George Strait’s Christmas Cookies song has been playing through my head since I decided to make these cookies. I don’t know what it is about cinnamon that makes my brain think about Christmas. I don’t even know that I eat very many cinnamon things or have any memories involving cinnamon and Christmas. Who knows, but these cookies just feel like the perfect addition to Christmas candy. Or on your Thanksgiving table; or because you just want to consume a whole pan. I’m the last one of those, I just it.
Are you listening to Christmas music yet? Studies show it makes you a nicer person. I just made that up, but I’m pro Christmas music because that is a memory for me. I loved when my mom would turn on Christmas music and leave it playing all day.
I am turning into one of those people who drones on about nonsense before I share a recipe, but it makes for more interesting recipes right? Probably not, I personally don’t read them often but here I am rambling on anyway.
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar. I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe. George Strait is still droning on in my head too.
Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Cookies are what we are making today and they feel like a cinnamon roll smashed into a cookie! Delicious! It’s a lot of steps, but it really doesn’t take much time so don’t be discouraged by it!
For the filling
-6 Tbs melted butter
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1 & 1/2 Tbs cinnamon
For the cookie dough
-2 sticks melted butter
-1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
-2 large eggs
-2 tsps vanilla extract
-3 1/2 cups flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-3/4 tsp salt
-1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1. For the filling cream together butter and sugar, add in cinnamon. Once combined take a silicone mat, parchment paper, wax paper, etc. and plop marble size drops on it. Keep going until all the filling is on your preferred material. Place in freezer for at least 20 minutes or in the fridge for 1 hour or until the cinnamon marbles are solid.
- 2. Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar, crack in eggs and add vanilla, combine. Add flour on top, pause before mixing into wet mixture below. Add in salt, baking powder, and cream of tartar, use a small spoon to mix gently into flour.
- 3. Combine all the ingredients, as soon as it’s combined stop stirring to get the softest cookies possible. Dump in the frozen cinnamon drops, gently fold in.
- 4.Prepare cinnamon and sugar for rolling, combine ingredients in a separate bowl.
- 5. Drop 2 inch dough balls into the cinnamon and sugar, roll until coated. Place coated dough balls onto a greased pan. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
- 6. Cookies are likely to run together, with 2 spoons push the sides in to make a traditional cookie shape within 30 to 60 seconds of removing from oven.
That’s why I eat Christmas cookies all year long.