cinnamon christmas cookies

posted on: Wednesday, 28 November 2012

a while ago, i found the best cookie recipe ever and it's been my go to cookie recipe for almost a year now. to start getting into the christmas spirit - my parents still wont agree to getting the tree yet - i thought i'd mix it up a bit and make them more festive than normal by adding cinnamon. these cookies are so easy and quick to make, you'd think it'd be harder to make such amazing treats! (and they can be stored in tupperware boxes for up to two weeks after)

incase you can't read my (scruffy) writing;


125g of butter, softened.
100g of light brown soft sugar.
125g of caster sugar.
1 egg, lightly beaten. (but if you're using a mixer - which i'd suggest - i wouldn't worry about beating the egg before adding to the mixture)
1tsp of vanilla extract.
225g of self raising flour. (the blue packet)
1/2tsp of salt.
cinnamon to taste. 

  • preheat the oven to 180C/356F/gas mark 4.
  • cream butter and sugars. once creamed, combine in the egg and vanilla extract.

  • sift in flour & salt. add cinnamon to taste.

  • once it looks like the consistency of the above picture, roll into walnut sized balls.

  • place on ungreased baking paper equally spaced apart - to avoid mutations - and bake for 7 minutes for doughy/gooey cookies or 10 minutes for harder cookies. depending on the size you want your cookies, you could end up putting in a second batch (like i did).
  • take out and leave them to harden for a minute on the baking tray before transferring them to a cooling rack. 

  • once they're cool - get creative!

i'd love to see your finished cookies if you try them, or if you've got any christmas recipes, you can leave a link to them in the comments.


*this is a repost from my old blog.


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