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Cinnamon Cookies


A cinnamon cookie recipe, made with butter, cinnamon, egg whites, and chopped nuts or festive green and red sprinkles. Make these Christmas cookies for your family and holiday guests.


  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • red and green sprinkles or finely chopped nuts


Cream butter, 1 cup of sugar, and the egg until light. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill dough for at least 6 hours. Roll dough out to about 1/8-inch (thin) on a lightly floured surface. Cut shapes out with Christmas cookie cutters. Beat egg whites slightly and brush on cookies. Mix cinnamon with 2 tablespoons sugar; sprinkle over the cookies, along with a few sprinkles or chopped nuts.
Makes about 5 to 6 dozen cinnamon Christmas cookies.

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