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12 Days of Cookies Day 2: Chai-Spiced & Spicy Peanut Brittle

Written on December 12, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Day 2 of our #RRcookiecountdown is all about sugar and spice! And it’s oh so simple. Both of these cookies are easily rolled into logs and sliced into cookie discs. Try one (or both) of these sweets when the weather outside is frightful.

 

 

Chai-Spiced Cookies

2 sticks butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 egg yolks

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. coarse salt

1 tsp. ground cardamom

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium until pale and fluffy, 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl. Beat in the yolks and vanilla until just combined.

2. In a medium bowl,  whisk the flour, salt, cardamom and ginger, then combine with the butter mixture on low speed until just incorporated.

3. Halve the dough, form into 1.5-inch-diameter long logs, tightly wrap in parchment paper and chill 2 hours.

4. Trim off the ends, then slice the logs into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Transfer cookies to cookie sheets and sprinkle with gold sanding sugar.

5. Bake at 350 degrees until golden, 17 to 20 minutes. Cool cookies on racks.

 

 

Spicy Peanut Brittle Cookies

2 sticks butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 egg yolks

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. coarse salt

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

3/4 cup chopped peanut brittle

1. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium until pale and fluffy, 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl. Beat in the yolks and vanilla until just combined.

2. In a medium bowl,  whisk the flour, salt and cayenne, then combine with the butter mixture on low speed until just incorporated. Fold in chopped peanut brittle.

3. Halve the dough, form into 1.5-inch-diameter long logs, tightly wrap in parchment paper and chill 2 hours.

4. Trim off the ends and roll logs in turbinado sugar. Slice the logs into 1/4-inch-thick rounds and transfer cookies to cookie sheets.

5. Bake at 350 degrees until golden, 17 to 20 minutes. Cool cookies on racks.

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