Deliciously Different

Spiced Shortbread Cookies

1½ cups unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
1½  tsp ground ginger
¾ tsp ground cloves

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together butter and sugar until just combined. Mix in the vanilla.  Mix together flour, salt and spices. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until a dough starts to form.  Roll dough into two 8-inch logs and freeze.
Baking the cookies: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap the dough and cut it into ½-inch rounds. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until edges begin to brown. 

Makes about 3½  dozen cookies.
Recipe: Costco Connection