And we are back in the kitchen…..
I’m on spring break (one of the few perks of being a teacher) this week and our family just left after an awesome visit. As we were chit chatting I felt like baking but, I did not feel like running out to get ingredients. After searching through the pantry, I had all the ingredients for sugar cookies but wanted to jazz them up a little. That’s where the cinnamon and the walnuts came in. If you haven’t noticed yet, I love anything with cinnamon.
My husband loves to eat and he is my personal food critic. So, when I told him what I was going to attempt to make he was all for it! I envy him because he doesn’t gain a pound but me on the other hand…….
As always, I had some music going, a full glass of wine, and creativity flowing. Below you will find the key to all the yummies we are enjoying today. Nothing about this cookie is healthy, but everyone needs some type of guilty pleasure to enjoy after a salad 🙂
Serving Size–12 medium size cookies
3/4 cups of butter softened
1 cup of granulated sugar
3 teaspoons of vanilla (I like to add a little extra)
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 cup of walnuts (we prefer extra nuts)
1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoons of salt
2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2 3/4 cups of powdered sugar
1 stick of softened butter
3/4 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
A splash of milk
Let’s Get Busy
- In a mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugar
- Now,mix in your eggs one at a time
- Next, add your vanilla and cinnamon
- In the same bowl add the baking powder, flour, and salt (mix long enough to remove all or most of the lumps
- Add walnuts and fold over until all your walnuts are covered
- Cover and let it your dough chill for 2 hours
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line your baking sheet
- Roll cookies into balls (small to medium balls)
- Bake for 8-12 minutes (I like to bake mine for 9 mins turn the oven off and let them sit in there for an additional 2 mins)
- They should be a nice golden brown on the bottom
- While your cookies are cooling you are going to prepare your frosting.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add powdered sugar and butter until it’s creamy.
- Now add it’s time for the vanilla and cinnamon
- Add your milk one small splash at a time until you reached your desired consistency (we do not like a thick icing for our cookies)
- Once the cookies have completely cooled, apply your icing
- Last but not least, ENJOY!!!!
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Until Next Time,