When you start with something really good, it doesn’t take much to make it better. And that’s the story of this cookie. I started with my Do-Almost-Anything Vanilla Cookie Dough, and then I added the spices that always make me think it’s Christmas: cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice. The result is a cookie that’s perfect with coffee or tea, mulled cider, mulled wine or a late-night cognac.
A word on batch size: This recipe uses one quarter of the Do-Almost- Anything Vanilla Dough. Make the full recipe of the dough then, if you’d like, you can double, triple or quadruple this cookie recipe or use the vanilla dough to make other cookies.
Excerpted from Dorie’s Cookies, published by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Copyright © 2016 Dorie Greenspan. Photographs © 2016 Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca.