Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Rolling Away

I have a cookie cookbook called The Cookie Bible. After purchasing it, I promptly didn't use it; so, I recently had my dad pick out several cookies he wanted to try. The cookie for this week is cinnamon roll cookies. This is a refrigerated cookie that is rolled. It turned out really good. In fact, I was told that Monday night, Daddy very dramatically slammed the cookie container shut, slid it away from him and said, "I could eat ALL of those!" My mom's comment, before she knew the name, was "It tastes like eating a cinnamon roll." I'd say these were a success.

Cinnamon Roll Cookies
1 cup butter flavor Crisco shortening (I used regular flavor)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Sugar mixture
4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Combine shortening and sugar and beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Turn dough onto a sheet of waxed paper. Spread into a 9X6 inch rectangle (mine was larger) using a rubber spatula. Sprinkle 4 Tablespoons sugar mixutre to within 1 inch of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style into log (be careful not to let dough crack). Dust with remaining sugar mixture. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight (I did overnight).

Heat oven to 375 F. Spray cookie sheet (or use baking stone) with cooking spray. Slice dough 1/4 inch thick. Place on prepared sheets. Bake for 8 minutes or until lighty browned on top. Cool on cookie sheets 4 minutes; transfer to cooling racks.

3 comments:

The Cookbook Junkie said...

These look great. How do they compare to Snickerdoodles? I'm always looking for more nut-free cookie recipes for Christmas but Snickerdoodles are already on my list, would making these too be redundant?

Claire said...

These were more cinnamon tasting thank snickerdoodles and have a different texture. I don't think it would be too redundant, especially since they look different as well!

Claire's Dad said...

When I first tasted them I thought of snickerdoodles but like Claire says, there is more cinnamon and they are crispier, PLUS they age much better. These are already slightly crispy (not crunchy...don't ask me to explain) and stay that way.

I've asked for another batch soon to give to our auto mechanic. (His fav. is peanut butter cookies, but he's going to love these, too).