Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cinnamon Cookies - My First Cookies

I baked Cookies for first time, and it came out okay. it got crispier texture out and little crumble texture in. But we all liked it a lot. I was not so dare enough to try chocolate cookies or choco-chip cookies, as this is the first time, fearing that it would not turn good. Using Cinnamon was also easier, the flavour and taste was really good. so any first time bakers reading this, Just go ahead with Cinnamon cookies, if you are baking cookies for the first time.
I referred lots of website's and took bits and pieces from each recipe. and now presenting what i did.

cinnamon flat cookies

Ingredients: (10 -14 cookies)

1. All Purpose Flour /Maida - 1 1/4 cup (10 oz)
2. Sugar - 1/3 cup
3. Butter - 100gms
4. Cinnamon - 1' stick
5. Egg - 1
6. Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp's
7. Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
8. Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
9. Salt - a pinch


1. Bring the Butter to Room Temperature.

2. Grind the Sugar and Cinnamon to fine powder.

3. Beat the Egg with Vanilla Essence and keep aside. (Give a pulse in your mixer)

4. Mix salt, baking soda and baking powder to the flour and sift the flour twice.

5. Beat the Butter and Sugar. I use hand mixer and beated it for about 2 minute's.

6. After Beating Butter and Sugar, add Egg-vanilla mix and mix well with a wooden spoon.

7. Add Flour and mix with the wooden spoon very slowly.

8. The cookie dough will be very soft now, so cover the dough and refrigerate it for 1 hour.

9. After 1 hr refrigeration, cookie dough gets firm and now its ready to get baked.

10. Line Baking Plate with Baking sheet. apply pinch butter on four cornours of baking plate, before lining with baking sheet, this keeps the sheet unmovable. I would recommend double lining, if you want your cookies little browned at the bottom.

11. Pre-Heat the oven to 350F / 180C.

12. Rub your hand with some flour and take a small ball of cookie dough and flatten in on baking sheet. likewise place cookie dough balls with enough space for it to expand on the baking sheet.
with fork make some designs if you wish.
i gave very little space and ended with many shapeless cookies.

13. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes and see, if the edges got browned, if not, bake it for another 2 or 3 minutes.

14. Cool them completely for about 15 minutes and then shift to air tight container.

Melt some chocolate and drizzle over the cookies and cool it for a while.

It was so perfect for Tea. My first cookie impressed us a lot.

cinnamon cookies with tea

These Cinnamon Cookies are leaving for Monthly Mingle - High Tea Treats hosted by Aparna.
Glad on joining them on tea party with my first time cookies.

Friends Please Help me on how to get crispier texture on cookie, and any suggestions on how can i improve? Love to hear from you all.
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