Spiced Icebox Butter Cookie Recipe

The spiced icebox butter cookie recipe blends together a variety of spices, honey, and citrus icing, resulting in a very special holiday cookie!


1/2 prepared basic butter cookie dough, room temperature
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons anise seeds, crushed lightly
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Large bowl
Small bowl
Wax paper
Cookie sheets

Step 1: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer combine all cookie ingredients.
Step 2: Halve dough and on sheets of wax paper form each half into 12-inch log. Chill logs, wrapped in wax paper at least 2 hours or overnight.
Step 3: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 4: With sharp knife cut logs into 1/8-inch slices and arrange 1/2-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 5: Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Transfer cookies to cooling surface.

Step 1: In a small bowl, whisk together icing ingredients and transfer to a sealable plastic bag. With scissors cut a 1/8-inch opening in corner of bag.
Step 2: Drizzle each cookie with icing and let set to dry.

Makes about 10 dozen cookies.