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cinnamon crunch cookies

Cinnamon Crunch Sugar Cookies

Super easy cinnamon crunch sugar cookies! Made with a cinnamon crumb that is added to the dough and bakes into crunchy cinnamon bits!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, snickerdoodle
Servings: 8 cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Calories: 313kcal

Ingredients

Cinnamon Sugar Crumb

  • cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

Sugar Cookie Dough

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • tsp salt
  • cup cinnamon sugar crumb

Instructions

Making the Cinnamon Sugar Crumb

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the butter. Mix to combine.
  • In a seperate small bowl, add the butter and melt it in the microwave.
  • Pour the melted butter into the bowl of the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Line a small pan with parchment paper. Squeeze the crumb in your hands to get some large chunks of crumb and pour it on top of the parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then remove and pour into a bowl. Place in the freezer. Then make the cookie dough.

Making the Sugar Cookie Dough

  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the room temperature butter and sugar. Cream together with the paddle until combined.
  • Scrape down the bowl and add the egg and vanilla. Mix to completely combine. Scrape down the bowl again.
  • Add the bowl of dry ingredients and mix on low until combined. Remove from the mixer and add the cooled cinnamon crumb. Fold in by hand until combined.
  • Place the dough in the fridge and chill for 20 minutes.
  • Then scoop the dough onto a parchment lined tray and press some of the extra cinnamon crumb on top. Bake for 13-14 minutes, or until the edges just start to brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack before enjoying!
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Crunch Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 111
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.3g19%
Saturated Fat 7.5g47%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 48.6g16%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 27.3g30%
Protein 3.6g7%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.