Cinnamon Star Cut Outs Recipe
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Cinnamon Star Cut Outs Recipe

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These cookies fill your home with an irresistible aroma as they bake. My grandmother made them every Christmas when I was a child. I have fond memories of helping her in the kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 78 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until edges are firm and bottom of cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Stars in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p46

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kathidahl User ID: 1718596 214250
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014 Edited Dec. 11, 2014

"The whole house smells wonderful! These are a simple crisp cookie...I really like them and will bake again and again. I will admit that I added a half teaspoon of anise extract after reading the other comments and I only baked 12 minutes. I am going to pipe white icing on them for the Christmas cookie platters.

Two days later.....
OK, on second batch...really like these. I tried half butter and half shortening this time...the cookies were some softer but lost a little of the butter flavor, so won't do that again. These cookies get better day to day. A real keeper as far as I am concerned
One thing I forgot...I sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar before baking and outline with white icing."

gunlake User ID: 4894708 58124
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"I found after they were baked they were so hard they almost broke my teeth"

patriroqt User ID: 5833626 70795
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"sooo good! tasted almost like gingerbread... would be great around the holidays! i made this with my little niece and nephew and they had fun picking out cookie cutters. tasty too :)"

kaitlyn'smommy User ID: 3996686 80286
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I followed the recipe as it was written. The cookies were dull. I will not be making these cookies again."

howdymomma User ID: 5563774 42884
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"These cruncy little cookies are habit-forming! A co-worker brought them in originally, and I hounded her relentlessly for the recipe. The heavy cinnamon flavor sets these apart. I am baking them to give out as gifts. Bonus: Only 2 WW Points Plus per cookie!"

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