Friday, December 18, 2009

Cinnamon candy canes

Cinnamon candy canes / Bengalinhas de canela

Oh, yes, more Christmas recipes – and get ready, because there are still a few more to come. :)

These cookies are easy to make - and shape, I promise - and the granulated sugar adds a nice sparkle to them. The recipe comes from DH mag #24, the first issue of that magazine I ever got and it was a present from my good friend Valentina. After taking a look at that issue, I immediately subscribed and became addicted – but that you’ve already noticed. :)

For more holiday inspiration, check the lovely Paul’s beautiful Christmas countdown.

Cinnamon candy canes / Bengalinhas de canela

Cinnamon candy canes
from Donna Hay magazine

¾ cup + 1 tablespoon (184g) unsalted butter*
1 cup + 1 ½ tablespoons (218g) caster sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ½ cups + 2 ½ tablespoons (375g) all purpose flour
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 egg white, lightly beaten with a fork
granulated sugar, for sprinkling

Place butter, sugar and cinnamon in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the flour, egg and egg yolks and process until a smooth dough forms – my processor wasn’t strong enough to process the dough, so I prepared it on my Kitchen Aid using the paddle attachment. Lightly knead the dough, divide in two parts and wrap each one in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Roll 1 leveled tablespoon of the dough to form a log (roughly 10cm/4in long). Carefully bend the top to form a candy cane and place onto prepared sheets, 2.5cm (1in) apart. Repeat with the remaining dough. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool.
Brush the canes with the egg white and sprinkle over the sugar. Store the cookies in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.

* the recipe wasn’t specific about the temperature of the butter, so I used it cold but not too firm (left it out of the fridge for 20 minutes or so)

(Note: pregnant women should not eat raw egg white)

Makes 40


lavantalimon said...

ıt is seem delectation:)

happy year:)

Barbara said...

What an adorable idea, Patricia!

oneordinaryday said...

The sanding sugar makes them look so festive and pretty. What a great addition to your cookie tray.

anna said...

Awwww, these are ADORABLE!

Unknown said...

These are so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Simple but very tasty - love it!

A Bowl Of Mush said...

Aww these are so pretty!
Would love to make these!

Taranii said...

mm, I saw these in DH magazine. Yours look just as good, if not better!

Snooky doodle said...

these look so nice. yummy

eliza said...

how lovely! you're a very productive woman, I could tell by your posts :)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my dear friend!

Katie said...

They are just adorable and sound delicious. I bet they would make great gifts or Christmas tree decorations

Lucy said...

These are so cute! Look truly delicous and festive :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lavantalimon, thank you for stopping by!

Barbara, thank you, sweetie!

Pam, thank you!

One Ordinary..., thank you!

Anna, tks!

Dariela, thank you!

Alicia, very simple, indeed - I'm glad to know you liked them!

A bowl of mush, hope you give them a try!

Taz, you are far too kind!

Natalie, thank you!

Liz, my dear, you are just too sweet!
Happy holidays!

Katie, thank you! And you are right, they would!

Lucy, thank you!

Barbara said...

These look so pretty. Happy holidays Patricia.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

What adorable cookies, Patricia! I especially enjoy the second photo and the way the cookies gradually are turned to face us. Sweet and simple!

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