Mackenzie here. Surprise! Baby Giese number two, scheduled for arrival in March 2021! After finally getting over morning (read: all day sickness!) and gaining my appetite back, I’m starting to feel like a normal (read: exhausted full time nurse, full time toddler mom) again! This means getting back to “usual” (Aka COVID edition) routines, and doing activities I love, like decorating -[early] for Christmas and holiday baking with my boy! I’m a stickler for tradition, so I have my usual Christmas baking like our “secret” family recipe for these amazing Caramel Bombs, and these binge worthy Twix cookies. But as flipped through my cookbooks and recipe cards I realized I had yet to share this family favourite. They are sooo good that I’m definitely not mad about being able to eat Christmas cookies for two!
1 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1.5 cups white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 3/4 cups white flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 Tbs white sugar
- 3 tsp of cinnamon (you can add more if you love cinnamon like me!)
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Mix sugar and softened butter until combined, then add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
- Mix dry and wet ingredients until fully incorporated
- Refrigerate dough and ungreased baking sheets for 10 minutes. (If you don’t have room in your fridge for your pans, place them in your freezer for 3-5 minutes instead)
- Scoop dough into “timbit” (or 1tbs size) balls, roll in cinnamon sugar and coat well. It’s ok if you need to press the dough into the mixture, just re-shape into a ball again.
- Place on cooled ungreased baking sheet
- Tip: chill dough and pans between batches! Dough balls should not be placed on hot cookie sheet.
- Bake for ten minutes and remove from on top cooking rack immediately.
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