Achieving your goals of having more energy, reducing stress levels or slimming down can be as easy as eating healthy meals that are packed with delicious ingredients. If you usually buy processed foods or eat at restaurants, it will be hard to get to your goal because most of them have unhealthy ingredients or chemicals that usually take a toll on your wellbeing. If the excuse you have for buying processed foods is inability to cook, you should consider taking advantage of countless recipes that are provided online to cook health meals at home. The recipes will furnish you with everything you need to be able to prepare healthy meals from the start to the end, including the ingredients and directions. Here is a simple one that you can begin with. It is for preparing cinnamon cookies with Biscoff buttercream.
Cinnamon Cookies with Biscoff Buttercream
These cookies are addictingly delicious. If you have not tried them yet, then you definitely need to try them one of these fine days. You can prepare them as a Sunday supper treat to go with the dinner.
- Preparation time: 40 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Servings: 8
- 1/2 cup of shortening
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 package of vanilla instant pudding mix
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 4 teaspoons of espresso powder
- 1/3 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup of unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup of creamy Biscoff Spread
- 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
How to Prepare
- Use a countertop mixer that is fitted with a paddle attachment to mix the shortening and butter in a bowl at medium speed until the mixture is light and creamy. This should take about 4minutes.
- After that, add the sugars to the mixture and then beat at medium speed until they are properly blended, and then add eggs and continue beating at medium speed until they mix very well.
- Next, you will need to add vanilla extract and pudding mix to the mixture and stir at medium speed until they are well blended.
- And then in a separate bowl, you will need to combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, espresso powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt and then stir them until they are well combined.
- Take half of the dry ingredients and add to the countertop mixer bowl and then beat at medium speed until they are well blended.
- Add the remaining dry ingredients to the bowl and then continue beating until they are blended.
- After that, you will need to line 2 to 3 sheet pans with parchment paper and then take approximately 1 tablespoon of cookie dough using your hands and then shape into round ball.
- Put the dough on the parchment paper and repeat what you just did with the rest of the dough. Make sure that the balls of dough are spaced about 1.5 to 2 inches apart. Using the base of your hand to, gently push the dough balls to form flat half inch thick discs before baking.
- Bake the dough balls 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 14 minutes. The edges of the cookies should turn to golden brown.
- Cool the cookies on a cooling rack.
- Add butter to a countertop mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and they beat at medium speed for about 2 to 3 minutes.
- After that, add powdered sugar and then beat at low speed until mixture is well blended, and then add Biscoff Spread and continue beating at low speed until it is well blended.
- Next, you will need to add vanilla extract and heavy cream and beat at low speed until they are properly combined.
- After that, increase the beating speed to medium-high and then mix for approximately 2 minutes. The frosting should by light and fluffy in texture.
Assembling the Cookies:
- Put a star tip into a small pastry bag and then fill the bag to about half-full with the buttercream.
- Flip one of the cookies over and then pipe a ring of frosting around the outside edge.
- Top the cookie with another cookie.
These cookies will be gone in a matter of minutes if you prepare them for your family on a Sunday evening. They are delicious and irresistible. If it is a hot day, you should consider refrigerating the buttercream for about 10 to 15 minutes for it to harden up and hold its shape better when you are piping it.