes.
Most Helpful

Very good cookies that rolled out great. I got about 36 cookies but I use big cookie cutters. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ June 11, 2014

Anna, these cookies are the bomb. So perfect, I made both thicker and thinner ones. The thicker ones rose beautifully and were soft and tender, while the thinner ones were crisp and delicious. What a wonderful flavor these cookies have. We really enjoyed them, just the right amount of spice. Thank you for sharing a recipe that we will enjoy often. Made as written but used pink sugar and pastels to garnish with.

Baby Kato April 02, 2014

This recipe was so easy to do. I let the dough in the fridge more than 30 minutes. Then I rolled it and it was easy. I baked them 8 minutes and they were ready. I used only half the dough, the remaining I put it in the freezer for later. Thanks Annacia. The mace gives a nice little taste. Made for PRMR tag game

Boomette January 03, 2013