As the summer winds down and school starts in the next few weeks, it can be difficult to get back into a routine especially when everyone's schedule is different and often hectic. Getting the family together is a challenge for most but it doesn't have to be when there is something to share... or most importantly, something to eat. I grew up with a busy schedule and so did the rest of my family, but we always tried to make time to eat together (since we all need to eat!), no matter what meal it was.
For this month's Recipe ReDux theme, "Show us your favorite recipe to help families get ‘back to the dinner table", I decided to make and share a recipe that has been in my family for a long time. Although it is not a dinner recipe, it still gets the family together and sharing stories This Cinnamon Log Cookie recipe is one that my 92-year old grandmother still bakes on occasion and brings to family get togethers. These cookies are simple to make and they melt right in your mouth. One cookie is very satisfying.
Cinnamon Log Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup Crisco (or vegetable shortening)
- 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- In a large bowl, mix butter, shortening and sugar.
- Add flour. Mix with hands until well combined.
- Roll dough into strips, about 2 inches in length and place on a non-stick cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
- Gently roll warm cookies in sugar/cinnamon topping. Let cool and enjoy!