Recipe: Spiced Brown Sugar Cookies

December 5, 2011 | Recipe

I got into a bit of a baking mood while I was at home last week, and decided to make the most of my parent’s beautiful big kitchen by making some Spiced Brown Sugar Cookies. The recipe is by Donna Hay and can be found here.. they’re delicious!

You’ll need:

185g butter, chopped
1 cup (175g) brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
2 1/2 cups (375g) plain flour
2 eggs, one separated
1 tablespoon water
raw sugar to coat (I used Demerara sugar)

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the butter, brown sugar, and spices into a food processor.
2. Process until smooth. Add the flour, whole egg, egg yolk, and water and process again to form a smooth dough.
3. Once the dough is formed, take it out and knead lightly.
4. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

5. Roll out the dough between two sheets of non-stick baking paper until it’s 5mm thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Place onto trays lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

6. Once cooled, brush the cookies with egg white and press into the Demerara (or brown) sugar. Return them to the baking trays and bake for a further 10 minutes to set the sugar.

7. Wait for them to cool a little, then stuff your face! YUM


  1. Each year I decide I’m going to make different sorts of cookies, like my aunt who makes at LEAST a dozen different kinds, but I run out of time!! Your pictures are wonderful! Bon appétit!

  2. ffadmin

    WOW your Aunt must love cooking and have lots of time! How fantastic! I hope you get to sample all the cookies she makes? ;)

  3. yum! I’m not sure I could wait for them to cool before stuffing my face. These look so delish!

  4. Eb

    Oooh I saw this recipe toooo, and I want to make them all for christmas, pity we dont have brown sugar here.. :(. jealous. I want to stuff my face too.

  5. this is so incredibly yummy looking, i just want to reach into the computer and eat it now. :))
    -jocee <3