On the spur of the moment (like six o’clock at night) I decided I needed to bake something sweet. Something with cinnamon and brown sugar kind of sweet. While a lot of ideas came to mind, many would take far more time and energy than I wanted to expend so I came up with the perfect solution – cinnamon cookies rolled in brown sugar – yes! score! win!
These cookies are quite popular in our home right now, and I’m sure if you make a batch, they will be just as popular in yours as well.
Cinnamon Cookies Rolled in Brown Sugar (Recipe adapted from themondaybox.com)
1/2 c. vegetable shortening
1/2 c. margarine
1 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. brown sugar (set aside)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream shortening, margarine, egg, and granulated sugar together. Add baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix in flour one cup at a time until thoroughly combined. Roll dough into 1” balls – here is a tip, if you want fat cookies roll 2” balls, roll each ball in brown sugar, place on prepared baking sheet, and press dough down with a fork leaving crisscross marks on the top of each cookie. For 1” balls, bake about 8 minutes, or just until the cookies start to turn a light golden color. If baking 2” balls, bake about 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool slightly before moving them. Makes about 2 dozen cookies if rolling dough into 1” balls and makes about 1 dozen cookies if rolling dough into into 2”balls.
Have you tried any new cookie recipes lately? If so, let’s hear about them!