Cinnamon Cabins
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Cinnamon Cabins

Use frosting to decorate the roof with snow. Add a door, window or holiday wreath with additional tinted frosting.

30 cabin
45 min
03 hrs 25 min



3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cardamom


2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cardamom

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons milk


White nonpareils

Red and/or green food color , if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 3/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half. Cover with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Divide each half of dough into 15 portions. Work with 5 portions at a time, keeping remaining dough refrigerated. Roll out each portion on unfloured surface into 7 1/2-inch long rope. Cut each rope into 5 (1 1/2-inch) logs.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 3 logs horizontally onto ungreased cookie sheet to form cabin; press logs together slightly. Place remaining 2 logs in an inverted V-shape above cabin to form roof; press together slightly. Repeat with remaining 7 1/2-inch ropes. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine all frosting ingredients except milkin bowl; add enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Frost or pipe cabin roofs; sprinkle with nonpareils. Tint remaining frosting; decorate as desired.


5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
18Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  November 13, 2010

How long do these keep.?? Can I bake now for Christmas to age flavors or better to cook week before holidays, because of butter?middle of November now......

— says cathy w.
  November 06, 2010

Loved this recipe. Was really cute on platter.

— says Joan R.
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