Monday, April 19, 2010
Cookie Recipe #107 - Iced Cinnamon Chip Cookies
This is how many hands it took to make this recipe, but isn't necessary for the final product (only makes it more fun!). These are similar to chocolate chip cookies, using cinnamon chips instead of chocolate ones. A smooth sweet icing on each one adds to the eating experience, but even alone, these are a tasty treat.
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspooon salt, 1 package (10 ounces)cinnamon baking chips. Icing: 1/4 cup butter, melted, 1/4 cup shortening, 1 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in cinnamon chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a minute before transferring to cooling racks.
Make icing as follows: In small bowl, combine melted butter, shortening, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla extract; beat for 1-2 minutes or until fluffy. Spread over cookies.
Makes 3-4 dozen.
"Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies & Bars", Reiman Media Group, Inc., Greendale, WI, 2008. Katie Jean Boyd, Roachdale, IN.