Posted by: Pepper Fri, 18 Jun 2004, at 6:51 a.m.
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
1 cup cinnamon
1 egg white, beaten
3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and brown sugar until
smooth. Mix in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, baking powder, egg, and vanilla. Stir in
flour by hand using a wooden spoon, as the dough will be stiff.
3 Roll out tablespoon sized pieces of dough into 6 inch long ropes. Curl up one
end slightly to make the head, then curl the rest of the rope towards the head
in a spiral shape to make the snail shell. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the
prepared cookie sheets. Brush cookies with egg white. Mix together the remaining
cinnamon and superfine sugar in a small cup. Sprinkle this over the snails. Use
chocolate chips to make eyes on the heads.
4 Bake cookies for 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms are
lightly browned. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before
removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 48 servings