Cinnamon Cabins (From Land O' Lakes)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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
DirectionsCombine 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.
Thanksgiving Challenge: I'm thankful for a home that keeps me warm and cozy in this cold weather.
I wish it were true!