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Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

2014-08-26

Recipe Info

  • 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!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Method

Step 1

Make the dough: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Divide dough in half; form into two 3/4-inch-thick disks. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Place baking sheet in freezer; once frozen, transfer shapes to a resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 1 month.

Step 6

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.

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