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Cinnamon Snails Recipe
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Cinnamon Snails

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"This recipe is a family tradition for holidays or just for fun! These cinnamon snails taste delicious and are fun to make!!"

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Original recipe makes 48 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, baking powder, egg, and vanilla. Stir in flour by hand using a wooden spoon, as the dough will be stiff.
  3. Roll out tablespoon sized pieces of dough into 6 inch long ropes. Curl up one end slightly to make the head, then curl the rest of the rope towards the head in a spiral shape to make the snail shell. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Brush cookies with egg white. Mix together the remaining cinnamon and superfine sugar in a small cup. Sprinkle this over the snails. Use chocolate chips to make eyes on the heads.
  4. Bake cookies for 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms are lightly browned. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 18, 2008

I made these or my dad, who absolutely hates snails. He said these were the best cookie he ever ate!!!! The cookies were easy to mix up and really fun to roll out! A WOnderul recipe, I highly recommend it!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2007

Scaled to half. Real mushy, even after adding more flour. Also, this seems like a cookie recipe rather than the traditional "snails" I was hoping for.


10 Ratings

Mar 15, 2008

I loved this recipe! I made sure to follow this recipe as closely as possible. In order to shape them better i did have to use a little bit more flour. What else... after baking the first few, i realized how important it is to not get any of the egg on the cookie sheet. I'm going to make them again next week in the size recommended (i made this batch of cookies with more than a tbsp of cookie dough per cookie because i was in somewhat of a hurry). Anyways, thanks for the recipe.

Aug 04, 2004

This is a cake-like cookie. They have a good flavor, but the dough is not as stiff as the recipe indicates. I had to use quite a bit of flour on my hands and board to form the snails. also chill the dough. The mini-chocolate chips reminded me more of a snail's antenna than eyes.....very cute!!

May 20, 2009

These were good. i had no problem with them not having enough flavor (i added some extra cinnimon and nutmeg). A good cookie if your looking for something that isnt very sweet. very good to have with coffee.

Mar 03, 2007

These cookies were adorable. I made them at around 2 o'clock and by 5 they were all gone. I increased the cinnamon by fifty percent because a previous reviewer had said they weren't very cinnamony and we thought they were very tasty. I didn't have any superfine sugar so I used granulated and I baked the cookies flat on the tray, I don't think they were meant to be baked standing up. Will be making these often!

Jul 07, 2004

They were OK. the dough was fairly easy to make. I'd suggest mixing in the flour with your hands because it gets hard to stir. The powdered sugar mixture didn't stay on the cookies, and they fell over in the oven. They didn't taste very cinnamon-y to me. Maybe someone else will have better luck.

Aug 18, 2013

We do not bake cookies very often and my son wanted cinnamon cookies. I followed the recipe exactly, they turned out pretty good. I would make some small changes if I make these again. For me they turned out a little doughy and not quite as much of a cinnamon flavor as anticipated. Still very good though!


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  • Calories
  • 55 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

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

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