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National Cookie Day

Friday was National Cookie Day so I decided that it might just be time to get started on my holiday baking.  

I made these "Cinnamon Twist" cookies from an old recipe that came in the directions for my great aunt's cookie press that I inherited.  

I love using vintage kitchen tools and utensils. I feel a connection to those loved ones who used them before me.  Aunt Frances was one of the sweetest women that you would ever meet and I am sure that when she made cookies with this cookie press, she baked with a lot of love. 

I'm not sure if Aunt Frances made these cookies or not, but I know my mom made them when I was growing up. They have been a favorite of mine for years. 

Cinnamon Twist Cookies

1 cup butter                                                             2 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar                                                           2 tspn cinnamon
1 egg                                                                        1 tspn salt
                   1/2 tspn almond
                   1/2 tspn vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare cookie press by inserting your favorite extrusion plate. 

Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs, vanilla and almond separately.  Gradually blend in the dry ingredients which have been sifted together.  Fill the cookie press cylinder with the dough and extrude according to the instructions on your particular press.  My instructions say bake for 8-10 minutes, but my cookies were ready at 6 minutes. Cool for 2-3 minutes before cooling on wire rack. 

Print Recipe Here

I plan to make many more goodies this season, including some diabetic-friendly treats that I will share with you.  I hope that you will stop by again soon to see more recipes and holiday ideas! 



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