cookies · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Perfect Every Time: Cut Out Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Good ol’ fashioned cut out sugar cookies for the holidays are one of my favorite childhood memories, and a tradition that I am carrying on with my kids.  Today  my daughter and I spent the afternoon using Halloween cookie cutters to make (and then decorate) sugar cookies for my husband’s work.  This time, however, we made a much more interesting and flavorful cookie- by adding cinnamon to the dough.

Something about the combination of butter, cinnamon, and sugar made this cookie taste a lot like, well, a frosted snickerdoodle.  So, so yummy.  And it filled my house with the smells of fall.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt
Directions
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely and frost with your favorite frosting.  I used my favorite frosting recipe for cookies and cupcakes.

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