I wanted a basic thin, crisp cinnamon cookie using no other spices or flavorings. This appeared to be the one, that is until you get to the baking time. 15 to 18 minutes for thin cut-outs?? Can't be. You would have mini bricks by then. And according to some reviewers, that's exactly what happened. So, I mixed up a half batch just adding a pinch of salt along with the flour and cinnamon. I rolled and cut according to directions (even used a star cutter), placed on a parchment-lined sheet pan and baked for 6 minutes, resting on the sheet 1 minute before moving to cooling rack. Once cooled these cookies firmed up to be crisp and snappy -- just what I wanted. But the taste was a little chalky from all of the cinnamon. So to salvage the stars I did bake, I drizzled them with a simple powdered sugar glaze. Not too shabby with a cup of ginger tea... Oh, and the remaining dough I cut into larger shapes, used a drinking straw to make a hole and baked for 8 minutes to harden to use for ornaments. Even though this recipe has its faults as an edible cookie, all is not lost as it does make very attractive (and aromatic) ornaments.
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I wanted a basic thin, crisp cinnamon cookie using no other spices or flavorings. This...