Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cinnamon-Sugar Butter Cookies

All right, confession. These cookies are the product a midnight sweet tooth. And let me tell you, dear Reader, this recipe is PERFECT for a midnight sweet tooth. They're easy and pretty quick to make - plus, they're not super sweet. They're just a little sweetness and a lot of delicious butteriness. AND the cookie dough is delicious for eating. Do I sound like I know way too much about eating sweets at midnight? :)


3/4 pound butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
cinnamon-sugar mixture
colored sugar sprinkles (I used red, yellow, and orange for fall)


Cream together butter and sugar.
Add 1 egg, vanilla, and flour. Mix well.
Form logs on parchment paper and refrigerate until hard (about 30 minutes, usually).
Brush with egg and roll in cinnamon-sugar. Roll in colored sugar.
Slice and put on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes at 350.*

*Adjust time according to how thin the cookies are sliced. Cookies are finished when they are barely beginning to turn golden.

NOTE: Speaking of midnight sweet teeth, it's no problem to make a half batch of this recipe. Cut everything in half, except the egg - just use the whole egg.