Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Halloween is just three days away and I thought it would be a good time to share our Halloween stained-glass cookie recipe that we posted about here a few weeks ago.
Here is the recipe...
Cinnamon Sugar Cookie (makes about 50)
2 c sifted all purpose flour
1 t vanilla extract
1 L egg
1/4 t salt
1 c sugar
1/2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon powder
*for chocolate cookies add 1/4 c of unsweetened cocoa powder
Sift all dry ingredients.
In electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter until light and fluffy.
Add sugar and continue for about 4 minutes then add the egg and vanilla and continue until mixed. Add sifted dry ingredients to the butter mixture on low speed just until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap in flattened disks and refrigerate until chilled (at least 1 hour).Preheat oven to 325.
Roll chilled dough into 1/2 inch thickness and cut dough with desired shaped cookie cutters. Then transfer chilled dough to parchment lined baking sheets and chill in freezer for 10 minutes. With an exacto knife or these Halloween cutters cut dough into desired Halloween shapes. Chill dough again until firm (about 15 minutes.) Bake in oven for 7-10 minutes or until light golden color but not browned. Cool cookies on racks. Repeat this for all of the dough.
1/2 c corn syrup
1 c granulated sugar
Gel Food coloring (you can find this at New York Cake & Baking Dist.
In small saucepan stir sugar and corn syrup and put over medium heat until sugar reaches hard candy point (300 degrees on candy thermometer). Stir in desired gel food coloring and pour into the center of the baked cookie. Repeat this in various colors to achieve the same effect as our cookies.