Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Yield: 32 cookies

Prep Time: 30 min + chilling time

Cook Time: 10 min

A good sugar cookie recipe. Easy to roll and cut.

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
decorating sugar and candies (optional)
powdered sugar, for decorating (optional)

Directions:

1. Make the dough: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture; beat until combined. Divide dough in half; form into two 3/4-inch-thick disks. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.

2. Roll out and freeze: Place one disk between two sheets of floured parchment paper; roll out to an 1/8-inch thickness, lightly dusting dough with flour as needed. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters; if dough gets soft, chill 10 minutes. (To bake right away, follow directions in step 3) Using a metal spatula with a thin blade, transfer cut-out shapes to a parchment lines baking sheet. Re-roll scraps; cut more shapes. Repeat with remaining disk. Place baking sheet in freezer; once frozen, transfer shapes to a resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to one month.

3. Bake: Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheet with parchment; bake, decorating if desired, until edges are golden, 10-15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through- this time range applies whether dough is frozen or not. Cool cookies 1 minute on sheets, and transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

Tips:

*Decorating Tips: Sprinkle sugar on cut-out dough just before baking. Stick candies onto cookies after they are baked and cooled, using dabs of sugar "paste" (1/4 cup powdered sugar whisked together with 1 teaspoon of water).

Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Everyday Food)

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3 Responses to “Cinnamon Sugar Cookies”

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    Allie — November 27, 2011 @ 3:47 PM

    I’ve made these twice. They taste wonderful; the cinnamon is a nice touch. They’re easy to roll which is why I make them since I’m a novice at roll out cookies. I decorate by sprinkling with colored sugars before baking. I tried royal icing but need practice flooding. I made mine mitten shaped…very cute. My 10 year old son loves these cookies. And, I just made a batch for a bake sale. These will be my go-to recipe. Thanks for another great recipe, Lori!

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    mandi — December 11, 2013 @ 9:51 AM

    Kinda dumb you said “1 stick of butter” I ended up not knowing how much butter to use and it didn’t turn out.

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    Lori Lange — December 12, 2013 @ 7:04 PM

    1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup butter