Before we are heading straight to Christmas Baking I have one more Fall inspired recipe for you. Saying that it is obviously not only suited for Fall, but take some star or Christmas tree cookie cutters and you have a perfectly simple Christmas cookie. I had two main inspirations for these cookie, one being that I just bought some super cute IKEA cookie cutter with a squirrel, a squirrel!
The second and main reason however was that I wanted to bake a cheesecake (recipe coming soon) and when opening my cupboard I realized that there was only an empty cookie box left. Those cookies were meant to become my cookie base for my cheesecake, but living with a boyfriend aka cookie monster I was naive enough to expect cookies in my cupboard. My fault, sorry for that.
So what else could you do as a food blogger on a Sunday? You have a look in the cupboard and see what is left there and find some sugar and spelt flour. So I was able to bake some simple cookies which could serve both as cookie base for my cheesecake as well as for decoration on top of them 🙂 I added some wonderful spices to make them extra special, spiced squirrel cookies. It isn’t getting any better than that.
Have a lovely weekend,
- 250g Spelt Flour
- 1 Tbsp Cocoa
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Sugar
- 80g Soft Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp Cardamon
- 1/2 Tsp Cloves
- 125g Butter
- 50g Sugar
- Mix all the ingredients together until you get a smooth dough
- Wrap it in clingfilm and let is chill in the fridge for 1 hour
- Roll it out on a floured surface and cut out cookies using whatever cookie cutter you prefer *
- Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180°C (160°C Fan) for about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie cutters or bake until browned on the edges.