Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies Recipe

Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies Recipe

The holiday episode “How Lily Stole Christmas” episode of How I Met Your Mother is one of my favorite Christmas television episodes. After watching the show a few times, I came up with a sinfully cinnamon cookies recipe, inspired by the Christmas cookies that Lily makes for Marshall.


  • Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies1 cup of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • cinnamon sugar


  1. Place the butter, milk, and egg in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Allow the butter, milk, and egg to reach room temperature.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  4. Cream together the butter, milk, egg, brown sugar, and white sugar.
  5. Combine the flour, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  7. Shape the cookie dough into 1-inch balls.
  8. Roll the cookie dough balls in the cinnamon sugar. (Use colored sugar in the cinnamon sugar for more festive cookies!)
  9. Place the sugared cookie dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Flatten the dough balls with a fork.
  11. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Immediately remove the baked cookies from the cookie sheet.
  13. Allow to cool completely.
  14. Store the sinfully cinnamon cookies in an airtight container.

Butter, Egg, and Milk Sinfully Cinnamon Cookie Dough

Rolling Out the Cookie Dough Sinfully Cinnamon Cookie Dough Balls


Baking the Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies Baked Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies

Image Credits

Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies Recipe © 2012 Heather Johnson
Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Butter, Egg, and Milk © 2012 Heather Johnson
Sinfully Cinnamon Cookie Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Rolling Out the Cookie Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Sinfully Cinnamon Cookie Dough Balls © 2012 Heather Johnson
Baking the Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Baked Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson


Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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