Nutty Spiced Ginger Cookies #ChristmasCookies

Welcome to day four of our very sweet #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from 
Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway. Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.

Today I'm sharing an incredibly delicious gingery cookie - if you like chewy ginger snap cookies that is what I was reminded of when I whipped these up. They are gorgeously crackly so very chewy, and that spice level is almost "hot" - it has a very warm flavor and feeling. These are the perfect cookies to enjoy with some tea! They have all the smell and taste of the Holidays - a wonderful treat to make and share for your Christmas baking!

Look at all our tasty cookies we're sharing with you today!

Thursday Christmas Cookie Recipes

I loved the opportunity to work with Millican Pecans on this recipe - I've never tried to add in ground pecans to a cookie recipe before, but they add a wonderful nuttiness and heartiness to these cookies! They go beautifully together! 

Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post - there are some amazing giveaways this year!

Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

Assorted Pecan goodies in a tin.

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

Prize 2: An Assortment of Flavored Extracts from Adams Extract and Spices

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 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

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Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

Baking pans

Established in the 1950's, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats

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Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.

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Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #ChristmasCookies bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway open to US Residents only who are 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookies posts or entry.

Nutty Spiced Ginger Cookies

1 cup butter softened
1 ¾ cups sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup Liquid Malt Extract or molasses
1/3 cup ground Millican Pecans
2 ¾ cups flour
1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with silpats.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the softened butter with the sugar and brown sugar until lightened in color, a couple minutes. 
  3. Turn the mixer turned off, scrape the malt extract or molasses into the bowl and start off on low speed and increase to high, scraping down the sides as necessary. Blend in the egg.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl: ground pecans, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  5. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and blend slowly until dough comes together.
  6. Use a 1 1/2 TBS cookie scoop to scoop 12 dough rounds onto each prepared sheet; bake 10-12 minutes per tray - just until edges are starting to brown. 
  7. Cool on the sheet for about 2-3 minutes before moving from the tray to the cooling rack to complete cooling. 
  8. Repeat with remaining dough.
Recipe from Butter with a Side of Bread

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  1. Oh these are my kind of cookies! And I love that they have nuts in them!

  2. Ginger cookies are my FAVORITE! I have to try your version with nuts! What a great idea!

  3. I love you added ground pecans to this recipe!

  4. I am a HUGE ginger fan! These cookies look full of delicious ginger flavor.

  5. My son is going to love these cookies! He loves all the ginger things.


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