Sunday, December 6, 2015

McCall's Cinnamon Crisps

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is another recipe that is as old as my marriage, and while I'm quite proud of it, that number is not one I throw loosely about. I made these cookies for the Silver Fox our first Christmas together. The old McCall's cook book was my kitchen bible at the time and while style and taste have changed over the years, I must say it never let me down when I relied on it as my principle recipe source. I love cinnamon cookies, so these were a natural choice for me to make that first Christmas. They are simple. They are easy to make. They are delicious. There was a time I thought them difficult to make, but time and experience have made them an easy peasy addition to our Christmas table. They taste a bit like cinnamon graham crackers, but please put the emphasis on "bit like" because these are the best graham cracker you have ever or will ever have. Here is how to make the cinnamon crisps.

McCall's Cinnamon Crisps...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of McCall's Cookie Collection

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon


1) Beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and zest and beat to combine.
Add flour, salt and cinnamon and mix until incorporated. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
2) Roll dough out on a well-floured surface to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters or cut in to squares with a pastry wheel/pizza cutter. Place cookies on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
3) Beat egg and milk together with a fork or whisk. Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Use a pastry brush to coat cookies in egg mixture, then sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
4) Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.

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1 comment :

David said...

Mary, These sound and look really good! I could do with a half dozen or so with my breakfast coffee... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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