We had a really wonderful Sunday with friends today. A large brunch, some November ice-creams (it is always a good time for ice-cream), lots of laughs, love, new souls, and latte cappuccino’s! It could not be better. This whole meeting really made me feel that we are close to the Christmas season, when everyone returns home and meets friends and family. These warm feelings, plus the fact that Christmas is just around the corner made me think of cinnamon, cookie baking, and presents. So, I combined all these three ideas in one and as you see, I just let the pictures do the talking. Hope you enjoy and share it if you like! And oh, yes. The recipe:
3/4 cup of butter (in room temperature)
1 cup white sugar
2 vanilla powder portions
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
pinch of salt
3 cups of sifted all purpose flour
some extra sugar (white or brown) for the topping decoration
Method (a mixer is needed)
- Mix the butter with the sugar until a paste is formed.
- Add the egg whites and then the egg yolks and continue mixing.
- Add the vanillas, the baking powder, the cinnamon and the salt.
- Last, add the flour and mix everything well. The use your hands to form it into a uniform dough ball (it should not be sticking in your hands). Place it in the fridge for 10 mins.
- Use the rolling pin on a floured surface of a baking paper, to spread it (0,5 cm thick) and then cut out your biscuit shape.
- Sprinkle sugar on top and place them on a (clean) baking paper on the baking tray.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for exactly 20 minutes.
Biscuits for friends:
We just need some baking paper, a recycled gift wrapping paper from your local store, a natural string, some nice tapes and all-natural decorations!
- First wrap the biscuits inside the baking paper (for protection) and form a “orthogonal” shape.
- Place it on the wrapping paper, pull the edges together and use the tape to hold it. I used extra tape as a decoration material.
- Roll the string around your box and make a first knot in the centre.
- Then place your decorations (in my case it had to be cinnamon sticks combined with other herbs or plants but it can perfectly be whatever you like) and tie a second knot over it, to hold it in place.
Ready to ship! Perfect for a nice coffee visit at your best friend’s house!
Tip: You can also add a tag with a name or a wish, hanging from the knot. 🙂