If you are looking to make a cookie which provides you with the flexibility of creating its main component and storing it for a later date then the windmill cookie is an excellent choice. You can make the dough and freeze it until you are ready to bake the cookies. This article will provide you with all the details needed to make your very own windmill cookie right in the comfort of your home.
- 15 minutes
- 20 minutes
- Baking sheet
- Mixing bowl and electric mixer
- 2 Large sized container
- Plastic wrap
- 1 egg
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 4 cups of all purpose flour
- ½ cup of how water
- A pinch of ground cloves
- 1 cup of slivered almonds
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon of ground mace
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Place the brown sugar and butter into the mixing bowl and cream them with the electric mixer.
- Place the hot water and baking soda into a large container and mix them until the soda dissolves. Add the baking soda to the creamed mixture while the mixer is on medium speed until they are fully combined.
- Add the flour, spices and salt into the other large container and mix them together. Then add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture until everything combines together.
- Add the almonds to the mixing bowl and continue to stir the batter until the dough is formed. Form the dough into 10 by 3 inch logs and wrap them tightly with plastic wrap and place them in the freezer overnight or for about 4 hours. This dough should make you about 8 dozen windmill cookies.
- When you are ready to bake the windmill cookies, turn the oven on to 350F and allow it to preheat.
- While the cookie dough is still frozen, use a knife and cut each log into slices slightly less than ¼ inch thick and arrange the slices so they are 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet into the oven at the middle for about 12 – 14 minutes then when the cookies are baked, take them out and put it onto the cooling racks.