Cinnamon Stars

"These cookies fill your home with an irresistible aroma as they bake. My grandmother made them every Christmas when I was a child. I have fond memories of helping her in the kitchen."
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30 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until edges are firm and bottom of cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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Most helpful positive review

These cookies are good but I added a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the second batch I made and they where much better. My house did smell so good while I was making these though.

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I should have taken a picture of these, they DID turn out beautiful to LOOK at. However, although they came out of the oven soft and the smell was very good, once they cooled off, they were hard...

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I should have taken a picture of these, they DID turn out beautiful to LOOK at. However, although they came out of the oven soft and the smell was very good, once they cooled off, they were hard...

Cookies turned out dry and hard as a rock. Sprinkled sugar on the 2nd batch to see if it helped, but it wasn't much better. I rolled them out thicker than called for, and only baked them about 1...

These cookies are good but I added a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the second batch I made and they where much better. My house did smell so good while I was making these though.

After reading the other reviews I made a few changes that I think really helped this recipe out! We prefer soft cookies instead of crispy cookies, so I used 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup packed b...

I wanted a basic thin, crisp cinnamon cookie using no other spices or flavorings. This appeared to be the one, that is until you get to the baking time. 15 to 18 minutes for thin cut-outs?? C...

These cookies are a favorite with my family. Read reviews that said they turned out like hockey pucks - I think cooking time depends a lot on the size of the cookie cutter you use. I had to ex...

Delicious. Excellent, sturdy cookie for cookie exchanges or holiday presents. Delightful smell while baking that livens up the whole house. Great for dipping in coffee/tea for breakfast, too!

These cookies are great! They are crunchy, and very cinnamon-y, which makes them fanastic to serve with coffee or hot tea. They will keep in the pantry for long periods of time and the recipe ...

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