24 April 2011

Cinnamon Refrigerator Cookies

Cinnamon Refrigerator Cookies

Hubby has bought me a new recipes book from JB when we were shopping over the weekend. Now I have more snacks in mind to satisfy my glutton man.

Alright all story telling aside, I am making cinnamon cookies from the book. Don’t underestimate these unassuming cookies, is almost as popular as chocolate chip cookies. A popular cookie creations especially during Christmas.

I chilled the dough in fridge for few hours to firm up before rolling into a log as its a little challenging to roll into a log when its wet and sticky after mixing. I fridge overnight instead of a few hours as I was busy.

Recipe: Cinnamon Refrigerator Cookies
Makes: 50-75 depending on the size you cut

(all ingredients are to be at room temperature)

• 225g plain flour
• 3 tsp ground cinnamon
• pinch of salt
• 225g unsalted butter
• 225g caster sugar (i use 180g for hubby, for myself can further reduce to 150g)
• 2 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Sift the flour, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

2. With an electric mixer (middle speed), cream the butter until soft. Add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.

3. Lightly beat the eggs and vanilla essence in a separate bowl, then gradually stir into the butter mixture.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and fold together with a wooden spoon or a spatula until incorporated.

5. Divide the dough into four parts, then roll each into 5cm/2in diameter logs. Wrap tightly in foil and chill for two hours or overnight or freeze until firm. (i chilled the dough for 2hrs, roll them into logs and return rolled logs to chill)

6. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C.

7. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 5mm slices. (if the dough is too hard, dip knife in hot water). Place the rounds 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets and bake for about 10 minutes until lightly coloured.

8. Use a metal spatula, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

1) The dough can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to a month.

2) Don’t forget to turn the log as you slice to keep a round cookie shape.

3) Baked cookies can be stored in an airtight container for 5-7 days.

Nabilah pop by our house 2-days later. She can't stop munching the cookies and they disappear fast within minutes. Before she know it, there is only a few piece left in the cookie jar. Then she asked where I buy the cookies from!

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