Cinnamon Cut Out Cookies
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Serves: about 5 dozen
Soft cinnamon cookies that cut out just like traditional sugar cookies. These are so fun to decorate and make your whole house smell totally amazing.
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the Frosting:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs until fluffy.
  2. Mix in the flour, cinnamon, and salt. You'll want to knead the dough by hand a little because it can be kind of tricky getting all of the cinnamon incorporated evenly. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350.
  4. On a well floured surface roll the dough out into a ¼" slab. I like to divide it into 2 or 4 pieces before rolling to give me a smaller work surface.
  5. Cut the dough with your favorite cookie cutters and place 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  6. Let the cookies cool completely before decorating.
  7. To make the frosting beat together the butter and powdered sugar using the whisk attachments on a hand or stand mixer. Add the vanilla and salt. Beat well. Drizzle in the milk to reach your desired consistency.
  8. Frost the cookies and cover with sprinkles. I also frosted two cookies together and sprinkled the edges to make little sandwiches. You can refrigerate the cookies to get the frosting to set up faster.
Be sure to allow at least an hour for dough to refrigerate before rolling/cutting/baking.
Prep time listed does not include chill time, nor does it include the time it will take you to decorate (but they taste delicious right off the cookie sheet!)
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at