Delicious Shot Glass Sugar Cookies Recipe

Welcome to my subtle spice no chill shot glass sugar cookies recipe. As a baker, I am passionate about creating delicious treats that are easy to make and bring joy to people’s lives. These cookies are no exception.

Sugar cookies are a classic treat enjoyed by many, but this recipe takes it to the next level with a subtle blend of spices that adds warmth and depth of flavor. The best part? You don’t even have to chill the dough before baking!

Whether you’re looking for a special holiday treat or just want to impress your friends with your baking skills, these soft and chewy sugar cookies will not disappoint. So grab your apron and let’s get started on this wonderful baking journey together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies
Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies

Are you on the hunt for the perfect sugar cookie recipe that has just the right amount of spice without being overwhelming? Look no further than this Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies Recipe!

What sets these cookies apart from the rest is the use of cloves and cinnamon, a blend of spices that brings a subtle warmth to each bite. The recipe also calls for cake-and-pastry flour, which ensures a soft and chewy texture, making them irresistible to anyone who loves a good sugar cookie.

But the best part? You can make these cookies without having to chill the dough beforehand! This means you can whip up a batch in no time if unexpected guests drop by or if you have a sudden craving for something sweet.

Whether it’s for a special occasion or just a casual snack, these Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies are sure to become your go-to recipe. Trust me, once you make them, you won’t be able to resist their soft and chewy texture and their subtle yet flavorful spiciness. So go ahead, give this recipe a try and be ready to fall in love!

Ingredient List

“Ready to take a shot at these delicious sugar cookies?”

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make our Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies:

  • 1 ½ cups of cake-and-pastry flour
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • A pinch of cloves
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of margarine or butter softened at room temperature

Note: If you want to give the cookies a more pronounced subtle spice flavor, you can increase the amounts of cinnamon and cloves slightly.

The Recipe How-To

“No need to chill, these shot glass cookies are ready to go in a flash!”

Now that we have our ingredients just right, let’s dive into the recipe. Follow these steps to make delicious Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies:

Step 1: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of cake-and-pastry flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of cloves.

Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, cream 1 cup of margarine until it is smooth. Add ​1 cup of granulated sugar, ​1 egg, and 1​ teaspoon ​of ​vanilla extract. Mix well.

Step 3: Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients Together

Gradually mix the flour mixture with the wet mixture until it forms one big cookie-happy ball.

Step 4: Chill Dough

Cover the dough with plastic wrap or wax paper (alternative) and chill for at least an hour in the refrigerator or 20-30 minutes in the freezer.

Step 5: Preheat Oven and Make “Shot Glass” Forms

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). While you are waiting, make “shot glass” forms by rolling warm dough into small balls (1/4 inch for each ball) like marble size, then press them into a baking sheet.

Tip: Use a shot glass or cookie cutter if you want uniform mini-cookie shapes.

Step 6: Place Spices on Top

Sprinkle spiced sugar on each cookie’s partial portion (upside as in inside a glass). You can make spiced sugar by mixing together a combination of ​1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/3​ cup granulated sugar, and 2​ teaspoons cinnamon.

Step 7: Bake Them and Cool Cookies

Bake the cookies for approximately 10-12 minutes or until they turn golden-brown around the edges. Once ready, take out from the oven and let cool on the pan fro few minutes to set, then transfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely so they can have that perfect soft & chewy texture.

There you go! Your hard work has paid off with this amazing melt-in-your-mouth Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies!

Substitutions and Variations

“These cute little cookies pack a flavorful punch!”

When it comes to making the perfect batch of Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies, there are plenty of opportunities for substitutions and variations. Whether you have allergies, preferences or are simply feeling adventurous, this recipe can accommodate a variety of changes.

For those who want to introduce an extra layer of flavor, try adding some peanut butter or chocolate chips to the cookie dough before baking. These will add a delightful twist to the soft and chewy texture of the cookies.

If you are looking for a unique presentation, consider creating stained glass window cookies by using different colored hard candies to fill the centers of the cookies. Crushed candy canes or other festive candies such as M&Ms will give your cookies a festive look appropriate for holidays or Christmas parties.

If you prefer shortbread cookies, slight modification is needed by replacing granulated sugar with powdered sugar and using cake-and-pastry flour or all-purpose flour in equal amounts.

Lastly, if you are trying to reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe but still want a subtle hint of sweetness with spices, cut back on the amount of sugar in the recipe, use brown sugar instead of granulated white sugar, and include cardamom for a chewy cardamom spice cookie that could be served during coffee breaks.

With these proven substitutions and variations for this subtle spice chill shot glass sugar cookies recipe, it’s easy to make little changes that result in big flavor!

Serving and Pairing

“Get ready to impress your guests with these unique no chill cookies.”

The subtle spice no chill shot glass sugar cookies will make the perfect addition to your afternoon tea, coffee break or dessert table. These cookies have a soft, chewy texture with a delightful subtle spice flavor that perfectly complements your hot drinks.

