Friday, November 12, 2010

Cinnamon Cabin Cookies

When I visited the Land O' Lakes site the other day(to retrieve the candy corn cookie recipe), a photo featuring Cinnamon Cabin cookies popped up on the Home page.  I knew right away that it was going to be my Christmas cookie choice for this week!  Aren't they cute?
 
The cabins are mini size and are actually only a couple of inches from top to bottom.  I imagine you could make them using a gingerbread cookie dough to make the "logs" look more like wood, but I wanted to use a recipe I hadn't used before, and I love cinnamon! The taste didn't disappoint! There's cinnamon in the dough and the icing:) Tasty!

Cinnamon Cabins (From Land O' Lakes)

Cookie



3/4 cup softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon softened
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
White nonpareils (I used crystallized sugar)
Red and/or green food color, if desired

Directions

Combine 3/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and cinnamon. Beat until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Cover with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours or overnight).

Heat oven to 375°F. Divide each half of dough into 15 portions. Work with 5 portions at a time, keeping remaining dough refrigerated. Roll out each portion on unfloured surface into 7 1/2-inch long rope. Cut each rope into 5 (1 1/2-inch) logs.

To assemble cabins, place 3 logs horizontally onto ungreased cookie sheet to form cabin; press logs together slightly. Place remaining 2 logs in an inverted V-shape above cabin to form roof; press together slightly. Repeat with remaining 7 1/2-inch ropes. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Combine all frosting ingredients in small bowl; add enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Frost or pipe cabin roofs; sprinkle with nonpareils. Tint remaining frosting; decorate as desired.

I ended up with three dozen cookies.

Enjoy! 

Linked up to Tidy Mom's Lovin' it Fridays and Alicia's Tasty Tuesdays at "A beautiful Mess." 

Thanksgiving Challenge: I'm thankful for a home that keeps me warm and cozy in this cold weather.

  I wish it were true!

(I found this at Ross.)



37 comments:

  1. These are incredibly adorable and sound so tasty. I like a good dose of cinnamon in my cookies too. I like your suggestion of making these with gingerbread dough and will have to try that one day.

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  2. So cute...love the sign about Christmas Cookies having no calories...and I also wish that were true ;)

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  3. Oh my gosh, these are too cute!! Love the cinnamon in the dough, too!

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  4. Adorable! I have visions of making these with non-edible dough and hanging them from the Christmas tree. If only I could remember how to make that dough... :)

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  5. Sue, they look so cute that you want to enter the door. Another hit! Love the sign too! Wouldn't that be something if they didn't have any calories. Joni

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  6. How cute! You could probably use a chocolate dough in addition to the gingerbread that you mentioned.

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  7. These are so stinkin' cute!!! I love them! I bet they are yummy. And I love your Christmas Cookie sign. I need that =o)

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  8. Fantastic post as always Sue! Thanks for the email. I would bake so much more if I could find a place to donate it. I often take to the kids school, but I don't want to over do it.

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  9. so fun! thanks for posting the recipe!

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  10. your stuff is so cute...I just love looking at your blog.

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  11. These are so stinking cute! Thanks for sharing them!

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  12. I love cinnamon and these are the cutest cookie I've ever seen!
    mickey

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  13. so stinkin' cute!!!!! These are going on my ever expanding to-bake list. And I LOVE that sign!!!

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  14. Sue these are sooo pretty ... I've given your blog an award for all the wonderful ideas that you execute so well. You can check it out here http://myhobbielobbie.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-very-first-award-yippee.html

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  15. hi Sue

    those cabin cookies are adorable!! and I love the sign about Christmas cookies having no calories...it it was true it would be Christmas all year long in my house!!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  16. SO creative! I would never have thought of that... I love them!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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  17. Sue - Great choice this week! They sound so yummy and are delightful to look at.

    Maggie (another Californian, Sierra Foothills)

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  18. The ARE cute! I bet they taste great too. I love cinnamon!

    That sign is hilarious... its something I would say HAHA...!!

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  19. I love these cookies and have printed out the recipe! Thanks! Actually the comment on making them out of inedible dough and hanging them on the tree is a great idea too! I am going to have so many recipes for cookies this year!

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  20. What a fun cookie. And I do think gingerbread would be really cute to look like log cabins.

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  21. Thanks for your lovely comment(left on my blog). You have some cool, original recipes; and your Munchkins are beautiful.
    Cheers

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  22. Christmas cookies don't have calories? Oh my God, I want it to be true, too, because I always eat sooo huge lot of them :D Anyway, your Cabin Cookies look very cute and delicious :) Great and creative idea!

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  23. So adorable! I posted a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com :)

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  24. I love your cute little cabin cookies. I want to try making these with my kids, I bet they'll have lots of fun.

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  25. Lovely!!! So beautiful cookies! And the dough you choose is perfect! I can imagine the cinnamon smell all over the house!

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  26. Seems like one can never have too many (or enough) cookie recipes. The cabin cookies are darling! Thanks for all the others to check out, too.

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  27. These are so cute! What a lovely idea, and you have made them up beautifully!

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  28. these cookies are one of the cutest things that I have ever seen! I will definitely be attempting to make these this year. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower!

    xo

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  29. Using the cinnamon recipe... Brilliant! I think the lighter color makes your cabins even sweeter and certinaly the design is more defined by using the lighter color.

    Just darling! I can smell the fireplace burning inside! :)

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  30. Sono adorabili, le segno e provo a farle anche io ;) grazie per la bella idea!
    Buona giornata
    Sonia

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  31. Cara Sue, li ho fatti ^_^ sono bellissime! Nel mio prossimo post ci saranno le tue casette ;) adorabili. Grazie, grazie grazie per l'idea.
    Un abbraccio
    Sonia

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