This is my favorite cookie recipe. If you want to add frosting, I wrote a recipe for that too.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together 1 cup butter and white sugar. Beat in the egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine together the sifted flour, salt and ground cinnamon and stir into butter mixture.

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  • Cover and chill dough for 3 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Lightly flour a rolling pin. Roll out dough on lightly floured wax paper and cut with cookie cutter. As dough warms it becomes unworkable. Return to refrigerator as needed. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.

  • To Make Icing: Sift confectioners' sugar into mixing bowl. Add vanilla, salt, and butter. Add milk one tablespoon at a time while beating until spreadable consistency. Continue beating on medium for 10 minutes. Ice cookies.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 20.9g 7% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 25.5mg 9% DV; sodium 97.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
People cry of happiness when I make these cookies. Add a little bit more sugar and cut the frosting ingredients in half and you will have delicious cinnamon shortbread cookies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2006
I wasn't impressed. The cookies were kind of hard after baking. I don't mean crisp either. I won't make again. Read More
(13)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2006
I wasn't impressed. The cookies were kind of hard after baking. I don't mean crisp either. I won't make again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
People cry of happiness when I make these cookies. Add a little bit more sugar and cut the frosting ingredients in half and you will have delicious cinnamon shortbread cookies. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2004
I LOVED these cookies. They go good with the brown sugar frosting (http://cookie.allrecipes.com/AZ/BrwnSgrFrst.asp). Just dip them in the frosting and wha-la! YUMMY COOKIES.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2003
These cookies are excellent! I was looking for a butter cookie recipe but decided to try these instead. So glad I did! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2005
Wonderful light cinnamon flavor and easy to make. A nice addition to my spiced cookie holiday platter. Great as a tea cookie or frosted. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2009
one word... YUMMY!! I thought the dough was so nice to work with. I took out pieces of dough from the fridge to cut cookies with and when I ran out I grabbed more as I went along..... MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM....... lovely Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2004
I thought that these cookies provided a nice variation from the standard butter cookie. The delicate cinnamon flavor makes them a very festive holiday cookie. The dough was reasonably easy to work with though it did soften up before I could finish the half batch I made and I had to briefly return it to the refrigerator before continuing. After rolling them out I cut them with a small star cookie cutter. I did not make the frosting with it so I'm not sure how that would have turned out. All in all very good and will make again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2005
I did not like these cookies. They're ok while eating them but I found them to leave an unpleasant cinnamon-salty aftertaste. However it could just be me. My husband liked them so he took the remainder of the batch to work with him: 2 of his coworkers loved them so much they have asked for the recipe. My sister also declared them to be "yummy". I definately recommend frosting them as the cookies themselves are not too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/12/2003
I sorry they were not good. I must have done something wrong! Read More
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