Cinnamon cookies / Pie crust cookies / Easy cookies
Cinnamon is a flavor my herd loves so any thing with a hint of it is really welcome anytime. These cookies are so easy to make and ideal for gifting during holidays.
Before going to the recipe I must say blogging is so much of hard work and sometimes really rewarding too…
Recently Pramitha of Pramitha love cooking conducted a contest on her blog for cakes and desserts and there were around 50 superb entries and guess what ya I won this beautiful dress material sponsored by Nityasya in the best dessert category for my entry.
Pramitha gave a beautiful salwar material as prize to the winners.She even gave a choice of two colors of dress material to pick from.Two days were spent in oscillating between purple and yellow.As soon as daughty came from school she would start picking my brain with did u decide !!!Both looked really pretty I might have gone with yellow but my girl kept telling me Mom u are a pink/purple person yellow won’t suit u so I finally picked the one u see below.Sometimes I feel she knows me better than I know myself. I could see the man of the house looking at the two of us and muttering under his breath typical women :)) I have not yet seen the material as I got it delivered in India address.Yesterday my MIL called me to say she really liked the color.
So this section is to say a big thank you to Pramitha .Can’t wait to go home and get it stitched.
Now over to cookies :))
I find that the pie crust dough is just not for making pies but it has all the ideal ingredients to double as cookies.I have made Ma’amoul and Sugar Cookies etc earlier and they have all come out well.The other day daughts was searching the kitchen cabinets saying she is starving and cannot find anything she likes so I quickly pulled out the dough from freezer , thawed it in microwave and with in 10 minutes these rosettes were ready.. 5 were gobbled hot hot:))
This is a no fail easiest recipe for cookie on earth if you have stock of pie crust dough. A pack has 2 rolls I have used only one here.Remember they won’t puff up like puff pastry but with remain the size of dough.
Ingredients : Yields 15-16 tiny cookies.
Pie crust-1 roll
Sugar – 1 -2 tsp
Cinnamon – 1 stick or cinnamon powder – 1 tsp (see note below)
1.Crush the cinnamon stick with mortar and pestle/ Hammer or large stone 🙂
2.Heat an empty pan,put the cinnamon in it till just the bit slightly heat up and emit the aroma.Remove and when it is cool make it into a fine powder.
3.Thaw the pie crust dough and spread it on ur work surface mix sugar and cinnamon and spread it evenly.
4.Roll the dough tightly .Cut it with a scissors into pieces,adjust the shape if it is slightly elongated.
5.Seal the end with a drop of water and stick it back so that it does not open while baking.On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper arrange the cookies leaving some gap in between each.
6.Bake at 450° F for 10-12 minutes.I do not turn them in the middle.It needs to be lightest brown .Remove when done and center of the swirl is cooked and cool off on a wire rack and enjoy.
The Indian variety of cinnamon is pretty strong compared to the ones I get here use this spice with cation.A pinch goes a long way.I have used 1 tsp as the ones I use is very mild.
Hope you like it .