InternationalDayIn honor of World Thinking Day, a celebration where Girl Scouts “honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts by taking time to give thanks for their international friendships and remember that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community” scouts in our town participate in International Day. Each troop selects a country to represent during the afternoon-long celebration which includes costumes, a performance and a food item.

The food is always the tricky part because we can’t have anything liquid. Nothing that requires electricity. And something the kids will want to try.

During our research we discovered a cookie recipe that was a) easy to make and b) totally yummy. It also doesn’t use eggs, so I had no concern when Sophie started eating the raw dough.

I’m actually thinking of making it for this year’s Christmas Cookie Swap (is it too early to think about that??).

IMG_8415Polvorones de Canele (Cinnamon Cookies) from


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the cookie sheets, or use a Silpat
  2. Cream together 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar and butter until smooth. Stir in 1 tsp vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon; stir into the butter mixture until become a stiff dough.
  4. Form batter into 1 inch balls.
  5. Roll balls in mixture of 1 cup confectioners’ sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon – this was a great way for Sophie to help!
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned. Cool cookies on wire racks.

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