Autumn Spice Cookies!

I was *so tempted* to call these pumpkin spice cookies, even though there's no pumpkin in them whatsoever, because most things that carry that monkier don't have any either, but I resisted the urge. 

Autumn spice seemed perfect, because though I find the flavours of cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon comforting and nostalgic, I don't want to taste them in April or July. They're cold weather flavours, those warming spices, and made for Autumn. These cookies too are made for Autumn. 

You don't need turtlenecks, sweaters, and squirrels, but goodness they are perfect for a Fall cookie! The essential is really the warming spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. The glaze is tasty but completely optional. Enjoying these cookies on a cold day with hot tea is a must!

Autumn Spice Cookies

Wet Ingredients
1 C butter, softened
1 C granulated sugar 
1 large egg
1.5 ts vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients
3 C flour
1.5 ts baking soda
1/2 ts cinnamon
1/2 ts nutmeg
1/2 ts cardamom
pinch salt

1. Preheat oven to 350, line cookie sheets with parchment paper
2. Mix together the wet ingredients and in a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients
3. Combine wet and dry ingredients until a ball forms
4. Roll our in batches and using cookie cutters, make your shapes. Another option is to simply make small balls and press them flat
5. Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes

(optional) Glaze:
3 tb icing sugar
1 tb 35% cream
1/4 ts of combinced spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom)
- whisk all together and drizzle on cooled cookies

Happy Autumn, friends!

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