Make a batch of yummy Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies, flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon and orange! Easy to make, the recipe yields about 6 dozen.
Make a batch of yummy Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies, flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon and orange! Easy to make, the recipe yields 6 dozen.

Looking for an easy-to-make recipe for cookies that are absolutely delicious? These cinnamon crinkle cookies fit the bill. They are slightly crisp, and have wonderful cinnamon (and citrus!) flavor. I found the recipe in one of my old cookbooks, and wanted to share it with you today.

If you make the recipe as written, it will yield about 6 dozen yummy cookies (which also freeze well). They are a cinch to make, so there is no special talent needed to make these treats. Here’s how to make them:

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Make The Cookie Dough

First- preheat your oven to 350°F. While the oven preheats, cream butter, vegetable shortening, granulated and brown sugars together in a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer. Continue beating until the mixture becomes light and fluffy in texture (a couple minutes). Add an egg, vanilla and almond extracts, then continue beating the batter until they are fully incorporated.

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and finely grated lemon and orange peel until combined. Add the flour mixture, a little at a time, to the creamy batter mixture, beating with each addition. The batter for the cinnamon crinkle cookies is done when fully combined.

An egg, plus vanilla and almond extracts are added to the cookie batter.Dry ingredients, plus orange and lemon zest are combined in a separate large bowl.

Making The Cookie Dough Balls

Form the dough into 1″ balls, by rolling the firm dough between the palms of your hands. You should have enough dough to make approximately 72 cookie dough balls. As you form them, place the dough balls onto wax paper, until all the cookies have been formed.

Place granulated sugar into a small bowl. I typically use about 1/3 cup, but you may require more or less, depending on the size of the finished cookie dough balls. Place 2-3 dough balls at a time into the sugar, and roll them around to coat the entire surface with sugar.

Dough for the cinnamon crinkle cookies is thick and ready to shape into balls of dough.Dough balls are coated in granulated sugar before baking.

Bake The Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies

Place the sugar-coated cinnamon crinkle cookies about 2″ apart from each other onto ungreased baking sheets. As you can see, I used my old ratty baking sheets for this photo shoot, so here they are in all their glory. HA HA! They show the evidence of a LOT of wear and tear over many years, but are still getting the job done. Kind of like me!

Bake the cinnamon crinkle cookies in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and set on top. Mine are usually done in about 12 minutes, but because oven temps can vary greatly, be sure to check on them at the 10 minute mark. The tops should also be crinkled (or crackled) on top when done.

Sugar-coated dough balls are placed on baking sheets 2" apart.Cinnamon crinkle cookies on baking sheet, right out of the oven.

Transfer the cinnamon crinkle cookies to a wire rack, and allow them to come to room temperature before serving. They taste BEST at room temp, after they’ve had time to crisp up! Wrap any extras in an air-tight container for storage in the pantry OR in the freezer.

Since this recipe makes so many cookies, I freeze at least half of them to serve another time after thawing. They also make a yummy, thoughtful food gift for friends, neighbors, or co-workers!

All of the cinnamon crinkle cookies, cooling on wire racks after baking.

The Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies Are Ready To EAT!

Cinnamon crinkle cookies are best served at room temperature, because they crisp up as they cool. Pile a bunch of them onto a plate, and watch just how fast they are devoured. They’re REALLY tasty, and I just know you will love ’em!.

A pile of the cinnamon crinkle cookies on a plate, ready to enjoy!

I really believe you (and those you love) are going to enjoy every single bite of these delicious cookies! They freeze well, too, so you can put some aside to enjoy at a later date. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will come back again soon. Have a great day, and may God bless you in all you do.

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Original Recipe Source: The cookbook called “Taste of Home Complete Guide To Baking”, page 43, published in 2004 by Reiman Media Group, Inc.

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Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Make a batch of yummy Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies, flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon and orange! Easy to make, the recipe yields 6 dozen.

Category: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon crinkle cookies
Servings: 72 (approx. 6 dozen)
Calories Per Serving: 58 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup granulated sugar to cover dough balls
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. While oven preheats, cream butter, vegetable shortening, granulated and brown sugars together in large mixing bowl, using electric mixer. Continue beating until it becomes light and fluffy in texture (2-3 minutes). Add egg, vanilla and almond extracts; continue beating until fully incorporated.

  2. In separate bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, lemon and orange peel until combined. Add this, a little at a time, to the creamy butter mixture, beating with each addition, until fully combined.

  3. Form dough into 1" balls, by rolling dough between the palms of your hands, to make approx. 72 dough balls. Place dough balls on wax paper, until all are done.

  4. Place sugar into small bowl (you may need a little more or a little less). Place 2-3 dough balls at a time into sugar; roll them around to coat surface with sugar.

  5. Place dough balls 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Because oven temps vary, check them at the 10 minute mark. Cookies should be crinkled (or crackled) on top when done. Transfer cookies to wire rack; let come to room temp. before serving. Store extras in an air-tight container in pantry OR in freezer. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 44IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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