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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Cinnamon Spirals ~
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 t salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 t ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400F.
In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter
and cream cheese until creamy, about 2 minutes. Reduce
speed to low; gradually beat in flour and salt until well
mixed, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
On sheet of plastic wrap, pat dough into small rectangle.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or until dough
is firm enough to roll. (Or freeze dough for 30 minutes.)
Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; set
aside. On lightly floured surface, with floured rolling
pin, roll dough into 15x12 inch rectangle. Sprinkle cinnamon
sugar mixture evenly over dough. Starting from a long side,
tightly roll rectangle jellyroll fashion. Brush last 1/2 inch
of dough with water to help seal edge. Cut log crosswise in
half. Slide logs onto cookie sheet; cover with plastic wrap
and refrigerate 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.
(Or freeze dough for 45 minutes.) Remove 1 log from freezer;
with serrated knife, cut log crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices
Place cookies, 1/2 inch apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet.
Bake at 400F for 12 - 14 minutes or until lightly browned.
Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining
log. Store cookies in tightly covered container at room
temperature up to 3 days, or in freezer up to 3 months.
Makes 4 dozen cookies
For gift giving decorate a plate with enamel or
ceramic paint. Let dry. Wrap cookies and plate
with Saran Wrap. Add Christmas greenery, ribbon
and gift tag.
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