Friday, October 22, 2010

Cinnamon-Nut Spice Cookies- Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies!!

Cinnamon-Nut Spice Cookies

These taste exactly like the German Pecan Cookies my step mother makes!  The recipe she has reads like... a splash of this...enough flour... it's a very, very old recipe so I'm happy to find something that tastes just as wonderful.  The bonus: these freeze well start stocking up for Christmas time!!

Cinnamon-Nut Spice Cookies
makes about 48 cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, beat the butter for 30 seconds.  Add the 1 cup of sugar, the baking powder, 1 tsp. of cinnamon, salt, and allspice; beat until fluffy.

Add egg; beat until combined.  Gradually add flour, beating until well mixed.  Stir in walnuts or pecans.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet (I always spray my cookie sheets with spray).  In a small bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.  Sprinkle dough mounds with sugar mixture.

Bake in preheated oven for 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are firm.  Let stand on cookie sheet for 1 minute.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. 

**Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight storage container; cover.  Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.**

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  1. I love cookies with spice in them and cinnamon-sugar on the outside always makes everything better.

  2. Your cookies sound delicious and look beautiful!

  3. I just love spice cookies, and these look perfect. Following you!

  4. Love cinnamon and love nuts. The cookies look wonderful. I like that second to last photo - mmm!

  5. I love cinnamon in cookies and these look so good. Perfect for the cookie tray and Christmas time. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate the visit.


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