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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies

 

    I just love sugar cookies.  I like to make them. I have been having fun decorating them.  I love to eat them too!  I wanted something a little bit warmer this time.  Something with a little more depth of flavor.  So I replaced half the sugar in my go-to sugar cookies with brown sugar and added just a bit of cinnamon.  The results were exactly what I was going for.



    These cookies are great for rolling and cutting.  If you want a strong cinnamon flavor, you will want to add more.  I just wanted enough to warm up the flavor slightly.  I think it is the perfect twist but won't upset sugar cookie purists.


Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon


  1. In a stand mixer, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. 
  2. Add eggs and flavoring mix until completely incorporated
  3. Mix in flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until just combined.
  4. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours or over night.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 F
  6. Place half the dough  onto a floured surface and roll to 1/4-1/2 inch thick.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake 6-8 minutes
  7. Cool on sheet for a couple of minutes and then move to a cooling rack.
  8. Allow to completely cool before you decorate

18 comments:

  1. What a great idea!! I love the depth brown sugar adds and of course cinnamon!! I am so going to try this!!!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I hope you love them!

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  2. yum! these look so cute and delicious! I love that they are leaf-shaped too :)

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  3. Those cookies are so pretty! I love making sugar cookies too. ;-D I love the way you changed up the recipe and added the brown sugar and cinnamon. Yum!!

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    1. Thanks Michele! It always makes me nervous messing with something I like so much to start with, but was really happy with the results!

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  4. Oh these sound so divine!!! Can't wait to give them a try! Thanks for sharing on the Home Matters Linky Party :)

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    1. Thank you! We really enjoyed them. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Wow...these sound so simple and delicious! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank, Jess! I was really happy with how they came out!

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  6. Ooh the brown sugar & cinnamon switch sounds great!! Love the Leaves! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim

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    1. Thank you! It was just to play a bit with one of my favorite recipes. Thanks for hosting and sharing!

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  7. Carlee! One of my co-workers is always pleading with me to make cookies... And wants cinnamon in them. This cookie will be a hit for sure!

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  8. Simple Delicious cookies that look beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays!!! These will work for most holidays!!

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    1. Thank you! These were great fun to make!

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  9. Pinned! Can't wait to make a batch :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! They are so good and perfect for fall!

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