Crunchy Cookies with Butter and Cinnamon plus make your own Colored Sugar

Preparation: 30 minutes
Total Baking Time: 30 minutes
Amount: about 40 cookies

A crunchy cookie recipe, with a wonderful butter-cinnamon taste, easy to make. Good choice to to accompany your coffee, tea or a children’s party. I originally cooked them for a small gathering and they were a big hit. On an other occasion I also made them for school gifts. They didn’t make it to the second break! For each occasion, I created a completely different, simple gift packaging with the help of the Crown Thank you Tag and the Paisley Pattern Gift Tags as well as a small transparent plastic food bags 8,3X19,8 cm. More name tags and thank you tags can be found at in a variety of themes.

Make these cookies with your kids; they’re quite easy to make. They can use a hand whisker instead of the electric mixer if they don’t like the noise. Try the colored sugar as well, kids enjoy shaking the jar and watching the sugar change color. It is great fun!


200 gr all-purpose flour
120 gr unsalted butter, room temperature
70 gr sugar
90 gr brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Brown or colored sugar can be used to decorate, if desired.

Putting it all together

1. Combine the butter, both sugars, and egg in a large mixing bowl and lightly whisk to combine. 

2. Stir in the baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract. 

3. Add all of the flour at once or gradually, as desired, and mix until completely absorbed. 

4. Cover your baking tray with parchment paper, shape the dough into balls, and set them on the baking sheet at a distance since they spread. If the dough sticks to our hands, wet them slightly and form balls.

5. Press a little and, if you like, sprinkle with brown or colored sugar. If you put too much sugar, the cookies may become very sweet!

6. Bake at 180°C, for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size, or until slightly browned.

Keep them in an air tight container for about 4-5 days (they could stay longer, but that’s how long we had them) or freeze them for a few months, although they may loose their crunchiness, but not their flavor!

Make a lovely decoration to go with your cookies when they’re served. More options can be found at with a variety of templates and themes.


Make Your Own Colored Sugar

You will need:
Granulated sugar, white or brown (white sugar will give vibrant color)
Any food coloring
An empty and well cleaned small jar, one for each color you want to make

Make Colored Sugar

1. Fill, not more than 2/3 of your jar, with granulated sugar, white or brown.

2. Add a small amount of any food coloring and shake the jar to mix the color evenly. If necessary, add another color and repeat. 

3. If you used any liquid food coloring, spread the colored sugar on a tray to dry. Put it back in your jar when it’s dry, and you’re done!


I hope you liked and enjoyed this recipe as much as I did.

Please email me photos of the cookies you’ve served!

I can’t wait to see them!

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