Cinnamon-Sugar Crackle Cookies Recipe
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Cinnamon-Sugar Crackle Cookies Recipe

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I get lots of compliments on these crunchy cookies. They're always part of my Christmas cookie platter.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 95 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1-1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. In another bowl, whisk flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and remaining sugar. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in cinnamon-sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon-Sugar Crackle Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p81

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Easy and yummy. A lot like snickerdoodles."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"Made them for a family dinner. Big hit. Love them."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"Plan to include these wonderful looking cookies for Christmas. I would offer *5* stars, however, no star rating appeared."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"These were a big hit at home and the office. I can't wait to make them for the holidays."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"My husband and I love these cookies! He can't stop eating them!"

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