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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

My mom always had these cookies on hand. They're so good with a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or milk. —Leah Costigan, Otto, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans, optional
  • Cinnamon sugar, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugars and oil. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and cinnamon. Stir in the pecans if desired. Cover and refrigerated for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2-in. apart on greased baking sheets; flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Yield: about 8 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 144 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"I am on the fence with these cookies. The flavors are nice, however, they are a crispy, flaky cookie, not a soft cookie. I prefer soft, chewy cookies."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"These cookies are really good and melts in your mouth. This is the first time I ever baked cookies and everybody loves them. I am going to make another batch for the New Years Eve. I am so glad I found this recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"These are good. You could add the cinnamon chips they now have, they taste great and a lot of cookies call for a cup of butter for the whole recipe divided out isn't that much, just share your cookies. It's the holidays, enjoy life and live a little!"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"The best of the best! Combining two of my favorite ingredients. Hit with family and hit for me."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"The family really enjoy them"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"For those who think 1 cup of oil is excessive, look at the amount of cookies it makes. This is more than double what a standard cookie recipe yields. So don't be concerned about the oil...just half the recipe and feel better about it. These are yummy! Grammajo"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"This will be my 3rd year making them since I found them. This is the cookie my family asks me to make first. They melt in your mouth!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"I had planned to make a batch of these cookies until I noticed how much vegetable oil the recipe calls for. 1 cup is too much oil in my opinion. Has anyone made them with applesauce instead of oil?"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"Made these and they were delicious! Didn't use cream of tartar, added brown sugar. Just sweet enough, with a touch of salt."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"I've made these cookies every year since the year they first appeared in the magazine. They are HANDS DOWN my family's favorite cookies."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"My family loved the texture and taste of these. I envision baking these for other holidays and just altering the colored sugar used on top. Delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Great tasting cookies. I will be making them again."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"I don't know if these were supposed to come out hard, or whether I did something wrong while baking them, but they were. To me, a sugar cookie should be soft and moist. These were anything but. The actual flavor of the cookies was good, but I just couldn't get past the hardness. Fortunately, I made them for a Christmas party, and the kids there were not as discriminate as I was, and gobbled them up!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"These cookies turned out beautifully, just like the picture. I refrigerated the dough overnight and used a 1 inch pampered chef scoop so rolling them into a ball was not necessary. I also used wax paper over the cookie before I pressed it with a glass. Dipping the glass in sugar just doesn't work."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"They are so good sugar cookies plus cinnamon. My family & friends all like it. Plan to make it again next Christmas & on any occasion. thanks..."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"Nice cookie! Do put in the nuts(we tried both with and without and with won by a landslide), and do not roll them too thin (less likely to crumble) Yummy"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"Rolled the ball in sugar before flattening. Melts in your mouth!"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"I have thrown away all my other sugar cookie recipies. This one is the best!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"Turned out great and daughter and grandson had fun decorating"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"These were SO good! I am definetly going to be making these for many years to come."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2008

"Easy to make - and great tasting."

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