Cinnamon Butter Cookies

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These Cinnamon Butter Cookies may seem simple, but they are far from it.  The sweet buttery flakiness paired with a subtle cinnamon kick is a delectable combination.  Its the perfect addition to any cookie swap or holiday gathering! GUEST POST by I am Baker

Cinnamon Butter Cookie Recipe #BringtheCOOKIES

Howdy all!  My name is Amanda and I blog at  I like to make really sweet and over the top desserts.  The more calories the better.

You can imagine what my New Years Resolutions are every year. 😉

Last year I created a delicious marshmallow and red velvet cookies for Katrina and they were a BIG hit in our family.  I mean big.  I was pretty certain that I would not be able to top that , so I decided to go back to basics.  This is a classes cookie with a little (yet awesome) twist!

Cinnamon Butter Cookie Recipe #BringtheCOOKIES

Thanks so much for letting me hang out here today… I adore Katrina and just know I would adore all her fabulous readers!

Cinnamon Butter Cookies

Fabulously sweet and buttery cookies with a wonderful hint of cinnamon!
Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 18 cookies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl and set aside. Beat butter and sugar in stand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Turn mixer to low and slowly add in egg and vanilla.
  • With mixer still on low, gradually beat in flour mixture until well mixed.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Flatten with a fork. (Like as would a peanut butter cookie)
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. When cookies have cooled slightly, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.

A new cookie recipe every day in December- a virtual blogger cookie swap!

This post is part of our Third Annual I’ll Bring the COOKIES Virtual Blogger Cookie Swap. Be sure to check back here every day in December leading up to Christmas where some of the best bloggers will be sharing their favorite cookie recipe! You can also follow along Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ with the hashtag #BringtheCOOKIES. Thank you to OXO for being our exclusive #BringtheCOOKIES sponsor.  Be sure to visit Amanda’s blog, I am Baker to enter a sweet OXO Baking Prize Pack. 

 More delicious cookie recipes from Amanda:

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches 

Red Velvet Melting Snowmen

Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

- Katrina

10 Responses to “Cinnamon Butter Cookies”

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 18, 2013 at 7:55 am

    mmmm I love the simplicity of these cookies, so the cinnamon and butter flavors can really come through!

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    hani/hanielas — December 18, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Cinnamon is one of my favorite spice and I love cinnamon cookies, These sound delicious!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    You can’t go wrong with the combination of cinnamon and butter. Sold!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — December 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Super yum, and I bet they smell amazing!

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    dirtgirl — December 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Many thanks for all these wonderful cookie recipes, it’s great to now have such a huge selection of easy, achievable cookies. This are on my ‘must bake’ list.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — December 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Love cinnamon and these cookies must be so delicious!! Thank you for sharing delicious cookie recipe, Amanda! The blue stand is so pretty too! 🙂

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — December 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Classics are classic for a reason and your cookies look divine, Amanda! Buttery sugar cookies with hints of spice are always a hit of holiday cookie trays. Thanks for sharing your recipe and thank you, Katrina, for hosting I am Baker! xo

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I wish I had a couple of these right now! They look way better than the rolos I just devoured

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — December 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I love cinnamon cookies! These sound wonderful!

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    Bryanna — December 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    These are fantastic. I used these beauties at my family cookie swap and they were a huge hit. I was all out of nutmeg so I substituted with ground cloves and it worked amazing. The way these cookies smelled when they were baking is the perfect aroma of Christmas. I think it’s also worth noting that this recipe doubles wonderfully!

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