Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Regular sugar cookies are great for decorating, but these cinnamon sugar cookies make perfect cookies to share with friends and neighbors.

While chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites, it’s always good to have a backup cookie. I started making some cinnamon sugar cookies a few years ago and have tweaked the recipe a few times until I came up with a winner. The base cookie recipe is a sugar cookie, and it’s topped with a cinnamon sugar mixture.

A regular sugar cookie is a staple at the winter holidays, and they are fun for being able to cut out and decorate with the kids. But if you are looking for a delicious cookie to bring to a party or to share with neighbors, give this one a try.

Step by Step

Start by mixing together the sugar and cinnamon that will be topping the cookies and set it aside. I like a 3:1 sugar to cinnamon ratio for my cookies, but you can, of course, change it if you prefer more sugar or more cinnamon on your cookies.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

In another bowl, mix the flour and baking soda. You can either sift the ingredients or use a whisk to combine everything.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the sugars together. This is when I love having my stand mixer. I can quickly and easily mix everything all together while still adding the rest of the ingredients as it stirs for me.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Once the sugars are combined, add the softened butter until it forms a grainy paste. Make sure to scrape the sides so that everything gets mixed into the dough.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Mix the dough on medium speed until the dough becomes light and fluffy. Again, scrape the sides to make sure that everything gets mixed.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Finally, add the flour and baking soda mixture into the dough, stirring on low speed until it is just combined. You don’t want to overmix the dough.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Scoop the dough out by the spoonful and place it on your baking sheet or cooking stone. The cookies will flatten out and expand as they bake, so make sure you give them plenty of space on the pan.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Before you bake the cookies, top them with a bit of the cinnamon sugar mixture. By topping them before the cookies bake, the cinnamon and sugar will bake into the cookies and stay on them.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

The first time I made these I put it on afterward and the topping all fell off as soon as the cookies were picked up to be eaten. And the whole point of these cookies is the cinnamon sugar, so that was unacceptable.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Once the cookies are done baking, immediately transfer them to a cool, flat surface. These cookies will be really soft, so I have found that a wire rack is not good for them because they start to fall through the cracks.


Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Regular sugar cookies are great for decorating, but these cinnamon sugar cookies make perfect cookies to share with friends and neighbors.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
5 from 1 vote


  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In small bowl combine 3 tbsp sugar and cinnamon for topping and set aside
  • In medium bowl, combine flour and baking soda
  • Mix well with wire whisk and set aside
  • In large bowl, blend sugars with electric mixer at medium speed
  • Add butter and mix to form grainy paste
  • Add eggs and vanilla
  • Mix at medium speed until light and fluffy
  • Add the flour mixture and blend at low speed just until combined, do not overmix
  • Scoop dough by spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet
  • Top with sugar cinnamon mixture
  • Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown
  • Immediately transfer with spatula to a cool flat surface
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Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 81mg3%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

7 thoughts on “Cinnamon Sugar Cookies”

  1. Oh my goodness, I love cinnamon sugar cookies! I love how you presented these step by step pictures. I never tried making these at home, I’ll surely give it a shot, It looks super easy to make.

  2. I love cinnamon and sugar cookies, great combination! Great directions on how to make these cookies successfully!

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