Monday, November 30, 2009

Cinnamon Chocolate Round Cookies and Citrus Ribbon Cookies

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I decided to save myself some aggravation this Thanksgiving and make some Slice and Bake Cookies.  To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
Slice and Bake make the dough, roll it into a log cover in plastic wrap (or foil if you freeze them) and put the logs in the fridge to firm up OR put them in the freezer and bring them out when you want them. If you freeze them, thaw them out in the fridge. I made these a week before Thanksgiving and put them in the freezer until I was ready to bake them. When your ready , slice and bake. Nice, very nice. You've got fresh tender shortbread cookies with a hint of cinnamon and lots of chocolate chips and you didn't pull your hair out trying to figure out how in the blue blazes you were gonna cook and BAKE! I'm lovin it!

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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Rounds
Land O Lakes

cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
cup sugar
LAND O LAKES® All-Natural Egg
tablespoons milk
teaspoon vanilla
cups all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon ground cinnamon

cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips

cup sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.

Divide dough into fourths; shape each into 8-inch log.

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl. Spread sugar mixture onto waxed paper. Roll each log in sugar mixture until outside is well coated; wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours).

Heat oven to 375°F. Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices using sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

Recipe Tip
To help keep cookies round in shape, rotate the log frequently when cutting the slices.

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Citrus Ribbons
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This is a terrific cookie, no seriously. It's a little work grating the lemon, lime and orange zest
but believe me when you taste this puppy your gonna be glad you made the effort. This is also a Slice and Bake Cookie. Grate the lemon, lime and orange (putting each zest in separate dishes) before you make the dough, add the juice to each dish. Make the dough, separate into three portions then add the grated zest and juice. Mix. Add food coloring and mix again. If you have the food coloring that is, see that last layer? It's suppose to be orange, but someone didn't have any red food coloring, yeah I'm getting some cause I'm making these again. Then you get a loaf pan lined with foil and pat the first portion of dough into the pan and follow suit with the other two. Cover and refridgerate for 4 hours. When your ready to bake peel the foil off and slice, then cut the cookie in half and bake. Tender citrus flavored cookies, so refreshing and good!!

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Citrus Ribbon Cookies
Land O Lakes

Base Dough Ingredients:

cup sugar
cup LAND OLAKES® Butter, softened
2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt

Orange Dough Ingredients:

teaspoon orange juice
teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
drops yellow food color
drop red food color

Lemon Dough Ingredients:

teaspoon lemon juice
teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
drops yellow food color

Lime Dough Ingredients:

teaspoon lime juice
teaspoon freshly grated lime peel
drops green food color

Combine sugar, butter and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed.

Divide base dough into 3 equal portions. To first portion, add all orange dough ingredients; stir until well mixed. To second portion, add all lemon dough ingredients; stir until well mixed. To third portion, add all lime dough ingredients; stir until well mixed. (Doughs will be soft.)

Line 8x4-inch loaf pan with waxed paper or aluminum foil. Press orange dough in even layer onto bottom of lined pan. Top evenly with lemon dough, gently patting dough. Top evenly with lime dough, gently patting dough. Cover; refrigerate until firm (at least 4 hours).

Heat oven to 375°F. Lift dough out of pan and peel off waxed paper or aluminum foil. Cut into 1/4-inch slices; cut each slice in half forming 2x1 1/2-inch pieces. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.

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MaryBeth said...

As always everything looks splendid... That dinner would sure warm me up from the inside out.

Jaime said...

look at that popcorn, talk about gourmet! :)

Marie said...

Everything looks so tasty and tempting Bunny! I just love it when you post. Fabulous!

Katy ~ said...

My recipe folders are exploding, and I come here and you dear ladies have recipes that I simply cannot resist. I'm really getting into chili, I LOVE the looks of the citrus cookies (I'm thinking Easter time for those beauties) and popcorn! Oh how I love my popcorn.

Will be visiting the tent-maker's today for a dress....

♥peachkins♥ said...

would love to dip chips on tht chili..

Bellini Valli said...

If this doesn't warm us up nothing will Bunny. Miraculopusly it has been unseasonably warm here, but still plenty of room for comfort foods!!!

Grace said...

three for three! my favorite, for once, is the savory portion--that is some amazingly beany chili and the spicy foccacia is the perfect accompaniment!

Ingrid said...

Okay, guys I'm coming over for lunch! I'll much on the popcorn while I wait for the chili and foccacia to warm up then I'll take some cookies to go! :)

George Gaston said...

Bunny each of these wonderful recipes are keepers. First, the chili is amazing... just the right mix of 'heat & spice'. And those Cinnamon Chocolate Rounds will definitely make it to my cookie tray this holiday season. Great post and bookmarked. Many thanks...

Katherine Aucoin said...

I need to move closer to all of you! Everything you made looks so scrumptious! i can't wait to try the foccacia!

LissyLou said...

oh my goodness! the cinnamon chocolate rounds!!

Gloria said...

OMG BUNNY!! all look really amazing. I dont know waht choose... I love the idea of white chocolate almond cappuccino Pop corn and love cinamon Chocolate Rounds, really all is good and beauty pics!! hugss!! gloria

Kerstin said...

I wish I had warmed up with your yummy chili tonight! And what cool homemade slice and bake cookies - I'm impressed :)

Monica H said...

Oh my goodness that popcorn is calling my name!

Adam said...

I'm the exact same way with chili... it's like a template, and never the same each time :)

Love the citrus cookies. I think people miss out on those flavors this year, so way to bring it up front :)

Claudia said...

I have dinner. Was woondering what to do with the ground turkey!Your cookies are seriously grand but that popcorn - wow! Do you know what that would sell for in the stores?

Debbie said...

I'm such a cookie person and those cookies look like they are calling out my name! Love the cinnamon and chips cookie and the citrus ribbons are gorgeous. I know I will have to try these. Now which one first????

Sophie said...

Waw,...all of the recipes are truly festive & delicious!!

MMMMM,..I also love the cookies the most because I so love eating & making them!!


Karen said...

I love slice & bake cookies, too. It doesn't seem like so much work, somehow! The chili, foccacia and popcorn all look good, too!

Velva said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful. Love the chili recipe. I am also thinking that the popcorn would be a great treat.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Your posts always blow me away with all the cooking you do.

That foccaccia is calling my name. I love playing with focaccia toppings, but I never thought about jalapeno before. Very creative.

The chocolate cinnamon cookies look delicious, but your citrus ones are also a work of art!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

The chili and jalapeno focaccia look absolutely delicious together! I'd love a few of those cookies and the gourmet popcorn for dessert!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope everything's going well with you!

pigpigscorner said...

I always enjoy a large bowl of chili, looks great!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love how simple the chili recipe is. Everything sounds delicious!

Ivy said...

So many delicious recipes in one post. I am impressed by those citrus ribbons.

Melissa @BakingfortheBoys said...

Those citrus ribbons look so cool! Two bean chili sounds great for this cold rainy day!

Jeff said...

Chili and jalapenos are bestest (yeah making up words) friends. I normally make a jalapeno cornbread but definitely giving foccaia a shot next!

Heck this time of year it seems that chili is a weekly occurrence here.

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Lisa said...

Chili sounds so good in this cold weather. It is on the menu for later this week and will be all the better with your Jalapeno Foccacia! Great cookies too and that popcorn looks fantastic.