Friday, August 7, 2009

Freshly Baked Goods Friday: Cinnamon Swirls Edition

Attention all Our Shiputzim fans!

If you happen to be near TRLEOOB* over Shabbat, please feel free to stop by.

After all, look what we’re having for dessert:



Aren’t they cute?

And they taste good, too!

Special thanks to the Resident Ulpanistit (aka the Baker-in-Chief), her sous chef ESG, and her entire team of talented assistants.

The recipe comes from the Israel-Food list, with a few minor changes.

Cinnamon Swirl Cookies


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 heaping tsp baking powder (i.e. one envelope, for our Israeli readers)
  • Mixture of cinnamon and sugar


Beat eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder. Roll dough into long, skinny “snakes”. Dip each “snake” into cinnamon and sugar mixture, and then form into spirals. Place cookies on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes.

Yield: About 65-70 cookies

Note: These cookies can be frozen.

!שבת שלום ומבורך


*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog


  1. Oh, yum! I sometimes make a yeast version. Similar, except instead of baking powder, one uses yeast, so they are a little fluffier, less cookie-ish. Both methods are delicious, depends on one's taste buds. And I suspect your version is less work.

  2. They look delicious and beautiful! Did they taste as good as they looked?

  3. Leora - Yes, this is much easier than a yeast dough recipe. The only time-consuming part is rolling out each cookie, but one could easily just make simple round "blobs" instead of the swirls.

    Toby - They did! :-) (BTW, on the Israel-Food list, they were called "Cinnamon Twists", but one of the changes we made was to use a different shape.)

  4. The Swedes eat someting similar when drinking coffee, which is very often. Your cookies look delicious.

  5. Ilana-Davita - I don't get any of the credit. The kids did everything - from start to finish.

  6. Perfect - wanted cinnamon cookies without yeast. Making right now!! -yaffa

  7. Yaffa - Let me know how they come out! Shabbat Shalom!

  8. Hi Mrs. S., I modified the recipe a drop because by the time I mixed in 3 cups of flour, it was really enough for a dough. I left off the last cup. Also, I rolled into balls and rolled the balls into cinnamon/sugar. The family and guests like them a lot. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe. -Y

  9. Y. - Thanks for the update. It's good to know that the recipe also works with less flour.


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