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Greek Cinnamon Paximadia

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These Greek Cinammon Paximadia are a fantastic treat ! Try out these delicious spicy cookie bakes as a dessert or a teatime snack and let me know if you like them ! Your suggestions for these Greek Cinammon Paximadia are welcome !
Ingredients
  Margarine/Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 3 Large
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

In large bowl with mixer at low speed, beat margarine or butter, shortening, and 1 cup sugar until blended.
Increase speed to high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
At low speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla, and beat until well mixed.
Gradually add baking powder, baking soda, and 3 cups flour and beat until well blended.
With wooden spoon, stir in remaining 1 cup flour until soft dough forms.
If necessary, add additional flour (up to 1/2 cup) until dough is easy to handle.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Divide dough into 4 equal pieces.
On lightly floured surface, shape each piece of dough into an 8 inch long log.
Place 2 logs, about 4 inches apart, on each of 2 ungreased large cookie sheets.
Flatten each log to 2 1/2 inches wide.
Place cookie sheets on 2 oven racks and bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, rotating cookie sheets between racks halfway through baking.
In pie plate, mix cinnamon with remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
Remove cookie sheets from oven.
Transfer hot loaves (during baking, logs will spread and become loaves) to cutting board; with serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices.
Coat slices with cinnamon sugar.
Return slices, cut side down, to same cookie sheets.
Bake slices 15 minutes.
Turn slices over and return to oven, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower racks, and bake 15 minutes longer or until golden.
Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Everyday

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4 Comments

Anonymous's picture
I'm a 6th grader looking for greek desserts and this delicious spicy cookie put a smile on everybodys face at a party for my friends greek grandma.
Anonymous's picture
I'm really interested in making these cookies for a project on Greece. But I'm a little worried about the spiciness and is the cooking to much work to do on a tight schedule?
Anonymous's picture
I'm doing a project on Greece for school. I'm required to bring a dish and I want to bring a authentic Greek pastry. Are the cookies authentic? And how spicy are they?
Anonymous's picture
I'm doing a Global History project and i have to cook an autentic receipe (by it i mean it has to have ingredients that were also used at that time or at least similar to those. I would like to know if the cookies are autentic.