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Cinnamon Maple Cookie Rings Recipe

The cinnamon maple cookie rings recipe is a unique treat. These morsels are part pastry, part cookies. They look as good as they taste, and make a great alternative to rolls or muffins on a brunch plate!

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, chilled and sliced into 8 pieces
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, chilled
  • 2-4 tablespoons ice water

Filling:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Hardware

  • Large bowl
  • 2 x small bowls
  • Cookie sheets
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • Mixer

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar with an electric mixer set on medium speed.

Step 2: Add butter pieces and mix until dough forms pea-size pellets.

Step 3: Add chilled maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of water, and mix on low speed until the dough can be formed into a ball. Do not overmix the dough or it will become tough.

Step 4: Separate dough into two balls and flatten into disks.

Step 5: Wrap each disk with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Step 6: After two hours; in a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon.

Step 7: Lightly flour a work space and a rolling pin. Roll one piece of dough into a rough rectangle 10 inches wide, 15 inches long, and 1/4 inch thick.

Step 8: Sprinkle dough with half of the cinnamon-sugar filling.

Step 9: Starting with the smaller side, roll dough up tightly into a cylinder. Dampen edge with water and seal.

Step 10: Repeat process with remaining disk of dough.

Step 11: Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 12: After 1 hour preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 13: Using a sharp knife, cut 1/4-inch slices from each roll. Place slices on ungreased cookie sheets 1 inch apart.

Step 14: Place 1/4 cup of maple syrup into a small bowl, brush tops of each cookie lightly.

Step 15: Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until light golden brown. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooling surface.

The cinnamon maple cookie rings recipe makes 48 cookies.

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By Griffin Wetzstein

How to Make a Moist Applesauce Dessert Cake

When it comes to fall baking, I enjoy making this Applesauce Cake because its easy, and I save time by not using fresh apples.

I prefer to bake mine in a tube pan, but you can certainly make it in a round cake pan. You can sift confectioner’s sugar on top of your slightly warm cake or mix up some vanilla icing and drizzle that over top.

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 cup black walnuts, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the vegetable shortening with the granulated sugar. Stir in the egg and applesauce. In a separate mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves and allspice and set aside.

In a small saucepan, bring a 1/2 cup of water to a boil and stir in the baking soda until it has dissolved. Alternating with the flour mixture, slowly stir in 1/3 of the boiling water to the creamed mixture and then stir in 1/3 of the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Continue doing this until the water and flour mixtures have been completely added to your creamed mixture. Stir in the chopped raisins and walnuts until all ingredients are well combined.

Pour batter into a well-greased tube pan (bundt pan) and bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until done.

Let your cake cool completely before removing it from the tube pan. I recommend storing your cake in an airtight cake container.

Shelly Hill has been working from home in Direct Sales since 1989 and is a Manager with Tupperware. Shelly enjoys cooking and baking for her family and friends. You can visit Shelly online at http://www.workathomebusinessoptions.com or her recipe blog at http://wahmshelly.blogspot.com for additional free recipes.