Thursday, December 23, 2010

Flashback Friday ~All I Want for Christmas

What a difference a year makes! A year ago all Randy wanted for Christmas was his two front good ankles I mean!! He was pretty happy to get his little scooter to tool around the house though :-)

In honor of my honey I am featuring Cinnamon Bun cookies that I have made the past couple of years for my goodie plates. He's pretty fond of them and anything that has cinnamon as a main flavor.

Cinnamon Bun Cookies


½ cup (2 ounces) powdered sugar
¾ cup (1½ sticks, 6 ounces) unsalted butter
½ tsp salt
1½ tsp vanilla extract
1½ cups (6¼ ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour

1 large egg white
1 Tbs water
¼ cup granulated sugar
1½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs heavy whipping cream
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon

1. Prepare dough: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the sugar, butter, salt and vanilla. Add the flour, stirring to make a cohesive dough. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.

2. Roll the dough: Transfer chilled dough to a lightly floured piece of parchment or waxed paper. Roll it into a 9×12-inch rectangle. In a small bowl, whisk together egg white and water until foamy. Brush onto rolled out dough. In another small bowl, whisk together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle it evenly over the dough. Starting with a long edge, carefully roll the dough into a log, sealing the edge (if dough sticks to parchment, gently use a metal spatula to guide it off of the paper). Wrap in plastic wrap or parchment, and freeze until firm.

3. Bake the cookies: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two cookie sheets. Remove the dough from the freezer and unwrap it. Using a sharp knife, gently cut it into ½-inch slices. Transfer them to the prepared baking sheets. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, until they’re a light golden brown. Remove them from the oven and transfer to a rack to cool.

4. Ice the cookies: Sift or strain the powdered sugar into a medium-sized bowl to remove any lumps. Whisk the cream into the sugar to make a smooth icing. Drizzle or spread icing onto cookies (or serve alongside in a bowl for dipping).

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

I skip the icing...they are good without it.

Happy Christmas Eve Eve to you!

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Kate said...

Cinnamon anything!! I agree with Randy. I would love your cookies. I must mark this so I can give them a try.

Debbie said...

Cinnamon is big here too! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Marsha said...

A great reminder that I've been meaning to try these - we love cinnamon as well.

Wishing you, Randy & Jigs a wonderful Christmas!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'm sure Randy is happy he's not on that scooter this year! Your cookies are the perfect celebration of good health!

Merry Christmas to you and Randy, Suzy!

Foley said...

I remember these from last year - earmarking them for next year!
I'm sure Randy is glad he is not in a cast this Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you, Randy & Jigs!!

Dishesdone said...

I remember the scooter, glad Randy doesn't have to scoot this year :( Great looking cookies!
Merry Christmas, Suzy, you, Randy and Jigs!

shopannies said...

the cookies sound delicious

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