Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Cookies - Day 6

1¾ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
¼ cup butter, softened
1Tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
3Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar, stirring with a whisk.

3. Combine one cup of sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add the corn syrup, vanilla, and egg; beat well. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined. Cover and chill for 10 minutes.

4. Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon, stirring with a whisk.

5. With moist hands, shape dough into 42 (1-inch) balls. Roll in sugar mixture. Place balls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350°F for 5 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft). Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Yields 42 cookies.

Source: Cooking Light Magazine, April 2003

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