As my readers probably know, I love baking trays and trays of cookies during the holiday season. Drop cookies are the quintessential stars of the holiday baking season, filling homes with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked treats. From classic chocolate chip to festive gingerbread, drop cookies are a beloved tradition. The simplicity of drop cookies in which spoonfuls of dough are placed on a baking sheet allows for easy baking sessions during the busy holiday season. Baking these delightful treats with my kiddos capture the essence of the holidays, creating sweet memories that linger long after the last crumb is enjoyed.
Cinnamon cookies, with their aromatic warmth, add a festive twist to holiday baking. These spiced delights evoke a sense of comfort, reminiscent of cozy gatherings and seasonal cheer. Much like in the memorable episode “How Lily Stole Christmas” from How I Met Your Mother in which Lily bakes her sinfully cinnamon cookies for Marshall, cinnamon cookies bring a touch of nostalgia and tradition to the table. The episode, like the cookies, is a reminder that the holidays are about more than just ingredients. Instead the holidays are about the people and the cherished moments that spice up our lives, creating lasting impressions and a sprinkle of sweetness. This year as I experimented with my holiday baking, I created a new cinnamon drop cookie recipe that tastes absolutely heavenly!
- 1 1/2 cups of butter
- 400 grams of white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 4 teaspoons of baking powder
- 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 560 grams of all-purpose flour
- cinnamon candies (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Soften the butter.
- Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer.
- Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture.
- Add the cinnamon, baking powder, and all-purpose flour to the mixture.
- Chill the cookie dough for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Scoop the chilled cookie dough into 1-inch balls with a cookie scoop.
- Place the unbaked cookies on a cookie sheet.
- Add an optional cinnamon candy to the center of each dough ball.
- Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until the bottoms lightly brown.
- Allow the baked cookies to cool slightly.
- Remove the baked cookies from the cookie tray.
- Store the cookies in an airtight container or freeze.
Cinnamon Drop Cookies Recipe © 2023 Heather Johnson
Cinnamon Drop Cookies © 2023 Heather Johnson