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Easy Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies

These cookies are sure to please everyone in the house.

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  • Yield: Makes 48

Source: Everyday Food, September 2004

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened but still slightly firm
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar, plus 1/4 cup for topping
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. With an electric mixer, cream butter and 1 2/3 cups sugar until light, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat, scraping bowl as needed, until dough comes together when squeezed (it will appear dry).

  2. Make the topping: In a small bowl, mix together remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.

  3. Shape dough. Scoop 48 level tablespoons. Squeeze each tightly with fist; roll into balls. Roll balls in topping to coat evenly. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets; flatten with bottom of a glass. Sprinkle tops with remaining topping (there may be excess).

  4. Bake, one sheet at a time, until tops are puffed and crackly, and bottoms are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on sheets; transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes

These cookies will keep for up to three days in an airtight container at room temperature; include a few marshmallows to help the cookies stay moist.

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