Cinnamon Spice Butter Cookies Recipe

Best Ever Cinnamon Spice Butter Cookies

Sugar 'n spice and everything nice. Bake these crisp cut-out cookies flavored with the sweet scent of cinnamon ahead of time and freeze them until they are needed.

60 min.prep time 9:25total time
3 dozen cookies
2 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Glaze

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Food color, if desired
Decorator candies, sugars, etc., if desired

Directions

Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add orange juice and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder and cinnamon; beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Divide dough in thirds. Shape each third into a ball. Wrap in plastic food wrap; flatten to 1/2 inch. Refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours).

Heat oven to 400°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, water, 1 tablespoon butter, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

Glaze cooled cookies. Add decorator candies, if desired. Let stand until hardened (6 hours or overnight)..

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 130

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 20g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11568©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I have baked these cookies in cutout shapes for Christmas and Easter for the last five or more years. My family loves the flavor that the addition of cinnamon brings ...they smell heavenly while baking and taste absolutely delicious! I do frost them with the frosting recipe for the best butter cookies & decorate them with colored sugars,decorator icing and sprinkles for the season.
I have made this recipe a few times with much success. I DO
make the following modifications: omit the OJ - use milk,
reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup and lowered the cinnamon. It
is even good without the cinnamon. When I roll out the
dough, i like to use icing sugar instead of flour. It does not
get tough with re-rolling like some recipes do. I always get
great reviews with the recipe. Thanks.

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