Monday, November 3, 2014

Nutmeg Chocolate Palmiers Cookies
















Winter is almost here, and that can mean only one thing...cookies! Yes, it's that time of year again when we pull out the flour, eggs, and cookie sheets to bake and create the most delicious, most decadent cookies the season can call for.

I can still smell the sweet aroma of cookies, brownies, and fudge coming from my childhood kitchen as my mom prepared for for the Holiday season. Oh, the smell, oh the taste! That's really what this time of year is all about, right?

With cookies on the mind, I knew that today's recipe would have to be a special one. So you can imagine how excited I was when I found this gem of a recipe. Not only does this recipe create a delicious, aroma-filled cookie that your taste buds will absolutely melt for, these cookies are also the coolest looking things you'll ever see! Best of all, they're super simple to make! Grab some flour, it's time to bake up some Nutmeg Chocolate Palmiers Cookies!

Ingredients (Cookie):
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Egg
3 Tbsp Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Flour

(Filling):
8 oz Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Honeyville Baker's Cocoa
2 Tbsp Honeyville Alta Artisan Flour
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Yields: 14-18 cookies

Directions:
First, start your dough.

Dough











In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on medium speed. Add sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Beat until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and mix until combined. Slowly add flour and continue to beat until a soft cookie dough forms. Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Spread











Next, make your filling. To do so, add cream cheese, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, flour, vanilla, and nutmeg to a medium bowl and beat together until a creamy, frosting-like texture forms.

Rolled-Out-Dough











Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out on a floured surface in a rectangle shape.

Spread-On-Dough











Spread filling on top of dough, leaving 1/2 inch open on each side.

Cookie-Rolled











Taking one side of the dough, roll it up to about the half-way point of the cookie dough.

Rolled-Cookies











Repeat the process for the other side of the dough, so that both sides are rolled up.

Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

Before removing cooking dough, preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut-Cookies











Once cookie dough has chilled, remove, unwrap, and slice your cookies, about 1/4 inch apart.

Cookies-On-Sheet











Using your USA Pan Cookie sheet, line with parchment paper and place cookies on cookie sheet.

Bake in oven at 375 degrees for for 10 minutes, or until sides of cookie are light brown.

Baked-Cookies











Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Palmiers-Cookies











This cookies are exactly what you've been hoping for this Holiday season. Sweet, delicious, and full of that amazing nutmeg flavor we've come to love, the taste of these cookies will have you coming back for more. But even better than the taste is the look! I mean, how cool are these cookies? Serve them up at any party or get together and you'll definitely be asked to share this recipe!

Hazelnut-Cookies











Cookie season is upon us. Why not start it out right with these delicious treats!

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