Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Yield

    2 dozen

Appears in

Stars Desserts

By Emily Luchetti

Published 1993

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Slightly underbaking these cookies will result in a soft, chewy texture, while leaving them in the oven for the full amount of time will make them crisp.


  • 4 ounces (1 stick) soft sweet butter
  • ¾ cup plus tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1⅓ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the butter and ¾ cup of the sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. With the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until smooth. Stir together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture.

Mix together the remaining tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in the sugar mixture. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put the cookies several inches apart on the pan.

Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Allow them to cool for 5 to 10 minutes and then remove them from the baking sheet.