Hailing from the Mrs. Fields Cookie Book, CINNAMON SUGAR BUTTER COOKIES are a holiday crowd-pleaser that doesn't require fancy decorating skills. Just shape the dough into balls, roll in a cinnamon-sugar mixture, and ENJOY every tasty bite! This recipe yields 3 dozen cookies.
STEP #1: Heat the oven to 300 degrees
STEP #2: Gather the INGREDIENTS
For the cookie:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
For the topping:
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
(mix together in a small bowl and set aside)
STEP #3: MIX, SHAPE, and ROLL
*In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
*In a large bowl, blend sugars with an electric mixer set at medium speed
*Add the butter and mix to form a grainy paste
*Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until light and fluffy
*Add the flour mixture and blend at low speed until just combined
*Shape dough into 1-2 inch balls
*Roll each ball in cinnamon-sugar topping
*Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets two inches apart
STEP #4: BAKE for 18-20 minutes
*You'll know these cookies are done when you touch them and they spring back without falling apart
* Using a spatula, immediately transfer cookies to a cool, flat surface
STEP #5: ENJOY EVERY TASTY BITE!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2021. A Spoonful of Grammar is taking a little holiday break and will return in the new year.
Laura Fineberg Cooper
As I watched the changing precipitation yesterday, the homophone trio REIGN/RAIN/REIN popped into my head. Gather 'round (virtually) while I provide definitions and sentences for each word.
REIGN/REIGNING = To rule or hold sovereignty over a kingdom or sporting event. Synonyms: rule/ruling, incumbent, lead/leading, prevail/prevailing
#1: Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England on February 6, 1952 and still reigns today.
#2: The reigning Super Bowl Champions are the Kansas City Chiefs, whose 2020 win over the San Francisco 49ers marked their first since Super Bowl IV.
RAIN = this type of precipitation falls from the clouds in the form of drops
Rain, rain go away! Come again some other day.
There are four types of raindrops and four types of rain. Check out sciencing.com for more information!
REIN = restrain, bridle, or control, or limit. FREE REIN, which means freedom, is the antonym or opposite.
Tug on the reins gently or the horse will spook.
Rein in your anger, or you'll fall prey to the dark side like Anakin Skywalker was.
The rain has turned to snow, and the latest forecast calls for 6-12 inches in my neck of the woods. Stay warm and safe, everyone!
Laura Fineberg Cooper
A Spoonful of Grammar