Cinnamon Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

Soft and Chewy Cinnamon Cookies

Argh!  It’s June already!  Holy smokes!  How did that happen?!?!  June means a lot of things in our house: the end of a school year, summer vacation, The Secret Recipe Club, of course, and the official countdown to when we leave on our big trip.  That’s the big one for us.  We’ve been planning and raising money for over a year for to go down to Peru for 6 weeks to volunteer in one of the many orphanages.  I can’t even tell you how excited my kids and I are!  If you want to read more about our upcoming adventure, you can do so HERE

Leaving also means no more Secret Recipe Club for me for awhile.   I’m hoping that I’ll be back in the swing of everything by September, but we’ll see.  So…. for my last SRC post for awhile, I bring you cookies.

Soft and Chewy Cinnamon Cookies

This month my blog assignment was Colie’s Kitchen.  Nicole is the editor of this fantastic blog which she says “isn’t necessarily a recipe blog, but a blog based on the views from my side of the world, or my side of the table so to speak.”  Her recipes, though?  Amazing!  You know me, I always go right to the dessert tab on someone’s blog, but for some reason, Nicole’s Appetizer section caught my eye.  Man, oh, man!  There were about a dozen recipes I wanted to make badly, like her Fried Cheese post, her Easy Fried Ravioli post and her Golden Fried Mushrooms post.  Huh, they’re all fried, go figure.  (YUM!) 

But, as much as I wanted to make these delicious recipes, I knew they weren’t something I could take to school to sell to my co-workers.  (I’ve been taking cookies to work to sell to my co-workers to all year.  Great fundraiser!  Especially since right now it’s the end of the year and everyone is stressed and they want cookies!  Badly!)  Anyways, so I looked through Nicole’s dessert section (more drool) and chose her Cinnamon Cookies to make.  Snickerdoodles are my son’s favorite so I was hoping these were pretty close to those.  Even better!  These cookies have cinnamon in the cookie too, not just on the outside.  Needless to say, these were a huge success at work. 

Soft and Chewy Cinnamon Cookies

Thank you, Nicole, for this delicious cookie!

Cinnamon Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Additional cinnamon and sugar to coat


  1. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add to butter mixture and blend well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Shape dough into balls, about an inch in diameter.
  6. Cover with cinnamon and sugar.
  7. Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until the edges are slightly browned.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.

Soft and Chewy Cinnamon Cookies

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  1. Assuming I wouldn’t eat all the batter, I know I’d eat them all as soon as they popped out the oven. They look fantastic.

  2. Those look yummy, when the weather gets a little cooler, I’ll have to turn the oven on and make some.

  3. Nicole says:

    Wahoo I hope your co-workers liked them. I love making these during the holidays!! Thanks for coming in my kitchen this month -Nicole

  4. These look fantastic! Have a great time in Peru and see you in September 🙂

  5. These look delicious! I bet these would be perfect for the holidays. 😀

  6. Wishing you and your family a fantastic adventure! May it be safe and full of happy, happy memories!!
    LOVE your SRC pick – I always go to the recipes for sweets too! 🙂

  7. Yum. I bet those smelled as good as they look! Have a wonderful time in Peru. I also need to say that I love your Bunnykins plate!!

  8. These cookies sound SO good! What a delicious SRC choice.

  9. I love Snickerdoodles, and I love the idea of cookies that are even better! I will need to try these soon.

  10. Oh my!!! These cookies look scrumptious Erin. I have got to try them out.

  11. I love cinnamon – I bet these are fantastic!

  12. I am a sucker for anything at all with cinnamon!

  13. These cookies look like classics and so delicious I had to keep reminding myself that it’s 90+ degrees outside and that turning on the oven would not be smart right now. But what really hit me about your post was the reference to your trip. I headed over to your post about it and can only say that I’m in awe. Hope you come back with lots of stories and photos to share with us. Bon voyage (or the Spanish equivalent)

    • Thank you so much! We’re so excited! I’ll definitely write a post (or 10) about all of our adventures.

  14. Kimberly says:

    Your ingredient list says baking powder and the directions say baking soda. Which is it?

    • Sorry about that. It was correct in the ingredients list, it’s baking powder. I changed it in the directions. Thanks for letting me know.