Monday, January 13, 2014

Cinnamon Bun Cookies


Remember early last week I was talking about needing some insurance for my cookie exchange in the event my original choice failed? Well, these were my first pick: cinnamon bun cookies. I love anything with cinnamon, so I knew these would be a hit as long as I didn't mess up. Thankfully, while these did take quite some time to come together, they turned out perfectly. Read below to make them for yourself!

Ingredients

Cookie Dough
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-3/4 cup unsalted butter
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract
-1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Filling
-1 egg white
-1 tbsp water
-1/4 cup white sugar
-1 1/2 tsps cinnamon

Icing
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-2 tbsps heavy whipping cream
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

1. In a stand mixer, cream together sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla. Gradually add the flour, mixing until the dough comes together. Remove dough from the mixer, flatten into a disk, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until ready to use (note, I would not do any longer than a couple of hours - the dough will become really hard).

2. Transfer chilled dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a large rectangle (approximately 9x12 inch). In a small dish, quickly whisk egg white and water until foamy. In another small disk, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Brush liquid mixture all over the dough, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly. Starting with the long edge, carefully roll the dough into a log. Wrap in parchment paper, and freeze until firm.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Remove the dough from the freezer and unwrap it. Using a sharp knife, gently cut the log into 1/2 inch slices. Transfer to baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the cookies are just slightly golden on the top. Remove from the oven, and transfer to baking racks.


4. Add powdered sugar into a medium sized bowl. Whisk in the cream, vanilla, and cinnamon until icing is smooth. I chose to spread on my cookies, but the icing can be set aside for dipping as well. Enjoy! Pin It

3 comments:

  1. im a huge fan of cinnamon so i definitely need to try this one day!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Please let me know if you do! I'd love to hear how they turn out.

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  2. Loved these too! Sooo yum! Miss Katrina you are so talented in everything you do! <3

    ~N

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