Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cinnamon Christmas Logs

 Christmas sneaks up on me every year and, as I was saying to myself just the other day (Yes, I do  talk to myself;  I appreciate the intelligent conversation.), if I plan on serving sundaes with mint sauce along with my seasonal cookie tray for Boxing Day  dessert, then it would probably wise to actually make some cookies.

I try new recipes every year so as to keep things fresh, and this year every new recipe is also a quick and easy one too.  These Cinnamon Christmas Logs have a lovely, melt-in-your-mouth texture, and are lightly cinnamon-y so as not to be overwhelming.

More cookies coming!  Lemon lovers would be wise to come back tomorrow.

Cinnamon Christmas Logs

1 cup butter, room temperature
5 Tablespoons granulated sugar
Dash of salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 300°F.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth and creamy, 2-3 minutes.   Add salt, flour, and extracts, and beat just until blended.  Divide dough into thirds and roll each into
logs about ¾ inches in diameter.  Cut each into 2 length logs, and place onto a parchment, or Silpat-lined baking sheet. Using the tines of a fork (I used a pickle fork), lightly score the top of each to resemble the bark on logs.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. While cookies are baking, combine confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon.  Cool slightly, and then dust with sugar and cinnamon mixture. 

Makes 45 cookies.

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love almond extract in cookies! These are adorable, Pattie!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh Pattie, these look beautiful and sound delicious!! They look so perfect on your Santa plate; thanks for sharing the recipe.

Best wishes to you and yours for a Joyous Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Visiting from Seasonal Sundays.


Mary said...

Pattie~ I want to come to YOUR cookie exchange! Your little cinnamon logs are adorable! Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

I make a similar recipe that I dip in chocolate and chopped pecans. They are almost too rich! I look forward to trying yours with the delicate cinnamon sugar coating!

Unknown said...

So pretty and festive. I'm one of those peeps that could eat something like this all year round. Happy New Year!

Thanks for linking up on Sugar & Slice Sunday link party. You've been featured! Hope to see you at the New Year's party. :)

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Laura Dembowski said...

Those cookies look really yummy and unique. I've never seen anything like them before.