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cinnamon cookies

I am finished with my cookie baking for Christmas.  Most of the boxes are done but there is one that will probably not go out until Thursday.  Or maybe it will.  It will all depend on when I receive socks.  I tried two new cookie recipes this year.  Both from Martha Stewart's Living.  By the end of trying both of them, I was wondering if these people ever bake in a small home kitchen.  Or a two year old helper.  I decided to try them to send out because of the amount of flour that are in both.

I changed the both recipes by the time I was done with them.  My Beloved rolled his eyes and said he was surprised.  I went for the flavors instead of the complications.  I would even change this one further and base the cookie dough on more of a classic sable.  But it is good.  Especially if you like cinnamon and a hint of cocoa.  I took all my rejects to work.  It took me a bit to figure out baking times.  I brought home an empty dish.  That should say something!

cinnamon cookies

Adapted from Martha Stewart's Livings Cinnamon Log Slices

1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs and 1 large egg white

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 cups flour

3 tablespoons cocoa

1/2 cup granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cover baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.

Cream butter with 1 cup sugar and brown sugar.  Mix in the eggs and vanilla.  Mix in the flour, salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cocoa, and 1/3 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl.

Make small balls of the cookie dough.  Dredge in the cocoa cinnamon mixture.  Put on the baking sheet.  Flatten with the bottom of a glass.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Very nice with a cup of tea.  Or popping in your mouth as you head down the elevator.  I saw this one today.

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