Pastries and all things baked with love continue to make Tea time my favorite part of the day.
For as far as I can remember, processed foods and store bought biscuits were never encouraged in our childhood and thankfully I am glad we follow that till today, keeping childhood memories like the aroma of freshly baked biscuits and cookies alive in our household till date. As encouraged by my mother, if we ever need biscuits along with our cup of tea or coffee it’s better home made. And truly it is.
With this my recent obsession for cookie jars increases and of course I fill them up with the blissfully simple and easy cookies I have learnt over the years. Today I share one such recipe, however with a cinnamon and sugar twist that cannot go wrong!
Butter – 70 grams
Powdered Sugar – 40 grams
All purpose flour – 100 grams
Cinnamon powder – a pinch
Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
Milk – 2 tbsp
Almonds, chopped – 50 gms
Castor sugar – 3 tbsps
Cinnamon powder – a pinch or as per taste requirements
1. Pre heat the oven to180℃. Using an electric beater mix together butter, sugar, cinnamon powder and beat until soft and creamy. Depending on how strong you prefer the cinnamon flavor to be, you can add more to the mixture.
2. Using a spatula, fold in all purpose flour and baking powder.
3. Add chopped almonds to the mixture and milk to soften the dough once all the ingredients have come together. Keep the dough aside to rest for about 15-20 minutes.
4. On a flat and slightly dusted surface, roll out dough using a rolling pin till about half a centimeter thick.
5. Using cookie cutters, cut out biscuits of different shapes and place on a lightly greased tray.
6. Place in the oven to bake at 180℃ for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
7. Remove from oven and as still warm, roll biscuits in mixture of castor sugar and cinnamon powder.
8. Place on another tray for cooling and store in air tight containers.
Off late cinnamon and sugar combinations have been my favorite. I hope to combine the two non fail ingredients on another recipe later.
Until then do follow me on Instagram @annaceta89 and happy baking!