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Cinnamon Butter Cookies Recipe

Cinnamon Butter Cookies

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"This is my favorite cookie recipe. If you want to add frosting, I wrote a recipe for that too."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream together 1 cup butter and white sugar. Beat in the egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine together the sifted flour, salt and ground cinnamon and stir into butter mixture.
  2. Cover and chill dough for 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Lightly flour a rolling pin. Roll out dough on lightly floured wax paper and cut with cookie cutter. As dough warms it becomes unworkable. Return to refrigerator as needed. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. To Make Icing: Sift confectioners' sugar into mixing bowl. Add vanilla, salt, and butter. Add milk one tablespoon at a time while beating until spreadable consistency. Continue beating on medium for 10 minutes. Ice cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 21, 2006

People cry of happiness when I make these cookies. Add a little bit more sugar and cut the frosting ingredients in half and you will have delicious cinnamon shortbread cookies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2006

I wasn't impressed. The cookies were kind of hard after baking. I don't mean crisp either. I won't make again.


11 Ratings

Apr 12, 2004

I LOVED these cookies. They go good with the brown sugar frosting ( Just dip them in the frosting and wha-la! YUMMY COOKIES....

Apr 03, 2003

These cookies are excellent! I was looking for a butter cookie recipe, but decided to try these instead. So glad I did! Thanks!

Dec 24, 2005

Wonderful, light cinnamon flavor, and easy to make. A nice addition to my spiced cookie holiday platter. Great as a tea cookie or frosted.

Dec 17, 2009

one word... YUMMY!! I thought the dough was so nice to work with. I took out pieces of dough from the fridge to cut cookies with, and when I ran out I grabbed more as I went along..... MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM....... lovely

Jan 27, 2005

I did not like these cookies. They're ok while eating them, but I found them to leave an unpleasant cinnamon-salty aftertaste. However, it could just be me. My husband liked them, so he took the remainder of the batch to work with him: 2 of his coworkers loved them so much they have asked for the recipe. My sister also declared them to be "yummy". I definately recommend frosting them, as the cookies themselves are not too sweet.

Dec 18, 2004

I thought that these cookies provided a nice variation from the standard butter cookie. The delicate cinnamon flavor makes them a very festive holiday cookie. The dough was reasonably easy to work with, though it did soften up before I could finish the half batch I made and I had to briefly return it to the refrigerator before continuing. After rolling them out, I cut them with a small star cookie cutter. I did not make the frosting with it, so I'm not sure how that would have turned out. All in all, very good and will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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