Norwegian Cinnamon Thumbs
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4-5 dozen
for the cookies
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Beat the sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add the flour and vanilla, and beat until the dough comes together. Take a small amount of dough (about the size of a tennis ball), and roll is gently into a long, skinny rope ½" in diameter (about the width of your pinky). Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 2" pieces, making sure to cute on the diagonal instead of straight across. Place cookies a few inches apart on a lined baking sheet, and bake 8-10 minutes, until just beginning to turn golden on the bottom edges. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  2. While cookies are cooling, combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. When cookies are cool enough to handle, roll each gently in cinnamon sugar, and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
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