Thursday, October 20, 2011
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Everyone loves cinnamon. Everyone goes crazy over cinnamon rolls. But you can't sneak a cinnamon roll from your pocket into your mouth in class/work. Your prayers were heard and thus, cinnamon roll cookies. Everyone should, logically, henceforth attempt to bake these cinnamon roll COOKIES.
These are a real piece of work, they're buttery with an unexpected texture. The outer crust is solid, with a slight crunch and the inside is...hear this: CHEWY. I don't know about you but thats magic in my mouth.
"Before you feed the stomach, you feed the eyes" as commonly quoted for food. We go to a restaurant, pick up the menu and take a look at the photos of food. Most of our dining deciding factor is based on how much drool gets onto the menu. Thus, all of you will enjoy the upcoming photos. Ladies and Gentlemen i present to you, the greatest err of phototaking: OVEREXPOSURE-D Cinnamon Roll Cookies.
Many times you hear people fighting over food. This really happens. For these cookies you will honorably lay down your life and give up on all hopes of diet-control. If you are looking for a happy, stable marriage/family/friendship that will stand the test of time, then don't make these cookies. No one likes sharing them. No one.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
by Heat Oven to 350
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick, 170grams) unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 large egg white
1 tbsp water
Makes: About 2 dozen cookies/happiness
1. In a medium-sized bowl, cream together sugar, butter, salt and vanilla.
2. Add the flour, stirring to make a cohesive dough.
2. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap it in a plastic wrap and refrigerate until you're ready to use it.
3. Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment/waxed paper. Roll into a 9X12 inch (22.3 cmX 30cm) rectangle. Whisk egg white with water until foamy, and brush on the surface of the rolled out dough.
4. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle it evenly over the dough.
5. Starting with the long end, roll the dough into a log*. Seal the edge. Wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze till firm.
6. Preheat oven to 176 Deg Celcius/350 Deg F. Remove dough from the freezer and unwrap it. Use a sharp knife and gently cut into 1/2-inch slices. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 12-15mins until lightly golden brown. Trust your eyes and gut feeling if it is under/over the stated bake time. Remove them from the oven to a rack and cool. Let them set and cool all the way before eating it to experience the full texture of crispy-chewy.
Final step: Stack them high up and take more overexposed photos. And also, send hate mails for destroying your diet.
*If it is melty and sticky(warm kitchen), lift the parchment paper up on one end and roll it in with the parchment, separating the dough and parchment for that rolled section, and then roll it with the parchment as the supporting tool until it is rolled entirely. It could be nerve-wrecking for amateurs like me but...grit your teeth and hang in there. In moments of desperation mutter "they are worth it. they are worth it.".