In keeping with the fall flavors I’ve had going in my kitchen lately, I chose a cookie for this week that had spices that remind me of fall – orange and cinnamon. I just wish I had a more seasonally appropriate cutter. My maple leaf would have been too big for these. Time to go shopping! lol.
The dough and the cookies themselves would freeze well. I was tempted to freeze some of the cookies (pre-baking) for quick cookies, but I knew hubby would eat the whole batch this week. (He shares with the construction crew at work).
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
Add flour and spices, and beat until combined. Do not overbeat.
Chill dough, wrapped in plastic wrap for 2 – 2 1/2 hours or until dough is firm.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into your favorite cookie shape. (keep them small)