Cinnamon Cookies

These Cinnamon Cookies are deliciously soft with a lovely drizzle. They are tasty at any time of year but especially perfect for Christmas when they would also make a great gift. 

Perfecting Cinnamon Cookies 

Some recipes work out first time and others take a bit of tweaking before they make it to the blog. These Cinnamon Cookies took three attempts before I was completely happy with them. They had a lovely taste from the start, but needed some tweaks to get them looking how I wanted them to. I had various taste testers but their reactions to my final batch cemented the fact that the recipe was ready to share! 

A comforting and cosy cookie 

Cinnamon is such a delicious and comforting spice often associated with Winter, and especially Christmas. Not only does the taste evoke cosy feelings, but the smell does too. The smell of these cookies while they are baking is so delicious you won’t want to wait for them to cool before tucking in! 

These are the perfect Christmas cookie! The smell and taste screams Christmas but they would also make a lovely gift. Homemade Christmas presents have become more popular in recent years. A bag of these Cinnamon Cookies would make a lovely thoughtful gift. 

Cinnamon Cookie making tips 

When baking the cookies, they will look quite pale when they come out of the oven. Don’t be tempted to cook them for longer than ten minutes thinking they’re not baked. One of the best things about these cookies are the delicious softness of them so you don’t want to over bake them! Remember that the cookies will also firm up slightly as they cool too.

You can go as fancy or rustic as you like for the drizzle. I spooned the drizzle into a piping bag and snipped off the tip to get a small hole and then piped it across each cookie. If you don’t want to do this, you can easily use a spoon and either drizzle it across the cookies or spread a small amount across the top. You will get a more rustic look with a spoon but I think that is quite nice with home baking. 

I think the best way of getting even sized cookies is to use a small ice cream scoop. I have an ice cream scoop for every occasion. It is definitely the easiest way of scooping out cookies or cupcake batter. My smallest scoop gave me balls of cookie dough that weighed approximately 25g. If you don’t have a small ice cream scoop, then a tablespoon measuring spoon should work quite well. 

5 from 9 votes

Cinnamon Cookies

These Cinnamon Cookies are deliciously soft with a lovely drizzle. They are tasty at any time of year but especially perfect for Christmas when they would also make a great gift. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies, Cinnamon
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 22
Calories 113 kcal
Author Curly


For the cookies

  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 125 g margarine
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the drizzle

  • 100 g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tsp semi-skimmed milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan assisted, 200°C non fan) and line two baking trays with silicone liners or parchment paper

  2. Add the margarine and sugar to your mixer or a large bowl and beat until pale and fluffy

  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix again

  4. Add in the flour and ground cinnamon and mix until just combined

  5. Spoon balls of cookie dough onto the lined tins leaving enough space for the cookies to spread slightly when baking

  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until lightly golden

  7. Leave to cook for a few minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack and leaving to cool completely

  8. Once the cookies have cooled, make the drizzle. Add the icing sugar, milk and ground cinnamon to a bowl and stir until any lumps have gone

  9. Drizzle over the cookies either by spooning into a piping bag and cutting a small hole in the end or with a spoon for a more rustic look

Recipe Notes

Keep in an air tight container for 3-4 days. 

Nutritional information is given as a guide only.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 214IU4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 thoughts on “Cinnamon Cookies

  1. Michelle Rolfe

    Cat these look so tempting! In fact I think you have just changed my mind about what I want to serve as a petit four for our next Supperclub! I love anything to do with cinnamon and I think the lightness of these will work a treat. And just to offer up my services the next time a batch doesn’t work!:-) Cheers, Michelle

    1. Curly Post author

      Oh wow, thank you! Haha my sister and husband’s colleagues were very happy to be taste testers. I think they’re sad now I’ve perfected them because I won’t make them for them again for a little while!

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  3. Matt

    I have made these three times already! Slightly tweaked the cinnamon a bit and put a dash of nutmeg in as well – but the base recipe is great 🙂

    1. Curly Post author

      Oh wow! So pleased you like them. Oh yes please tweak as I know some people like a bit less and some would like a bit more.


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