Monday, December 28, 2009

Cinnamon Crackles

At 7 pm on Christmas Eve, after all the stores were closed, I realized that I didn't have any chocolate chips. This year Santa was just going to have to branch out and try a new cookie at our house.

I chose Cinnamon Crackles because they look so perfect. They all come out nice and round and perfectly I had all of the ingredients. Lucky for Santa they were delicious too. These are a crispy cookie instead of a chewy cookie, which I usually prefer, but they have lots of great spicy flavor. They remind me of gingersnaps but without the strong molasses flavor.

Cinnamon Crackles (Source: Taste of Home)

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 t. vanilla extract

1/2 t. almond extract

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 T. cinnamon

2 t. baking soda

2 t. cream of tartar

2 t. nutmeg

2 t. grated orange peel

1 t. grated lemon peel

1/2 t. salt

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars. Add the egg and extracts; mix well. Combine the next eight ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Shape into 1 inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yield: about 6 doz.

This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays and Tuesdays at the Table.


Cole said...

Mmmm....Those sound yummy!

Brenda said...

These look great, I love the orange peel in them.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I love cinnamon so I know I would enjoy your cookies. Happy New Year and thanks for linking to TMTT.