Easy Cinnamon Cookies (Biscuits) Recipe
Homemade cinnamon cookies that’s sweet, cinnamony and so tasty! They’re soft in the middle and slightly crispy around the edges; the perfect treat for cookie lovers.
Have you tried cinnamon cookies before? Lately I’ve been so obsessed with them!
They’re a warm and deep cookie full of cinnamon and ready to eat in just 25 minutes. The perfect cookie for autumn, Christmas and to eat all year round too. Once you bake a batch of this, I’m sure you won’t just try one! They’re a real crowd pleaser and are totally irresistible.
Get ready for your home to smell so good when making these easy cinnamon cookies (or biscuits). What I love the most is the cinnamon and sugar mixture that covers the cookie dough balls before being baked in the oven. It creates a delicate sweet layer flavoured with cinnamon that’s a tiny bit crunchy before going into a soft and fluffy centre.
The Perfect Autumn And Christmas Cookie
Whenever I think of cinnamon cookies, I always think of Christmas (though I normally start baking them from autumn).
Cinnamon is one of those spices that give of a festive Christmas scent: it’s warm, comforting and the perfect flavour for a cold winter day.
It’s the perfect homemade Christmas gift and I’m sure these cookies will put a smile on anyone’s face! They’ll make a lovely gift that you can wrap up in cellophane paper and tie with a ribbon to make it look fancy.
Watch How To Make It
Below are the few ingredients needed to make these cookies:
- Plain Flour: Flour is the base ingredient; it helps to bind all the other ingredients together.
- Baking Powder: The addition of baking powder helps the cinnamon cookies to spread out whilst baking in the oven.
- Egg: Use eggs at room temperature. I used one small egg.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is the main flavour, 1 teaspoon is added into the cookie dough, there’s also a mixture of sugar and cinnamon that each ball of dough is rolled into.
- Butter: I used stork margarine; you can also use butter.
- Sugar: I used equal amounts of caster sugar and light brown sugar for chewy cookies. If you don’t have both types of sugar, then you can use one or the other.
- Flavourings: Vanilla and a pinch of salt is added to provide even more flavour.
How To Make Cinnamon Cookies
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make easy cinnamon cookies, full recipe instructions are on the recipe card at the bottom. The steps are pretty easy:
As they’re quite soft in texture, you might call these cinnamon cookies biscuits (or maybe just in the UK).
First I preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4, 350°F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Then I add butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and cream it together until light and fluffy.
You can do this step by hand, but it’ll be a lot easier to do this with a hand mixer.
Half a teaspoon of vanilla and one egg is added to the mixing bowl, it’s then mixed together until combined.
Next I add plain flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt into the large mixing bowl and mix together until a dough has formed.
In a small mixing bowl add two tablespoons of granulated sugar and one teaspoon of cinnamon, mix together until evenly distributed.
Pinch a piece of dough and place it in the palms of your hands, roll together until it forms a ball shape. Roll it in the bowl of cinnamon and sugar until evenly covered and place on a baking tray.
Leave enough space between each ball as they will spread in the oven.
Time to bake! Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
My Top Tips
Mix the cookie batter really well ensuring all the sides and bottom of the bowl are scraped and fully incorporated into the mixture.
Make sure your egg and butter are at room temperature, this helps the ingredients to easily combine with one another. Especially when creaming the butter and sugar together.
If you’re not a fan of cinnamon (shocking!) then don’t worry, you can make these cookies without it! You can also swap cinnamon with other spices such as nutmeg and allspice.
Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon instead of one teaspoon into the cooking dough mixture if you want a mild cinnamon flavour or up to 2 teaspoons for a strong flavour. You can also omit any cinnamon in the cookie dough and just coat the dough balls in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
How To Get Even-Sized Cookies
If you want to get identical even-sized cookies, then you’ll want to use an ice cream scoop. I find it to be one of the easiest ways.
You can also measure each ball to make sure they all have the same weight, a weight between 25g to 30g will give you the average cookie sized shaped.
How To Freeze?
To freeze, scoop the cookie dough into balls and place onto a baking tray.
Place the baking tray into the freezer until they have become firm, then you can place the balls into a freezer bag or container.
To bake the cookies from frozen, add an extra 8 to 10 minutes to the cooking time on the recipe card.
How Long Do These Cinnamon Cookies Last?
Keep the cinnamon cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
More Cookie Recipes
Soft Cinnamon Cookies Recipe
- 200 g Plain Flour
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 120 g Butter
- 120 g Sugar 60g Light Brown Sugar & 60g Caster Sugar
- ½ tsp Vanilla
- Pinch Of Salt
- 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4, 350°F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla into the mixing bowl and mix together.
- Pour the plain flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into the mixing bowl and mix together until a dough is formed.
- With a spoon, scoop a walnut size of dough and place it into the palm of your hand. Roll the dough into a ball and coat it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Then place on a lined baking tray.
- Bake the cookies in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes and leave to cool for 5 minutes once baked.
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