I spent yesterday, a rainy Saturday, with two of my sisters baking a boatload of Christmas cookies. We came prepared with our dough ready to be baked. Even with that timesaver we baked from 9am to 5pm. I have a newfound respect for professional bakers!! My neck and back were sore and by the time I arrived home I was ready to call it a day. But it was worth it because my baking is pretty much done. And I’d spent a fun day with my sisters. And Abby the wonder dog 🙂
The cookie I made was a new-to-me recipe. I’d intended to make shortbread cookies but found I was missing an ingredient so I went to my Betty Crocker’s Cookie Book and found a recipe I thought would work. Again, I was missing a key ingredient (I knew I had flaked coconut in the pantry but when I pulled the package from the very back of the shelf I found it had expired in 2007 – yikes!). So I altered the recipe and substituted 1 tsp. cinnamon for the coconut and ended up with a very thin, buttery cinnamon sugar cookie. It earned a thumbs up from the tasters.
Here’s the original recipe:
No-Roll Coconut-Sugar Cookies
2 cups sugar
2 cups butter or margarine, softened (I used butter)
1 cup flaked coconut (I substituted 1 tsp. cinnamon but you could use a little more)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350 (F). Beat 2 cups sugar, the butter, coconut (if using) and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, (cinnamon if you’re using it) and salt.
Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press bottom of glass into dough to grease, then dip into sugar; press on shaped dough to flatten slightly.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
I sprinkled a little red sugar on after baking
Yields: about 8 dozen cookies
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16 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking – Cinnamon Sugar Cookies”
It sounds like you had a lovely day with your sisters, and I agree baking all day is very hard work.
I love no-roll cookies! So this automatically a win. How lucky you are to have spent a long day with your sisters. Great holiday tradition.
That sounds yummy! Since I’m not a coconut fan, I love your substitution!
Nothing worse than getting all psyched up to start baking and finding one of the ingredients was from the previous century! Yeah, that happened to me a few years ago… prompted a thorough cleaning out of a few cabinet shelves to see what else was hiding back there. Your cookies look wonderful btw. And now I will check ingredients before I begin my baking.
So yummy and so much fun to do with a sister or two. I’m glad that you’re able to share this with them and with us!
spice cookies are one of my favourites.
Mmmmm, cookies are the best part of the holidays! Love cinnamon and coconut. Looks like I’ll have to make this recipe twice :). Love Abby the wonder dog too :). Wonderful tradition.
Sounds like you had a lot of fun and a very productive day!
I bet they smelled delicious when they were baking. Wish I had a few…and some cold milk!
That happens to me all the time but your cookies look yum. Love the pic of Abby eyeing off the goodies lol.
Delicious looking and timely!
Those cookies look and sound so good! Love the photos.
I think you did a great job improvising!! I’m appalled at the dates on some of my stuff when I grab it to make something. I swear I just bought it a few weeks ago and then that glaring date screams out at me and once again confirms that I am a loser at baking!! 😀 These cookies look great and what self-control Abby has!!
Yum!!! I love the idea of the coconut in these. Can’t go wrong with Betty Crocker!
These sound great. See, sometimes things work out well even when we don’t expect them to. LOL
It’s stories like this that have always made me want a sister!
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