Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cinnamon Swirl Cookies

Uh, yum. These cookies are super tasty. They take a little while to make, require a rolling pin, and two sticks of butter, so if you're not feeling your inner Paula these might not be for you. I do promise that if you do make them them, you won't be disappointed! These would be perfect for a Christmas party; they're light but with a rich flavor, plus they're darn cute!
2 sticks butter
1 8oz package of cream cheese
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Step 1: Cream together butter and cream cheese. This goes much easier if they are both room temp.
Step 2: Gradually add in your flour and salt.
Step 3: Pull out your dough and separate it into two. Form little rectangles and wrap them up tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze for 30 min or refrigerate for 1 hour. While you're waiting, you can mix together your cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.

Step 4: Pull out one of the dough bricks and roll it out to about 12x15". Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Step 5: Start at one of the long sides and begin to tightly roll up the dough. Use a little bit of water to seal the ends when you're done rolling. Cut the log in half and repeat with the other dough brick. Freeze them for 45 min or refrigerate for 2 hours.
Step 6: Preheat oven to 400. Pull out the logs (one at a time) and begin slicing little discs off about 1/4" thick. Place the cookies on an ungreased pan and bake for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

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