Cinnamon Cookie Cocktail and Cinnamon Cookies

BY KEVIN RAY JONES

Spice things up by dipping a flavorsome Cinnamon Cookie in a creamy smooth Cinnamon Cookie Cocktail. This duo has an adult twist that puts the standard cookies and milk to shame.

INGREDIENTS

CINNAMON COOKIE COCKTAIL

ADULTS ONLY

  • 1 oz. Cinnamon Whiskey (such as Fireball)
  • 1 oz. Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys or Carolans)

CINNAMON COOKIES (SUITABLE FOR ALL!)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup softened coconut oil (coconut oil is normally solid at room temperature)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Cinnamon sugar mix: 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon mixed thoroughly

PREP

CINNAMON COOKIES (SUITABLE FOR ALL!)

  1. Coat the rim of a tumbler with decorative sugar (optional).
  2. Fill a tumbler with ice.
  3. Add Cinnamon Whiskey and Cream Liqueur then mix well.

 CINNAMON COOKIE COCKTAIL

  1. In a mixer bowl, cream together sugar, butter, and coconut oil.
  2. Beat egg and vanilla together, add to the mixture then blend well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or until dough is firm enough to roll into balls.
  4. Roll dough into 3/4-inch diameter balls.
  5. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mix then place on lightly greased cookie sheet 1-inch apart
  6. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned
  7. Let cool on baking sheet until firm enough to move to a cooling rack.
  8. Coat the rim of a tumbler with decorative sugar (optional).
  9. Fill a tumbler with ice.
  10. Add Cinnamon Whiskey and Cream Liqueur then mix well.

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

Directions

  • Prep: 20 m

  • Cook: 8 m

  • Ready In: 3 h

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Cinnamon Stars

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Stir together the almonds, cinnamon, and lemon zest until combined.
  2. Beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Slowly sift in the confectioner’s sugar, continuing to beat until the mixture is stiff. Set aside 1/3 cup of the egg white mixture for the glaze. Fold in the almond mixture.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C). Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a surface that has been sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar. Using a 2 1/2-inch star cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and place them on the cookie sheets.
  5. To make the glaze, add the lemon juice to the reserved egg white mixture, stirring until smooth. Brush the tops of the cookies lightly with the glaze. (If the glaze starts to thicken, add a few more drops of lemon juice.)
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. When done, they will be light brown and soft in the center. Remove and cool on wire racks.

Gingerbread Men

Ingredients

Directions

  • Prep: 25 m

  • Cook: 12 m

  • Ready In: 1 h 37 m

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the dry butterscotch pudding mix, butter, and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; stir into the pudding mixture. Cover, and chill dough until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets. On a floured board, roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into man shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are golden at the edges. Cool on wire racks.