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.