Hello there again all! Last week I shared a fun little Christmas bow printable for free download and today I am back sharing a simple Christmas Cinnamon Cookie Recipe! I am joining Kristen from Ella Claire and another group of talented friends who are giving recipes to their holiday cookie treats!
Christmas sweets really are the best and can it get much better than a holiday cookie?!… I don’t think so ;).
These cookies were adapted again from our family recipe box and it belonged originally to my great great grandmother.
Like the last few recipes I have shared, this one is available gluten/dairy free or originally as the recipe was intended.
I really enjoyed this recipe because it was easy to throw together and only took a handful of ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, I love a detailed and involved recipe sometimes, but let’s face it… Every once in a while, I just have time for something quick! This would also make a great baking day recipe as it yields many cookies!
Here are the ingredients you will need to bake these cookies up (Yields around 3 dozen total):
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of softened butter (we used this df version)
- 2 well beaten eggs (you could use flax seed in place for allergies)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda (dissolved in a tiny bit of water)
- 3 cups of sifted flour (we used this gf version)
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar.
- 1 tbsp. of sugar (for sprinkling at end)
- 1 tbsp. of cinnamon (for sprinkling at end)
And here is how you will bake them up:
- Set the oven to 350 degrees…
- Cream together the sugar and butter…
- Now mix in the eggs…
- Add the baking soda and make sure to prepare the sifted flour…
- Combine the flour and cream of tartar to the entire mix…
Use heaping teaspoons or a cookie scoop to drop cookies onto a cookie sheet…
- Mix tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon to make a sprinkling mix.
- Sprinkle each unbaked cookie with your cinnamon sugar mixture…
- Bake cookies in oven for about 10 minutes (until golden around edges and on the bottom of each cookie).
- Pull cookies out and let them cool. If you are using gluten/dairy/egg free ingredients expect that your cookies may have a flatter consistency to them. While they were not as fluffy, they were still soft (which is most important in my opinion ;).
Don’t forget to enjoy these with a nice cup of milk (almond if needed) and enjoy!
These cookies were a hit around here and I definitely plan to make them throughout the holidays! I hope you may enjoy trying them out too! A big thank you to Kristen for organizing this yummy hop and don’t forget to stop by each recipe below.
I look forward to seeing you later this week as I will be anxious to share some of our home dressed for the season…
Christmas Cinnamon Cookies
These simple cookies are easy to bake up and a perfect sweet treat for the season!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda (dissolved in water)
- 3 cups flour (sifted)
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tbsp sugar (for sprinkling)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon (for sprinkling)
Set the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the sugar and butter. Mix in the eggs and add the baking soda. Then combine the sifted flour and the cream of tartar. Drop heaping teaspoons (our use a cookie scoop) onto the prepared baking sheet. Mix remainder of sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle each cookie with the sugar mixture. Bake cookies for around 10 minutes until golden underneath and on edges. Let cool and enjoy!
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