Cinnamon is a savory spice that is perfect in these Cinnamon Christmas Cookies. The aromatic and hearty spice makes these sweet and buttery cookies a must-make confection. What better way to show up to a family event than to bring some rich and beautiful cookies to share? These cookies are topped with a light and sweet icing that is perfect to make different colors by adding your favorite food coloring. Happy baking!


  • 250 grams softened butter
  • 250 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 500 grams flour
  • 1 egg white
  • confectioner's sugar
  • food coloring (different, powders)


  1. In a bowl, beat butter with sugar and vanilla sugar to a pale cream.
  2. Add eggs, and mix until smooth.
  3. Add cinnamon, mix.
  4. Stir in the flour, then knead by hand to form big ball of dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F.
  6. Roll out the dough and cut out small cookies with a cookie cutter. Arrange on a silicon mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. For the icing, beat an egg white with some confectioner's sugar (add the amount of icing sugar depending on desired consistency).
  9. Add food coloring powder to icing as desired, then decorate the cookies.
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