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About this recipe: Lovely, crispy and spicy cinnamon and sugar cookies. These always go down over winter, and especially at Christmas.

Jenowuk Oxfordshire, England, UK

Serves: 24 

  • 240g butter, melted
  • 180g light brown soft sugar
  • 100g caster sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 300g plain flour

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2min cooling  ›  Ready in:27min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. Melt the butter, and add the sugars. Beat the egg well, then stir into the mixture.
  3. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix well. Add flour in increments, mixing after each addition.
  4. Mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon (don't stint here!) with some extra sugar. Form the dough into small balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on a baking tray.
  5. Bake until going golden around the edges, 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, and leave on baking tray for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool.

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Reviews (6)


My local bakery sells these, so was delighted to find a recipe (it's only open 3 days a week!). Easy recipe, delicious biscuits - my one bit of advice would be to chill the mixture in the fridge for about 15 minutes before making balls and baking, as it is easier to handle when it's a bit firmer. - 14 Jan 2015


Really easy to make and very tasty . I did take the advice from a previous review and chilled the mixture for 15 mins , made it easier to work with . Would recommend . Would be a great recipe to use if baking with children too . - 03 Mar 2016


Family favourite this recipe makes enough to fill a biscuit tin. Great for Autumn/Winter and love to bake them on the lead upto Christmas - 18 Oct 2015

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