One great way to serve these cookies is to pair them with a cup of hot tea or coffee. The subtle spice flavor of the cookies is a perfect match for the warmth and aroma of hot beverages. For a more indulgent treat, try serving these cookies alongside some decadent peanut butter or chocolate chip spread that will add an extra layer of sweetness and richness to your snack.

Another great way to enjoy these cookies is by using them as a base for creative treats such as stained glass cookies or as a baking ingredient to make other delicious desserts such as spiced sugar shortbread, Christmas sugar cookies or coffee cake cookies. The options are endless when it comes to utilizing these cookies in various culinary creations.

These subtle spice no chill shot glass sugar cookies also make a lovely homemade gift for any baking enthusiast. Present them in an attractive cookie jar or on a beautiful plate and bring out the heartwarming season holiday spirit.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Spice up your dessert game with these subtle yet satisfying cookies.”

One of the great things about the Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies Recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later enjoyment. The cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to a week, but if you want to keep them for longer, freezing is your best bet.

To freeze, layer the cookies between sheets of wax paper and store them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They will last for up to three months in the freezer.

When you’re ready to enjoy the cookies, simply let them thaw at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes before serving. You can also reheat them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-10 minutes to bring back their fresh-baked texture and aroma.

Keep in mind that reheating can cause the cookies to lose some of their subtle spiciness, so you may want to sprinkle a bit of cinnamon sugar on top or serve with a hot drink like coffee or tea to enhance their flavor.

Whether you’re making these cookies for a special occasion or just as a treat for yourself, knowing how to make ahead, store and reheat them properly will ensure they stay fresh and delicious every time.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Don’t let their size fool you, these cookies are full of flavor.”

Achieving the perfect subtle spice no chill shot glass sugar cookies may require some attention to detail. Here are some tips and recommendations to make sure your cookies come out perfectly every time.

First, ensure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature, particularly the butter or margarine. Softened butter or margarine is easier to mix into the dough than when it’s too cold. This will ensure even distribution of the ingredients in the dough.

Use cake-and-pastry flour for a lighter and more delicate cookie texture. All-purpose flour, while it can be used in a pinch or for a firmer cookie, doesn’t give the same delicate result that cake-and-pastry flour does.

Make sure to refrigerate the dough for around thirty minutes or more before shaping it into balls and placing them on the baking sheet. This will help prevent the cookies from spreading too much in the oven and add structure to them, resulting in a soft chewy texture.

When baking, aim for a light golden brown color on the edges of the cookies. Overbaking can cause them to turn tough and crispy instead of soft and chewy.

While baking, don’t overcrowd the cookie sheet as this can lead to uneven heating and result in uneven cooking. Each ball should be about 1 1/2 inches apart.

If you’re planning on adding in chocolate chips, peanut butter or another flavoring like cinnamon, cloves or cardamom, roll those into the dough last after everything else has been mixed together. This will ensure even distribution of flavoring throughout the entire batch.

Finally, use a cooling rack after pulling them out of the oven to let them cool down to ensure they retain their shape and have an even texture throughout.

By following these tips carefully, you’ll be able to achieve perfect results with this Subtle Spice No-Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies recipe.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies Recipe is a perfect choice for anyone who is looking for a unique and easy-to-make sugar cookie recipe. With its subtle blend of cinnamon and cloves, and without any chilling time required, these cookies are sure to delight your taste buds while saving you valuable time in the kitchen. I highly recommend trying this recipe for your next special occasion, holiday gathering or just as an indulgent treat with a cup of tea or coffee. Don’t hesitate to get creative with substitutions and variations to make it truly your own. By following the ingredient list, tips and instructions carefully, you’ll achieve perfectly baked, soft, and chewy cookies every time. So why not give this recipe a try today? Happy baking!

Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies

Subtle Spice No Chill Shot Glass Sugar Cookies Recipe

This makes a holiday supply. Easily halved. This cookie has a powdery, subtle sweet taste with just a hint of spices. Great iced or topped with sweets! I love the small size, which cuts the calories....if you only have a few! Previously I have added a couples shots from my black pepper grinder and some all spice, which surprisingly turns out awesome, really! Butter is easily substituted.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Canadian, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, European, For Large Groups, Grains, Lunch, Oven, Scandinavian, Winter
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 72 cookies
Calories: 87.7kcal


  • 2 cups margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups sifted cake-and-pastry flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 dashes cinnamon
  • 2 dashes cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • -cream butter and sugar, making sure to scrape bottom for about 3 minutes.
  • -add eggs and vanilla, mix.
  • -combine dry ingredients.
  • -sift dry ingredients, adding in batches to wet mixture.
  • -flour surface, roll out to about 1cm thickness, use the mouth of shot glass as cookie cutter.
  • - (optional, but very recommended): in small shallow dish of sugar (OR cinnamon/sugar mix) dip cookie face down, lightly coat.
  • -bake on parchment for 6-7 mins, on 400.
  • -cool on racks immediately.

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Serving: 24g | Calories: 87.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.5g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 2.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 5.2mg | Sodium: 101.8mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 5.6g

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