Late Christmas cookies, finally they are here. These rich cinnamon and vanilla cookies are great for the holidays or anytime you want a tasty cinnamon treat. They are so delicious, and have the best texture. They are so fast to put together too!


 These cookies are always a hit when I make them at home. Two days and they are all gone. You can yield about 50 medium cookies.






Yield– more than 50 cookies


  • 200g (7/8 cup) butter
  • 115g ( 1/2 cup  ) sugar
  • 1 egg ( separated)
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 400g (3 1/3 cups) flour + some for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 150c/302F and cover the backing tray with parchment paper or cooking spray
  2. Now we are going to start by mixing the butter and the sugar in a big bowl.
  3.  in another bowl beat the eggs with the vanilla, lemon zest, pinch of salt and baking powder mix well
  4. separate the mixture in half using another bowl
  5. mix half of the flour( 200g or 1 2/3 cups)with the first half of the butter mixture and when mixed well and becomes a dough roll with a film and put in the fridge for 30minutes
  6. for the remaining second half of the butter mixture put in the cinnamon mix well and gradually add the rest of the flour. when mixed thoroughly roll with a film and put in the fridge for half an hour
  7. when the dough run its course,take out the first half and roll it out 1/2 an inch thick on the counter with a little bit of flour.
  8. cut the dough with the cookie cutter with the shape of your desire and spread on the cooking tray and cook for 25 minutes
  9. do the same operation for the second dough
  10. when done leave 10 minutes to cool and ENJOY.

Author: myspicypasta

I'm Hirut, originally from Ethiopia and now living in Italy. I'm a happily married, a mother of one and professional assistant cook.


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