Friday, May 13, 2005

Caramel-Cinnamon Crunch Icebox Cookies

Caramel-Cinnamon Crunch Icebox Cookies (Adapted from One Smart Cookie)

For the dough

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the assembly and filling

2 tablespoons golden syrup (such as Lyle's)
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pecans

For the drizzle

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

To prepare the dough

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a medium bowl, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in egg white and vanilla until smooth. Add dry ingredients and stir by hand just until combined.

Between two sheets of parchment paper, roll the dough into a 12" square. Place in the refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and remove the top piece of parchment.

For the assembly and filling

Drizzle golden syrup evenly over the dough - sprinkle the top with the brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts, going almost to edges. Gently roll up the dough into a log, peeling back the bottom piece of parchment as you go. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and place in the freezer until firm, about 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350

Remove dough from the freezer and unwrap. With a sharp knife, slice the log into 1/4" thick rounds - place onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are a pale golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the drizzle

In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Use a spoon or fork to drizzle mixture over the cookies.

Makes about 36 cookies.

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  1. Okay. Now I need to pullout my One Smart Cookie again...this is sooo my kinda cookie! I think I might use maple syrup, though, as I just adore it.

  2. KAnn - Seriously! I felt the same way... I don't know why I don't bake more out of the book!