Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Grandma's Cinnamon Thumbs

When I was a little girl I used to love to go into my grandma's pantry around Christmas time and snitch these cookies. She kept them in large ceramic crocks. I'd sneak in and grab a handful. She also kept fatigmon in the crocks, and covered them with a fresh white cloth. I'd snitch a few of those,too. Here's one of her crocks...I still have it!

But my favorite cookie were these thumb shaped shortbread cookies covered in cinnamon and sugar. They just melt in your mouth!

Grandma's Cinnamon Thumbs

5 T. sugar
1 c. butter, softened
2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix and roll into ladyfinger shapes. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  While hot, roll in a mixture of 1/2 c. sugar and 1 Tbsp. cinnamon.


CaSaundraLeigh said...

It's always so enjoyable to carry on family kitchen traditions. These cookies sound so easy, yet so delicious! You can never go wrong with cinnamon and sugar! Hope you're having a great week & getting ready for Christmas!

Brownieville Girl said...

I can actually smell them as I read!!!!!

Louanne said...

These look so delightful - I can just imagine that delicious cinnamon-sugar taste!

Katerina said...

Cinnamon and sugar mmm, I just love the combination. The smell must have been irresistible.

Avril said...

Merry Christmas Laurie!

I keep on meaning to come by your blog for a little visit...and now with your recent visit to me I had to make time to come to you! You have been busy with such amazing creations in preparation for the holidays!!! So many yummy yummy treats!

I love that you have one of those special crocks from your grandmother! A treasure indeed. :-)

Wishing you and your family a VERY Merry Christmas!
~avril :-)

Lesley from WI said...

I made these last night for dessert and my family loved them. Thank you!!

Rooted in Atascocita said...

These look amazing! I'm going to link up to you in my post today! I love the recipes here! Hope you don't mind!


Tracey said...

I made these for my cookie trays this year....sooooo good. thanks for the recipe, they have a permanent home on my cookie trays:)

FlGdNbr said...

I had these from my Mom's (95th!) recipe; try them last night - it SAID to use 375* for 20 min & be sure they would over brown. My spread all over the pan & it was wonderful, but not "thumbs". Today I tried to do it any can - cold butter, etc., but not the 375*. Did the same & it was a gooey mess to make these "thumbs"! Now spread on the pan & little pancakes! IF I try this can, is there something (other than the temp) that I should do? Really want to make this, but a CUP of butter is a little expensive after we tried & tried! Thank you if you can tell me what I did!

laurie said...

My only comment would be to make sure the butter is not TOO soft I guess. They are like a shortbread cookie. I have made these tons of times and have never had an issue!

Verna Angerhofer said...

These look yummy! I might have to try these.