Cinnamon is sweet, sinful, and warm. It’s the coziest spice in existence. But beneath that warmth is a bit of kick, the spicy side of cinnamon. That, my little cookies, is what makes cinnamon such a sultry sweet spice.
We find cinnamon sizzling in all kinds of recipes. But when we really start to see cinnamon starring is during the holiday season. Because of its comforting qualities, the spice is ideal during this time of year when the weather is cool and our spirits are warm. It’s what makes pumpkin pie so delicious, give eggnog an added kick, and makes our Christmas cookies extra special. Without cinnamon, our holidays would be nothing.
So, now that Autumn is upon us, we’ll be seeing a lot more of cinnamon. Yesterday, I made my first official Fall recipe: Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch Buttercream Frosting. They were the most delicious, soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies I’ve ever had. But I’ve got a confession: I doubled that recipe. And I didn’t just top it with the buttercream frosting; I made half with a Sweet Cinnamon Glaze. I’ve got to say, I was shocked. Why? Because I was expecting the Butterscotch Buttercream to be my favorite topping. But that was not the case. As amazing as the buttercream was, this Cinnamon Glaze was even better. It went so perfectly with the Pumpkin Cookies I can’t even describe it. All I can say is, “Wow.”