When I visited the Land O’ Lakes site the other day(to retrieve the candy corn cookie recipe), a photo featuring Cinnamon Cabin cookies popped up on the Home page. I knew right away that it was going to be my Christmas cookie choice for this week! Aren’t they cute?
The cabins are mini size and are actually only a couple of inches from top to bottom. I imagine you could make them using a gingerbread cookie dough to make the “logs” look more like wood, but I wanted to use a recipe I hadn’t used before, and I love cinnamon! The taste didn’t disappoint! There’s cinnamon in the dough and the icing:) Tasty!
Cinnamon Cabins (From Land O’ Lakes)
3/4 cup softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon softened
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
White nonpareils (I used crystallized sugar)
Red and/or green food color, if desired
Combine 3/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and cinnamon. Beat until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Cover with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours or overnight).
Heat oven to 375°F. Divide each half of dough into 15 portions. Work with 5 portions at a time, keeping remaining dough refrigerated. Roll out each portion on unfloured surface into 7 1/2-inch long rope. Cut each rope into 5 (1 1/2-inch) logs.
To assemble cabins, place 3 logs horizontally onto ungreased cookie sheet to form cabin; press logs together slightly. Place remaining 2 logs in an inverted V-shape above cabin to form roof; press together slightly. Repeat with remaining 7 1/2-inch ropes. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Combine all frosting ingredients in small bowl; add enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Frost or pipe cabin roofs; sprinkle with nonpareils. Tint remaining frosting; decorate as desired. I ended up with three dozen cookies.
Linked up to Tidy Mom’s Lovin’ it Fridays and Alicia’s Tasty Tuesdays at “A beautiful Mess.”
Thanksgiving Challenge: I’m thankful for a home that keeps me warm and cozy in this cold weather.
I wish it were true!
(I found this at Ross.)