Cinnamon Spirals

A modest cookie 😀

Description = Butter-and-cream cheese rich, these spirals cookies taste even better than they look.  (from a holiday cookie cookbook)

It was time to try a new cookie out so I tried these.  They turned out to be quite tasty!  I also really like to prepare cookie dough ahead of time, and so I just rolled these up and threw them in the freezer to be cooked at a later time!

Cinnamon Spirals

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter and cream cheese until creamy.  Gradually beat in flour and salt until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough in half.  On sheet of plastic wrap, pat 1 piece of dough into small rectangle; wrap tightly and refrigerate 1 hour or until dough is firm enough to roll (or freeze for 30 minutes).  Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. Stir sugar and cinnamon together.
  4. On lightly floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll 1 piece of dough into ~15 in by 12 in rectangle. Sprinkle half of cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over dough.  Starthing from a long side, tightly roll rectangle jelly-roll fashion.  Brush last 1/2 inch of dough with water to seal edge.  Cut log crosswise in half.  Slide logs onto ungreased cookie sheet; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice (or freeze dough for 45 minutes).  Repeat with remaining dough and cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Remove 2 logs from freezer; with serrated knife, cut each log crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.  Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake cookies until lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes.  Repeat with remaining 2 logs.
  7. ENJOY!

Follow my lead 😀

Prepare the dough; split dough into 2 pieces; refrigerate/freeze the dough; take out dough

Rolling out the Dough

Rolling out the Dough

Roll out dough

Rolled out

Rolled out

Cut dough into a nice rectangular shape

Rectangle

Rectangle

Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture

Cinnamon-Sugar

Cinnamon-Sugar

Carefully, starting at one end, roll dough sealing the edge with water to keep dough together

Rolled Dough

Rolled Dough

Remember some ‘logs’ may look better than others

Maybe not so pretty :D

Maybe not so pretty 😀

Another attempt :D

Another attempt 😀

Looking Better :D

Looking Better 😀

Took my scraps to make one more log

Scraps

Scraps

Scrap Log!

Scrap Log!

Cut the first two logs in half for a total of five logs; wrap tightly in plastic wrap; stick in ziplock freezer bag; place in freezer until time to bake!

Finished Logs

Finished Logs

Take a log out of the freezer; let thaw for ~10 minutes in order to slice cookies (if it isn’t allowed to thaw, when slicing, the dough will break off in chunks); slice cookies

Cinnamon Spiral Log

Cinnamon Spiral Log

Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet; bake for 12-14 minutes.

On baking sheet

On baking sheet

On baking sheet

On baking sheet

Take cookies out from the oven, ENJOY!

Delicious Cookies

Delicious Cookies

See you in the kitchen!

Katie

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Comments
2 Responses to “Cinnamon Spirals”
  1. mmmmm ….. make these for me please !! Love mom.

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