Cinnamon Thins

Cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking are so basic I suspect most cooks have a similar recipe. These are good to add to a cookie plate during the holidays. Keep these on hand to serve with coffee or tea when you have company. They are quick to make and are another cookie kids like to help bake.


  • ½  cup soft butter
  • ¾  cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾  cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼  teaspoon salt
  • ½  teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼  cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Heat the oven to 350 degree F. Have a couple of cookie sheets ready.

Measure ¼ cup of sugar into a small bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix and set aside while making the cookie dough.

In a large bowl, cream ½ cup of sugar and the soft butter together until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and the vanilla, beat well.  Combine the flour with the baking powder, nutmeg and salt in another bowl.  Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix together.

Roll the cookie dough into marble size balls and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Put the coated balls of dough on a cookie sheet and flatten the balls with the flat bottom of a glass.

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  The recipe makes 7 dozen cookies.


The dough can be formed using a cookie press and the cookies sprinkled with the cinnamon sugar mixture before baking.

Omit the sugar and cinnamon and roll in colored sugar for the holidays.

Lemon flavoring with some lemon zest can be used instead of the vanilla. Roll the dough in plain sugar before baking.


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A great grandmother living in the middle of the United States. My interests include art, needlework, reading, history, politics, and cooking.
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