Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cinnamon Spice Cookies

Jodies Kitchen Cinnamon Spice Cookies

I remember being a child and the house filled with a wonderful smell this time of year.
Being a kid I didn't know exactly what it was,just that it would come from the kitchen when Mom was baking.
Little did I know,it was the beautiful aroma of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.Those smells that filled the house is now something that brings back cherished memories for me.

This was a recipe I adapted from a old Church cookbook some years back.I normally make these in the fall and winter.Its not uncommon to find me eating one of these with a cup of coffee in the mornings.

Wait! I said one of these..more like a couple.

This is a nice crisp cookie which is not to overpowering with either of the spices,but a nice balance between the two.
The dough can stay in the fridge for a week till you actually get ready to make the cookies,or just take out a little at the time and you can have fresh homemade cookies everyday.
Yummy that couldn't be a bad thing.
These also freeze well so if you want to go ahead and bake them to pull out during the holidays go right ahead.Just make sure your cookies are always in an air tight container of some kind.

Jodies Kitchen Cinnamon Spice Cookies
Makes about 6 dozen
2 and 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp.baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 and 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1 egg beaten
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Extra cinnamon & sugar for sprinkling the tops of cookies
Mix your flour,baking soda,cinnamon,nutmeg and salt together.
In a large bowl beat sugar and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy.Add egg and vanilla,mix well.Gradually beat in your flour mixture until well blended.Refrigerate 2 hours or until dough is firm.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness (I just eyeball,but do try and get very thin) Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.Place on greased baking sheets.Sprinkle cookies liberally with sugar and cinnamon.
Bake in preheated 375F oven about 8 minutes.Cool cookies on baking sheet 1 minute before moving to a wire rack.If no wire rack is available,just cool completely on baking sheet.Eat up...Store in a cookie jar..or freeze. Good luck.

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