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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
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
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar
- 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.
- 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.
- Form the dough into balls (about 1-2 tablespoons in size) and place on a plate. The dough will be soft but manageable.
- Chill the cookie dough for anywhere between three hours and overnight.
- 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.
- In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Roll each cookie dough ball in the mixture and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies for 8 minutes exactly. Do not overbake them. They will be pale, but done.
- Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.