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cinnamon cookies on marble surface

Cinnamon Cookies

Julie Blanner
Thick pillowy soft cinnamon cookies with a little crunch made from staple ingredients in minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 82 kcal


  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla. Beat until just combined.
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture until combined.
  • Cover dough and chill 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Optional: Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine cinnamon sugar to make topping.
  • Using a cookie scoop or a teaspoon and the palm of your hands, roll dough into 1" balls. Roll in cinnamon sugar.
  • Optional: Insert red hot onto center of dough ball.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Allow to cool 1 minute before moving to a cooling rack.



  • Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookie - Fold in up to 1 cup chocolate chips.
  • Cinnamon White Chocolate Chip Cookies - Fold in up to 1 cup white chocolate chips.
  • Cinnamon Almond Cookies - Use ½ teaspoon almond flavoring instead of vanilla.
  • Reindeer Nose  - Add red hot to dough ball just before baking.

Expert Tips

  • Chill Dough
  • Use a Cookie Scoop (for consistent cookie size)

To Store

  • Room Temperature - Allow to cool and then store cookies in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
  • Freeze - Allow to cool and then freeze cookies in airtight container for a couple of months. Allow to thaw to room temperature. Once thawed, microwave for 5 seconds to warm.


Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 45mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 11IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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