Cinnamon Christmas Cookies2014-08-26
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 35m
These are a delight to make. Roll out and cut to your heart’s content. Perfect them by decorating with icing and mini sweets. These are great as a festive gift too: packaged in jars with ribbon. Children will love making their own creations on top, and they are also great made into Christmas Tree or Window ornaments!
- 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
- 8 tablespoon(s) butter, softened
- 1 cup(s) sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- decorating sugar and candies
- icing sugar, for decorating(optional)
Make the dough: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture; beat until combined.
Divide dough in half; form into two 3/4-inch-thick disks. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
Cut out shapes with cookie cutters; if dough gets soft, chill 10 minutes. Using a metal spatula with a thin blade, transfer cut-out shapes to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Re-roll scraps; cut more shapes.
Place baking sheet in freezer; once frozen, transfer shapes to a resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 1 month.
To Bake: Preheat oven to 200. Line baking sheets with parchment; bake, decorating if desired until edges are golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies for 1 minute on sheets, and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.