You can make easy cinnamon cookies with only 4 ingredients!  It’s fun to make these crunchy cookies with kids!

4 ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies

Today I want to share my easy cinnamon cookie recipe with you.  If I want to eat a delicious crunchy cookie with cinnamon flavor, this is the cookie I make: easy cinnamon shortbread cookies.  You can come up with a perfect result with only four ingredients:  flour, butter, sugar and cinnamon.

Ground Cinnamon for 4 ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies

When the cookies are in the oven, you love the smell of the cinnamon that fills your home.  You will start to count the minutes to eat.  But you should wait for 10 minutes after you take them from the oven as they continue cooking and become crunchy.

If you want to make cookies with your kids, this is the recipe.  You can have fun with them without any chaos in the kitchen.

This cookie has become one of my niece’s favorites and recently she has made it by herself.

Below you can see how she has made it!

How to Make Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies with Step by Step Pictures

First she mixes flour and sugar and then she adds ground cinnamon and mixes well.  Later she adds the butter and kneads the dough with her hands until all becomes together.  That’s all!

Steps of making Easy Cinnamon Cookies: combining the flour,sugar, cinnamon and adding the butter

When the dough becomes together and you are able to roll the dough into a ball -as my niece shows below, it is time to stop kneading.

Easy Cinnamon Cookie DoughSo just mix the sugar, flour, cinnamon and add the butter.  Your dough is ready!

Later,

There are 3 steps: rolling the dough into balls, flattening them and giving shape with a fork.

First you should roll the dough into 25 grams balls (a little bit more than 1 tablespoon). Alternatively, you can divide the dough into 22 pieces and roll them into balls as this recipe makes 22 cookies.                                                                                                                                                                                 Easy cinnamon cookies dough as a ball

Steps of making Easy Cinnamon Cookies: Rolling the dough into balls

Then in the second step you should press the balls preferably with a back of a measuring cup or flat-bottomed glass to have an even flatness.  Don’t forget to put a parchment paper on the dough so the glass or measuring cup won’t stick to the dough. You can flatten them with the palm of your hand too.

Steps of making Easy Cinnamon Cookies: Flattening the balls with a measuring cup

Steps of making Easy Cinnamon Cookies: Cookie dough balls that are flattened with a measuring cup

Finally, press the dough with a fork.   I don’t want too thick cookies so I use the fork in the third step instead of second.

Steps of making Easy Cinnamon Cookies: Making criss-cross pattern with the back of a fork

4 ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies before baking

After all these steps, your dough is ready to bake.  Bake for 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown. After 12 minutes it is better to check the oven. Later you should let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.  After cooling, they will become crunchy.

4 ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies after baking

   Finally, grab a glass of milk and enjoy your cookies! 😉

Enjoy Crunchy Easy Cinnamon Cookies with a glass of milk!

If you like shortbread cookies, you should check my other variations:
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4 ingredient easy cinnamon cookies
4 Ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
24 mins
 

These easy cinnamon cookies are crunchy and delicious with only 4 ingredients!

Course: Cookies
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: pastryandbeyond.com
Ingredients
  • 280 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)*
  • 185 g (3/4 cup and 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into cubes
  • 105 g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon**
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F(177C°). Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Put flour and sugar in a medium bowl and mix well.
  3. Add ground cinnamon and mix until combined well.
  4. Add butter to the flour mixture and knead well until the dough becomes together.
  5. Take small pieces (25grams- a little bit more than 1 tablespoon can take) of the dough and roll them into balls. Alternatively, as this recipe makes 22 cookies, you can divide the dough into 22 pieces and roll them into balls. Press the balls preferably with a flat-bottomed glass or a measuring cup to flatten them evenly or with the palm of your hand and finally give a shape with a fork.
  6. Bake for 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown.
  7. Remove the cookies from the oven and let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to completely cool. They will be crunchier as they cool.  When they are cool, store the cookies in an airtight container to keep their freshness.

Recipe Notes

*You can click here for dip and sweep method if you use cup measurements.

**You should use 1 and ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon for lightly flavored cinnamon cookies.

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

4 Ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies
4 Ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies
4 Ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies

4 Ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies

2 thoughts on “4 Ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies

  • October 29, 2017 at 4:43 am
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    I just baked and ate my first batch; they are delicious! I love pie crust, and this cookie reminds me of it. It’s a simple cookie, not too sweet, with the perfect amount of cinnamon. I can’t wait for the next batch which should be ready soon. Thank you so much for this recipe!

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    • Meymi
      October 29, 2017 at 8:52 am
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      Thank you very much for your detailed comment. I am so happy you loved them 🙂 Enjoy!

      Reply

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