Cookie Recipe

My grandmother’s recipe for cinnamon sweetness.


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1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Rolling sugar:
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add the vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing on low speed to combine.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Make the rolling sugar in a small, shallow bowl by combingin the sugar and cinnamon.
  9. Roll pieces of chilled dough between your palms to form 1-inch balls.
  10. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  11. Bake for 10–12 minutes until puffed and lightly golden brown. Cookies may crack a bit on top.
  12. Cool on a metal baking rack.



Preparation Time: 
45 minutes (including chilling time)