Thursday, November 19, 2009

Flashback and Foodie Friday ~Goodie List

If you are like me you're already thinking about what you're going to bake for the holidays! So, I'm flashing back to a new favorite..from last Christmas that you might want to add to your list of goodies. These pretty cinnamony swirly cookies are yummy and cute!

Cinnamon Swirl Refrigerator Cookies


1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for work surface

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar; cream together until mixture appears light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until thoroughly mixed. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; stir until mixed. Cover dough and refrigerate at least 2 hours. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon. Set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a rectangular shape and a ¼ inch thickness. Sprinkle brown sugar cinnamon filling mixture evenly over dough and press lightly into the dough with your fingers. Roll-up dough jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Brush off any excess flour from the dough. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 2 large baking sheets; line with parchment paper or lightly grease with shortening.

Slice dough into ¼ inch slices and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Return remaining dough to refrigerator until ready to use. Bake 9 minutes or until cookies are set and the edges are just barely browned. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet one minute. Remove cookies from baking sheets and finish cooling on wire racks.

Please join me with your flashback if you have one to share!

I'm also joining in on Foodie Friday this week over at Designs by Gollum. Go check out all of the other great posts, HERE.


Dishesdone said...

They look perfect the holidays, Suzy! and just about any of day. Delicious! I love cinnamon!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

These look beautiful and delicious too! Love your blog and your header is WONDERFUL!

(Check out my Norwegian Fruit Bread recipe...perfect for the holidays!)

Happy Foodie Friday!

Foley said...

Suzy - look delicious - love your presentation..great photo!!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful Christmas photo, Suzy! Your cinnamon swirl cookies are beautiful and make such a pretty presentation on that beautiful cookie tray.

Marsha said...

Suzy, your photos are beautiful as always! I just love how the goodies are displayed with the rocking horses and ornament! Hard to believe it is time to think of holiday baking already - 2009 seemed to go so fast :)

LOL, I finally remembered to do Flashback Friday and then you didn't do mr linky :) My post is here -

Mimi said...

♥ the photo with all the little rocking horses with all the goodies piled high. It is getting to be that season isn't it. Cinnamon swirls would be a nice surprise for Howard; he loves anything with lots of cinnamon. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Your cookies look just beautiful. Your Christmas vignette is a stunner. Thanks so much for sharing those gorgeous swirled cookies with us.

heartnsoulcooking said...

These cookies look BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the cinnamon swirls.

Cynthia said...

Suzy, what a SWEET picture ... So festive with all your special little touches. The cinnamon swirls look and sound delicious. I love your flashbacks ... We get to see the best of the best. This time, I remember the picture, but not the recipe.

LDH said...

Good Morning!

Enjoyed reading many of your posts and thought I'd become a follower!

Nice visiting with you!
Kindly, ldh

Kathleen said...

They look wonderful..I can't even think about Cmas yet..too much going on and we have to get through Tgiving..but then, let the baking begin! :)

Debbie said...

What a great Christmas photo! The cinnamon swirl cookies are beautiful and make such a pretty presentation on that beautiful platter. I know you are counting down to Christmas :-)

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