Yesterday, I had a sudden urge to bake cookies. You see? I got some wonderful leaf-shaped cookie cutters a couple of weeks ago. Aren’t they cute?
And I have been promising Wally some cookies for quite a bit now. But, then, between the Nutella Trilogy, Thanksgiving, the Daring Bakers’ Challenge and other life events, I put them off over and over again.
I needed to repair the situation soon enough and I thought :”What a better way to start the week than by baking cookies? And why not use my new cookie cutters?”
I know, fall has started a while ago, Christmas and all the related decorations are already filling our homes but it’s not too late to make leaf cookies, isn’t it? I didn’t think so J
And even if I’m not great at frosting cookies I decided to add them some colors for once.
Frosted Cinnamon Cookies
For the cookies
380 gr (13.5 oz or 3 cups) all-purpose flour
10 gr (2 tsp) baking powder
7 gr (1 ½ tsp) cinnamon
150 gr (5.3 oz or 3/4 cup) white sugar
50 gr (1.9 oz or 1/4 cup) brown sugar
225 gr (2 sticks) butter
7 ml (1 ½ tsp) pure vanilla extract
For the frosting
113 gr (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
220 gr (7.75 oz or 1 cup) brown sugar
one pinch of salt
60 ml (2 fl oz or ¼ cups) milk
5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla
320 gr (11.25 oz or 2 ½ cups) confectioners’ sugar
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, the baking powder and the cinnamon.
In a big bowl, cream the sugar and the butter. Add the egg and the vanilla extract and mix until well blended.
Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom.
Roll the dough on a floured surface and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 9-12 minutes, depending on the size of your cutter.
Let them sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer them to a cooling rack.
While the cookies are baking, make the caramel frosting. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Blend in the brown sugar and the salt. Cook on low for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Finally, add the milk.
Remove the mixture from the heat and add the vanilla. Let cool and then add the powdered sugar.
When the cookies are completely cool, go ahead and frost them. Let the frosted cookies sit overnight for the frosting to settle well.
Have a sweet day!