Fuel for Santa ~ Cinnamon & Almond Swirl Cookies

Cinnamon & Almond Swirl CookiesIn the realms of spices and Christmas, there is 2 particular ones ‘halllaaa[ing]’ my name.

Ginger (dahhh) and the well beloved Cinnamon (capital letter intended)

Cinnamon and I go wayyy back, to the days where we chilled with apple, on pancakes, and onto every food that it sung harmonies with.
That’s right, as I’m sure you all know, cinnamon is a real friendly fella.

Cinnamon & Almond Swirl CookiesOne friend that cinnamon particularly adored, was the scroll. And how that love blossomed.

But this time, cinnamon is taking a similar but different path. One that sits right under the chimney, sitting ready for Santa, and waiting to be washed down with a glass of milk.

Cinnamon & Almond Swirl CookiesYou got it my friends! I’m talking of the marriage of non-other than the humble and Christmas perfect: Cinnamon Swirl Cookies.

Ahhh happy happy days.

Let’s fill Santa’s tummy (but, mostly our own…)
Cinnamon & Almond Swirl CookiesMakes around 25



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 70g butter
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped finer
  • 1/4 cup coconut chips


  1. Beat the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy
  2. Beat in egg, vanilla and milk
  3. Stir in the sifted flour, salt and baking powder until well-combined
  4. Roll dough into a ball and wrap tightly in cling wrap and refridgerate for at least 2 hours
  5. Once dough is chilled, remove from the fridge to come to room temperature, preheat the oven to 180C and prepare the filling:
  6. Melt the butter and combine with the brown sugar and cinnamon
  7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thickrolling out cookie dough
  8. Spread the cinnamon filling evenly over doughspreading cinnamon filling
  9. Sprinkle over the slivered almondssprinkling almonds
  10. Carefully roll dough tightly from one long end to the otherrolling swirl cookies
  11. Slice the roll into cookies around a 1/4 inch thick, lay on a baking tray, then sprinkle lightly with coconut chipsslicing cookie dough sprinkling coconut
  12. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden

Done and done friends!

Cinnamon & Almond Swirl Cookies

WARNING: it is hard to stop eating the cookie dough – make sure there is enough for biscuits

Cinnamon & Almond Swirl CookiesCinnamon & Almond Swirl CookiesActually… forget Santa this once…. these goodies are alll for me
Cinnamon & Almond Swirl CookiesCinnamon & Almond Swirl CookiesCinnamon & Almond Swirl CookiesEnjoy!

And thanks for stopping by! Daisy and the Fox


27 thoughts on “Fuel for Santa ~ Cinnamon & Almond Swirl Cookies

    • thank-you lovely Joanne! 😀
      I did it on ‘Image Ready’ apart of Photoshop CS2, which is a free download on the adobe website, it took a bit of trial and error and internet research to figure it out, so i filmed each process and added them to the program and selected the timing of each layer and it saved as a gif.
      hope this helps! if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask 🙂
      hope your week is going great!

    • thank-you very much Teresa! 😀
      i used ‘Image Ready’ from Photoshop CS2, which is a free download on the adobe site 🙂
      hope your having a lovely week! x

    • thank-you April! 😀
      aren’t they 😛 no buffering or loading, nice short little step by step demonstrations! 🙂
      Hope your having a great weekend and merry christmas!

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    • Thank-you very much!! 🙂
      Tell me bout it haha – I’m in Italy and stuffing my face – I guess I’ll have to wait until 2015 to carry forward with the resolution… Too bad 😛 haha

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