Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cinnamon Tea & Shortbread Cookies

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I apologize for my extended absence.  Life got very busy with Thanksgiving, visiting in-laws, getting the house ready for the holidays and festivities, my in-laws 45th anniversary and of course, Christmas and New Years.

But it's a new year and I'm back to share more of my favorite recipes with you.

As promised, today is Cinnamon Twosday.  I love Cinnamon!  It's so festive and rich.  Perfect for the holidays and cold winter afternoons. 


Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon Sugar


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a medium bowl, combine the butter, flour, sugar, ground cinnamon, vanilla and salt until the mixture forms a ball of dough.



Place dough on lightly floured surface.



Extend dough until 1/4-inch thick.



Dip a 2-inch round cookie cutter in flour, then cut out circles of dough.



Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 6 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges.



While the cookies are baking, prepare the Cinnamon Sugar by combining 1 cup of sugar with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.



When the cookies are done baking, gently remove them from the cookie sheet.  Dip the cookies in the Cinnamon Sugar while still warm, making sure both sides are well coated.




Enjoy!!!



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If you're going to bake cookies, you might as well make some tea!

Te de Canela (Cinnamon tea) is my favorite.  It's comforting, soothing and when you sit down to enjoy a cup, all of your worries and cares just slip away.

Te de Canela is also one of the easiest teas to prepare.  If you have a few cinnamon sticks in the pantry, then you are minutes away from enjoying this heavenly cup of tea.

Te de Canela (Cinnamon Tea)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 - 3 cinnamon sticks


Directions:
In a medium saucepan, heat the water and cinnamon sticks over medium-low heat, until the water turns a golden amber color.



Remove the cinnamon sticks.  Pour into cups.  Sweeten with sugar (if desired). Serve with Cinnamon ShortbreadEnjoy!!!



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(P.S.)  I apologize for the blurry pics.  I'm a little out of practice! :)

15 comments:

  1. YAY! I found a new place to find new mexican recipes! I've been all over marriedtoamexican.com and back! I'm following you ;) I also have a blog about latin pride, I think you'll like it! http://chicasconorgullolatino.blogspot.com I have just a few recipes on there that I make myself, but its a start. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Thank you so much! I love Tina's blog and recipes and I hope you'll enjoy mine just as much.

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  3. Yummy! I made these and they are so easy to make it took me less then 15 minutes.. i added a little extra vanilla some ground ginger and 1/2 almond extract... i think i'm gonna end up eating the whole batch.

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  4. They both sound wonderful...but I must have some of that amazing shortbread. YUM!

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  5. love a good old fashioned shortbread and with the cinnamon, this one sounds just great - so does the tea - HNY Leslie

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  6. Gloria, Cinnamon tea is my favorite. I make it once or twice a week! :)

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  7. Leslie,

    Hi I love your recipes. My husband is from Michoacan mexico and we go every year for 3 weeks for Posadas. This year we skipped because I started a new job. Your blog is making me hoemsick for my Mexican Home which is where my heart is, the people and the food are unbelievable.

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  8. y la canela va con un poco de alcohol de caña ;-)

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  9. I love how the cookies look after they are coated with the sugar, they just shimmer!

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  10. Es bueno saber! Nada mas habia escuchado que se le puede hechar un poco de tequila o ron. :)

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  11. Leslie, those look really great and the tea that goes with the cookies, I just love. In fact I just made myself some cinnamon tea a couple of days ago. Looks great, thanks for sharing.

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  12. Help, I don't know what I've done wrong. I followed the recipe to a T and the dough is very dry and crumbly. I can form it into a hard ball but when I try to roll the dough out, it just falls apart into crumbles. What could be wrong? :( What should I add to give it more moisture so it will stick together?

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  13. I've had that happen to me before. I keep kneading the dough and after a couple of minutes it usually pulls together. BUT if it's still dry and crumbly, add a little more softened butter, 1 tablespoon at a time.

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  14. Thank you Drick! Hope you had a Happy New Year! :)

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  15. How did I miss this? I love cinnamon and shortbread and these look delicious. I'll take mine with coffee please :-)

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