Friday, 27 January 2012

Cinnamon spiral cookies

I have some crazy cravings at times. I crave a heavily spiced masala bun and at times a strongly chocolate flavoured bite at other times. At times I get the incredible urge to eat something very cinnamony.
Last weekend was one such occasion. I had to have something with a strong taste of cinnamon in it.

So these cookies were born. I made another batch of dough using the remaining egg yolk. You can check out the post here.
Here goes the cinnamon blast...
Flour - 1 1/4 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Butter - 7 tbsp
Egg yolk - 1/2
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Cream - 1 tbsp (I used 1tbsp milk)
Salt - 1 pinch.
Egg white - 1

For the filling:
Cinnamon powder - 1 tbsp
Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup

You can see that this is the basic cookie dough from my previous post.

Mix the flour and sugar. Cut the cold butter into the flour-sugar mix. Mix with hands until the dough resembles a crumbly mixture.

Whisk together yolk, vanilla essence, cream and salt. Add the liquid to the flour-butter mix and knead softly into a dough.

Wrap the dough in parchment or wax paper and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

Pull out the refrigerated dough and on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to form a large rectangle about 3 mm thick.

Cover the rectangle with another piece of parchment and return the dough to the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes.

Pull out the rectangular dough from the refrigerator and apply egg-white on the surface using a pastry brush.

Mix the cinnamon powder and sugar in a bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar generously on the rectangle, covering the entire surface of the dough.

Roll the dough into a log. Seal the edges well. Wrap the log in the parchment paper and return to the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

This is my entry to the Bakefest happening at pumpkin food farm.
Verdict: These are incredibly buttery, crumbly cookies; the dash of cinnamon sugar takes them to a whole different level. Add the spiral pattern in this equation and as a baker you are extremely satisfied and so are those that taste these!
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