Soft Cinnamon Cookies

These cinnamon cookies are soft in the middle and crispy at the edges. Cinnamon and vanilla make a good combination. You’ll love these delicious and easy to make cinnamon cookies. No mixer needed!
Course Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 17 cookies
Calories 182 kcal


  • 280 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon**
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 170 g (3/4 cup) butter
  • 200 g (1 cup minus 2 teaspoons) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is halfway melted. Take it from the heat and stir until it is all melted. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place the sugar in a big bowl and add the melted butter. Stir with a whisk for 10-15 seconds until combined.
  4. Add in the egg and whisk for 10 seconds or until combined. Add the vanilla and stir.
  5. Finally add the flour mixture in 4 batches and mix until totally incorparated. You can use your spatula in the last batch to mix easily.
  6. Cover the bowl with a plastic film and keep the mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes or until the dough becomes firm. ( Alternatively, you can bake them immediately, they won't spread too much but they wouldn't be as thick as the ones that you keep on the fridge.) The more you keep the dough in the fridge, the more deep flavors come out. At the same time preheat the oven to 325°F(165C°). Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  7. Remove the dough from the fridge and make 40 gram balls. You can divide the mixture into 17 equal pieces as the dough makes 17 cookies.
  8. Bake for 9 minutes until the cookies just slightly set. The cookies will be too soft to handle. Remove the cookies from the oven. Using a spoon, press the cookies to give their shapes. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes or until the cookies are firm enough.

Recipe Notes

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

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