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Cinnamon Butter Cookies

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 by in Baking | 0 comments



1 cup butter (or you can substitute ½ cup butter, ½ cup margarine)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
3 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar together. When light and fluffy add the beaten eggs and beat until well blended. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, all the nutmeg, flour and vanilla extract. Stir until mixed through. Shape into a log shape and wrap with cling film. Place in refrigerator for approximately 4 hours until chilled.

Preheat oven to 350F and grease two cookie sheets.

Unwrap the dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Cut into ¼ inch slices and place an inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and baked through. Mix the remaining teaspoon of cinnamon and a little sugar and sprinkle over the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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