Monday, May 30, 2011
For years I've been using cinnamon when I bake cookies, cakes, baked apples, or when I make my wonderful apple crisp. I never knew it could also be used for medicinal purposes

Recently I've been reading about how cinnamon can help to stave off a cold, fight bad breath, aid digestion, help treat diarrhea and solve other problems of the digestive system.

It may help lower blood sugar and can also be used to treat a toothache. Oh and I just remembered, it can also help your memory! I'll really have to find out more about that!!

One of my favorite old-fashioned ways of using cinnamon is this recipe:

Whisking Alfajores Chilean Caramel Cookies December 07, 20102
Photo by stevendepolo, on Flickr

1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together until well blended. Empty the mixture on a flat plate and set aside.

3 extra large eggs
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour

Place eggs, brown sugar and oil in bowl, mix until blended. Add baking powder and flour, mix well.

Refrigerate dough for a short time. Using about 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll between palms to form a pencil shaped roll. OR you could shape into rings, crescents or any shape you prefer.

Roll dough in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until nicely browned.

Makes about three dozen cookies.
That's one of the ways I have used cinnamon in the past.

Now I'd like to learn how to use cinnamon with a new twist, not just for baking.

If cinnamon does help with all those "problems I'd like to know how to use it!

Someone suggested putting cinnamon in my coffee. I tried it but that didn't work for me.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks for the recipe!! I love them, too!

I like cinnamon with lemon in my iced tea.
We use it in hot cereals and on waffles.
I use it as a fungicide on my orchid plants. How about that!
I frequently put cinnamon in my morning coffee. I sprinkle about a half-teaspoon on top of the grounds in my Melitta cone before I pour in the hot water.
Momma and I use it in canning peaches and pears
I'm making some ice tea right now and will put some cinnamon in it! Thanks.

Just bought some packages of instant oatmeal with cinnamon. Will give it a try. Thanks.

Thanks but no thanks! ;-)

Will try adding cinnamon when I make my coffee in a Melitta cone.
That might work for me. Thanks.

If I did canning I'd add cinnamon to my peaches too!
Thanks for the visit and say hi to momma for me!
My little granddaughter's other grandma makes them cinnamon toast.
My mother often made cinnamon toast for us as a treat when I was young. She also spread butter on small squares of left over pie pastry, used the sugar and cinnamon mix to sprinkle on top, then rolled them for baking in oven -- another treat I enjoyed.

Coincidentally, just today I read a Dr. Peter Gott's newspaper column: "Spice may lower cholesterol?" Some writers to his column had reported cinnamon bark taken daily lowered their cholesterol. Dr. said "It didn't work for me..."
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