December 24th, 2008

cinnamon crackle cookies

crackle cookies 3

merry christmas and happy chanukah from pete bakes! i hope you’re having a happy holiday, and if you’re not too cookied out yet, i hope you make your family some of these cinnamon crackle cookies. they go perfectly with a cup of cocoa or coffee after a long day of entertaining, and might just cause your guests to go back and reward you with a few more gifts.

grating orange

cookie flour

i’m writing this post from my parent’s house in beautiful and freezing king of prussia, pennsylvania on christmas eve, and the house is bursting at the seams with cookies. my mom bakes 18 (seriously) different types of cookies every year. so yeah, i’ll be coming back with some new recipes.

rolled cookies 2

rolled cookies 3

the citrus and the cinammon work together perfectly, and although they literally crackle into a million pieces when you bite down, it’s nothing a quick dunk in a big mug of cocoa won’t fix. speaking of cookies, i hear some pitzels and pressed almond tuiles calling my name right now, so i’ll just say have a safe and delicious holiday!

crackle cookies 4

cinnamon crackle cookies
makes about 6 dozen. from the Taste of Home Complete Guide to Baking.

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp grated orange peel
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1/2 tsp salt
additional sugar for sprinkling

1. in a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. beat in egg and extracts. combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar, nutmeg, orange and lemon peel and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.

2. shape into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. remove to wire racks to cool.



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  1. Bonnie says:

    Merry Christmas, Pete!
    You’re so thoughtful to send this out on Christmas Eve. Here I am, nursing a broken heart and I see this yummy recipe to try tomorrow after the big dinner thing is over. OK, back to the gift-wrapping. Things’ll get better I know, cuz I have Pete Bakes in my corner.

    …Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

    Bonnie in the Rockies

  2. Mike Caruso says:

    Yeah, those look amazing, Pete. I love checking this website, I just want to bake everything on here. Great work buddy.

  3. HoneyB says:

    Oh I could eat about 3 or 4 or more of these right now! They look delicious!

  4. These sound delicious and look awesome! Cinnamon and orange is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Happy (belated) holidays!

  5. kickpleat says:

    these look perfect. cinnamon! orange! holiday awesomeness.

  6. I haven’t quite hit my cookie threshold yet, and these look wonderfully comforting. I’m doing your tile as baking stones idea next week, and I’m excited to get into bread baking in January! Thanks again for the idea. Happy New Year!

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  9. Julie says:

    wow..those cookies looks amazing! some of those would be great right now with a glass of milk!

    i also want to tell you, that i’ve seen your website for less than five minutes and i have already fallen in love with it! lol.
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  15. Kathi says:

    Pete…These look so amazing…do you think if I use ground ginger instead of cinnamon I could still use the recipe as is??? I just LOVE ginger snaps that are crispy and I have been looking for a good recipe. This looks like it could “be the one”

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    Just made these cookies–and have a fresh baked one in my hand. YUMMM! Tastes like fall! Thanks!

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    This is so cool! So many different types of cookies! I prefer chocolate chip, though. 😀

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