Spiced Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

November 19, 2020

Spiced Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

Seasonal Spiced Cookies perfect for the holiday season! Add a kick of taste-bud jumping spice with powerful flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Jamaica Rum, and Vanilla Bourbon. These homemade cookies are topped with a beautiful Maple Glaze that ties together sugar, spice, and everything nice! 

Recipe by: Joan Repato


339 g (12 oz)

Unsalted Butter
230 g (8 oz) Dark Brown Sugar
100 g (3.5 oz) Granulated Sugar
2 Whole Eggs
14 g (0.5 oz) Dreidoppel Vanilla Bourbon Flavor Paste
375 g (13.2 oz) All Purpose Flour
125 g (4.4 oz) Bread Flour
7 g (.25 oz) Salt
5 g (.18 oz) Cinnamon
2.5 g (.09 oz) Allspice
2.5 g (.09 oz) Ground Cloves
2.5 g (.09 oz) Ground Ginger
1.4 g (.05 oz)

Ground Cardamom

Maple Glaze Ingredients (3 variations):

 226 g (8 oz) Powdered Sugar
25 g (.88 oz) Real Maple Syrup
10 g, 10 g, or 6 g Dreidoppel Jamaican Rum, Vanilla Bourbon, or Pumpkin Spice
50 g (2 fluid oz) Heavy Cream
50-70 g (3-5 tbsp) Water

Cookie Instructions:

  1. Place butter in saucepan. Make brown butter by melting butter over medium high heat; stir constantly until brown bits start forming at the bottom of pan and smells nutty- this will take about 5 minutes. 
  2. Remove from heat and pour it into a mixing bowl, making sure to scrape all the brown bits. Allow to cool while you measure the rest of the ingredients. 
  3. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix with paddle attachment until fully combined. 
  4. Add eggs one a time, mix until completely blended before adding second egg; blend completely. 
  5. Add Dreidoppel Vanilla Bourbon and mix some more. 
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together AP flour, bread flour, all the dry spices and salt until fully combined. 
  7. Add dry ingredients to brown butter/sugar mixture and mix on medium low until dough comes together. 
  8. Divide dough in half and tightly wrap each half separately in plastic wrap and form two round flat disks.  
  9. Refrigerate (or freeze, if you're in a hurry) until dough is firm enough to roll. 
  10. If you are using a pressed cookie cutter with a design, roll the dough out about 1/2 inch thick, then cut and press your cookie firmly and evenly. 
  11. Place your pressed cookies on a sheet pan with parchment paper and freeze cookies at least 30 minute before baking so that the design you have pressed on will stay and not spread during baking. 
  12. Alternatively, if you are using traditional cookie cutters, roll out your dough about 1/4 inch thick, then cut your cookies and freeze your cookies for 20 minutes so they do not spread while baking.
  13. Bake cookies at 375°F or 190°C for about 8 to 10 minutes; do not overbake. 
  14. Allow to cool completely before dipping your cookies in to Maple Glaze.

Maple Glaze Instructions:

  1. Whisk together powdered sugar, maple syrup, Dreidoppel flavor of your choice (Dreidoppel Jamaican Rum 10 g; Vanilla Bourbon 10 g; or Pumpkin Spice 5 g), heavy cream, and water to thin down your glaze. Your glaze should be thin enough so you can see the design of your cookie.
  2. Dip cooled cookies entirely or just on the design side (whatever you prefer); allow excess glaze to drip back into your bowl. 
  3. Allow cookies to completely dry before storing in an airtight container.