1/2 and 2 tablespoons (150 grams) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
2 sticks (225 grams, 8 ounces, or 1 cup) unsalted butter, very cold
1/2 cup water, very cold
spices of choice (I decided to go with the christmas mix and added cinnamon, nutmeg, fennel, clove...)
Mix flour, sugar, salt and spices in a bowl. Add softened butter and water and mix it all until it is all well incorporated and you get a ball of dough. Take that dough and put it either in refrigerator for 1-2 hour or deep freeze it for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven on 320F (160C). Roll out the dough and cut out the shapes.
Put it on oven paper and put in the oven for 15 minutes or until they start to brown. Take them out and enjoy!