Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

School has begun, so the cookies are in the jar. Or in the office. As long as there are cookies, I’m happy!

These might look similar to snickerdoodles, but they’re not. Do you know why? Because I’m not that fond of snickerdoodles. They often have a crunchier texture and aftertaste that I just do not enjoy.

Cinnamon, though, is the best. So these soft-baked sugar cookies are rolled in cinnamon sugar and baked to happy perfection. These are the way to get your school snack munchies on!

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

If you know anything about wearing high heels for a day, you also know that it’s always a stupid decision. They make everything hurt as you get older, from your feet right up to your back and beyond.

Men never understand why women subject themselves to this torture. Men also never have their calves up for inspection in form-fitting dresses. High heels might hurt like the dickens, but they also make you look darn good.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Of course, I wore heels on the first day of school all day. Oh, the pain. The horrible pain. Remind me in a year never to do that again. I’ll have to atone all winter by wearing Uggs every single day.

Yesterday as I was hobbling around, I took a few minutes to put out a plate of these cinnamon sugar cookies for the teachers. I wanted us to sit down at lunch and share first day trauma stories. It’s always much easier to share trauma over cookies.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

I’m not sure if anyone had a story like that (yay for good first days!), but we chatted about our lives. Who was getting married, who had a baby, who had a kid starting kindergarten, all of that. You know, real life stuff. It felt good to take a cookie break with everyone.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

These cookies are so inviting and comforting. They’re super soft, and their buttery sugary goodness is unbounded. You’ll be very popular if you bake these!

Whether or not you choose to suffer with high heels in life, there’s always a cookie out there to comfort you. That, above all, is sweetly reassuring!


Cinnamon Sugar Cookies


1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Cinnamon Sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter. Add the sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg and vanilla, beating until smooth.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cream of tartar. Slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing until the dough is smooth.
  3. Form the dough into balls (about 1-2 tablespoons in size) and place on a plate. The dough will be soft but manageable.
  4. Chill the cookie dough for anywhere between three hours and overnight.
  5. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350. Line two cookie sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Roll each cookie dough ball in the mixture and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake cookies for 8 minutes exactly. Do not overbake them. They will be pale, but done.
  8. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss

    Real-life cookie breaks are the best. I love getting together with friends (or family!) and catching up face to face. It’s really refreshing (I say this as I type from behind a screen, ha!) All of my teacher friends are going back on Tuesday with the kids. There are always mixed reviews on the first days. Hopefully it turns out to be a nice year!!
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    1. Mir

      Catching up face to face is so much better than texting or the phone. I could not agree more!

  2. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Hahahah! Trauma bonding over cookies?! Best idea ever! BUT I’m so glad none of the teachers had horror stories to share! Yay to a fabulous first day of school! And BOOOOO to heals! Gah. NOT JEALOUS. šŸ˜‰ You should definitely stick to Uggs. I’ll be sure to remind you next year! Anyways, I happen to love snickerdoodles, but I also happen to love love love sugar cookies! So stealing the cinnamon from the former and adding it to the latter is GENIUS! These look absolutely perfect, Mir!! Good thing I wasn’t at that lunch chat, I would have eaten ALL the cookies! Cheers, girl!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks for reminding me. I never want to wear heels all day again! Stupid. Decision. šŸ™‚

  3. mira

    Love the combination, these look so delicious! Hope you have a nice school year Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! Your year coming up is pretty exciting, too!

  4. Cakespy

    I’m with you: As long as there are cookies, I’m happy. These look like fine specimens of cookie-hood. The texture looks perfect!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jessie! As long as there are cookies, all is right with the world. So true!

  5. David @ Spiced

    Well, I can’t say I’ve ever worn high heels, but I would gladly sit down and eat a cookie or two with you, Mir! Heck, just pass me the whole darned plate! I love me a good Snickerdoodle (bonus points if it’s a chewy version), so I think I would be all about these cookies…even though they aren’t actually Snickerdoodles. šŸ™‚ Glad you made it through that first day alive…bring on the Crocs!
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    1. Mir

      The Crocs are SO happening, David. And no snickerdoodles here! šŸ˜‰


    When I worked in a school I too wore (and most of the time suffered through) high heels. But I do love them! And I must say – sometimes miss them! Guess that means I need to be going out more often so I can shine up every now and again! I’d love to chat with new friends over these cookies! Great idea, my friend!! recently posted…Grilled Corn on the Cob with Spicy Lime Seasoned SaltMy Profile

    1. Mir

      They are beautiful, but they hurt. So yeah…tough to decide whether to get rid of them or just stare at them longingly in my closet!

  7. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Happy back to school, Mir – as far as I am concerned, you teachers are true heroes and deserve ALL THE COOKIES. I hope you have a wonderful school year…and this one is definitely going on my must-make Cookie List. I feel the same way you do about cinnamon. šŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Kate! We definitely can eat all the cookies, so that’s a start!

  8. GiGi Eats

    SIGN THIS GIRL UPPPPPPPP! I want 2 dozen! šŸ˜‰

    1. Mir

      Ha! Thanks, GiGi!

  9. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    I’m with you on the cookies and heels! As long as there are cookies, Iā€™m happy! and yeah, I do still wear heels every now and then but it’s rare and when I do, can’t wear them for long. It’s a shame though because I do LOVE high heels! and love these cookies! Glad you had a great first day!
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    1. Mir

      Heels have started hurting my back, of all places. But I love them and don’t want to give them up!

  10. Manali@CookWithManali

    yup cinnamon is always the best! love these cookies, they look so soft šŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      They were very soft. I love that!

  11. Pat C.Wilson

    uhmmm….i can feel its smell around here xD this look delicious and would be great if we combine with a cup of tea. one question, if i add some lemon peeled, would the flavor change so much?
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  12. Sabrina Zaragoza

    I am not a big fan of sweet food, but I love getting together with my family and friends. I think this recipe will be a good choice for such occasions. Thanks for sharing, Mir.
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    1. Mir

      Then we’re opposites, since I’m a sweet food fanatic! But we can still get along. šŸ™‚

  13. Maria R. Kemp

    Very delicious recipe and amazing article this is………
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