If it begins with "Tex - Mex" believe me it's got to be good y'all!
What you'll need:
Some fun Texas Cookie Cutters, the shape of Texas, Cactus, Coyotes, Jalapeños ....etc.
Sheet Pans lined with Parchment Paper.
1/4 C Sugar
1 TBS Cinnamon
1 Stick (8 TBS) Butter, softened
3/4 C Granulated Sugar
1 Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 2/3 C all purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Ground Clove
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together:
1/4 C Granulated Sugar mixed with 1 TBS of Cinnamon for dusting the cookies just before they're baked. I sometimes add a pinch of additional Cayenne to kick up the heat!
In a Stand Mixer with a Paddle Attachment:
3/4 C of the Sugar.
Beat for 5 minutes, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Egg and Egg Yolk one at a time.
Beat until just incorporated.
Add the Vanilla and continue beating on low until creamy.
In another bowl, sift together:
Gradually add the Flour mixture to the bowl of the mixer with the wet ingredients.
On a floured Surface:
Roll out the dough to 1/2" thickness.
Cut out the various shapes of cookies.
Sprinkle each cookie with a dusting of the Cinnamon / Sugar mixture.
Place on the prepared sheet pan and bake at 375 degrees for 5 - 7 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes .
Transfer the cookies to the cooling rack and cool completely
Peace in the Kitchen!