Baked with Love : Cinnamon Cookies Recipe + A Christmas Wrapping Idea

5.12.12


Cookies Xmas Christmas Cinnamon Flavor Cookies Food gift Hand made

Things are happening fast now and very soon a new year will begin to blossom. It's exciting! 

These are some of the cinnamon cookies I made last week. I baked  two beautiful batches of cookies and this morning I found out they were all gone! Cinnamon seems to really make these cookies warm and lovely... and also irresistible around here.J.agreed.Obviously I will have to make more of these cookies next weekend! Some for us and some for our friends too. But this time I will invite J. to join me in the kitchen- It would be fun to make cookies together or a fun- family{of two}--weekend holiday project!

I love the holidays, and all the gorgeous and inspiring ideas everyone shares {on this virtual space} during this time of the year. It's almost impossible not to feel motivated to create.I saw this lovely DIY Cup-Cake Liners idea at funkytime and thought, ooh that could be a wonderful christmas gift wrapping idea! That's how this idea came together! I'm planning on using this ''wrapping idea" for the cookies that I will give to our friends. And I thought you'd enjoy this too.

To make this little wrapped Christmas Cup- Step 1-  I used a plastic cup. Step 2- I cut a square of white parchment baking paper and wrapped around the cup. Step 3- I cut some bay leaves from the little garden {you can also use rosemary leaves or any  aromatic green leaf} Step 4-Tie with some baker's twine {or any colorful ribbon} around it and slip in the cute reindeer gift tag. That it! It's very easy and fun to make.

The cute holiday reindeer gift tag is from eatdrinkchic and you can download it for free at Amy's website.

It's a hearty little thing that could bring a lot of smiles.

I hope you're enjoying your week.

CINNAMON COOKIES RECIPE

 Makes 50-60  depending on size of cookies.

2 1/4 C. All Purpose flour / Plain flour
100 g / 3.5 oz Unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 Egg
1 C. Soft brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla essence 
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1 Egg, lightly beaten
 
Preparation: Preheat oven at 170C / 338F. In a large bowl add sugar, butter and one egg. Mix {using an electric mixer} until creamy {about 2-3 minutes}. Add cinnamon powder,vanilla essence,flour and baking soda plus the lightly beaten egg and make a dough.Adjust dough if necessary by adding a bit more of flour or a bit of water until dough is ready to roll.Knead mixture {on a floured surface} into a smooth dough, until it holds together when shape into a ball.

 Roll out the dough to approximately 4-5 mm thick, then cut out with your favorite shaped cookie cutters. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.Take them out of the oven and store them in an airtight container.


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