Frosted Spice Island Cookies

Sometimes a little spice is called for in the way of a soft, maple-frosted cookie. Even if they are a little on the Christmasy side and the holiday is nowhere in sight.

After all the name of my blog is Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. {Duh.} A name that perfectly describes these tender cookies that will melt-in-your-mouth in a blizzard of warm spices, a hint of maple and brown sugar that is so delectable in a more-ish kind of way you won’t even care that they’re fitting of a Christmas cookie platter.

After all they are called Spice Island cookies. And islands are for vacationing. . . most often in the spring and summer. So, as it turns out, these are perfect for this season.

Frosted Island Spice Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Frosted Island Spice Cookies

Soft, maple-frosted cookies bursting with cinnamon and warm spices.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
frosting:
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or maple extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 - 2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with silpats or parchment or grease lightly.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar on medium speed about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Scrape down the bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and next 6 ingredients. Add gradually to butter mixture beating on low speed until blended.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on pan 5 minutes then remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  5. Make the frosting:
  6. In a small bowl whisk the sugar, vanilla maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of the whipping cream to start until smooth. Add more sugar or cream as needed.
  7. Frost the tops of each cookie and sprinkle with walnuts.

Notes:

Adapted from My Recipes

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Comments

  1. Cheryl illinois says

    Maple and sweet spices—my 2 favorites. You can keep your chocolate chip. Give me spice any time. can’t wait to try these.

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