Chocolate and Cinnamon Alphabet Cookies

There are a myriad of uses for alphabet cookies. Children’s parties. Cake decorating. Teaching tools. Personalised edible gifts. Romantic messages for a loved one.

But really, who needs an excuse? I believe we never get too old to be above playing with our food!


Inevitably, one cannot consume these without having fun with them first!

But once you’ve finished having your fun, there’s really only one thing left to do:

On nom nom.

To make alpha cookies, you really need a cookie dough that will keep it’s shape. This one, as you can see, was up to the task! The finished product was barely any different from the original cut.

Chocolate and Cinnamon Alphabet Cookies

Ingredients

125g unsalted butter, softened
115g caster sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
225g (80z) plain flour
30g (1oz/ 1/4 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg white
2 tbsp cinnamon sugar

Method

1. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F). Lightly grease two baking trays.
2. Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and cinnamon; stir with a wooden spoon until dough forms: wrap and plastic wrap and chill for half an hour.
3. Roll out dough to 5mm thick; cut using alphabet cutters
4. Whist egg white until frothy to make glaze; brush cookies with glaze then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
5. Bake for 10 minutes, or until browned [you may want to do a few test pieces as baking time will pend on the size of your cutters, as well as personal taste for how firm you like the cookies]. Cool on tray for 2 minutes; transfer to wire rack to cool
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