Monday, December 13, 2010

2nd Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange

I made the Cinnamon Sassies Cookie recipe for our cookie exchange this year, we'll give 1/2 dozen cookies to each participant. These cookies are like snickerdoodles on steroids......right out of the oven the centers are soft and chewy. The recipe is correct, it takes 1/4 cup of dough per cookie. So worth the extra effort. I put one or two of these on my cookie trays every year.

Here's mine, packaged and ready to go..


Cinnamon Sassies

* 1-½ cup Sugar
* ½ cups Butter Or Margarine
* 1 teaspoon Vanilla Or Vanilla Bean Paste
* 2 whole Eggs (large)
* 2-½ cups Flour
* 1 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
* ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
* ¼ teaspoons Salt
* 1 cup Cinnamon Flavored Baking Chips
* 1 cup Chopped Pecans
* 2 Tablespoons Sugar (this To Roll Cookies In)
* 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (this To Roll Cookies In)

1. Heat oven to 375 F. If using a dark or nonstick pan, heat to 350F.

2. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with a spoon until creamy.

3. Stir in flour, ceam of tartar, baking soda and salt. Stir in cinnamon chips and pecans.

4. Mix 2 Tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl.

5. Shape dough by forming 1/4 cups of dough into balls. Roll in sugar and cinnamon mixture.

6. Place balls 3″ apart on un-greased large cookie sheet. (Do not flatten.)

7. Bake 13-17 minutes or until set and light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.


supermom said...

oh my goodness, so cute. you have to let me know how your exchange went. :O)

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

Deleted the other post because it had a typo.........

Our exchange was a total success, nobody cancelled, we did it over our lunch hour, did a few tastings, then put all of our cookies into containers, set around, visited then got back to work. This is the 2nd year, we are ready for next year.