Cinnamon Cookies {Soft & Chewy}

Quick and easy cinnamon cookies recipe, requiring simple ingredients and loaded with cinnamon! They are soft and chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside.

*Thank you Reynolds for sponsoring today’s post so that I can share these cinnamon cookies with you. Asl always, all opinions are mine.*

I am adding this cinnamon cookies recipe today to my ever-growing collection of cinnamon recipes. If you like cinnamon as much as me, you need to try these Fluffy Cinnamon Pancakes and Cinnamon Muffins.

My favorite cookies to bake are always those that have been passed along the generations and these ones are highly requested during the holiday season, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Also known as cinnamon crinkle cookies.

Easy Cinnamon Cookies Recipe

Soft and chewy cinnamon cookies/Crispy cinnamon cookies

These cookies are soft and chewy on the inside but they have an amazing crispy, crackly, sugary top that just blows me away! For this perfect texture, make sure you measure your ingredients accurately and also chill the dough. Also, to get that crispy top, you must roll the cookies in the cinnamon sugar mixture. That step cannot be omitted!

Tips for cinnamon sugar cookies recipe:

  • All ingredients must be at room temperature so that they blend together smoothly.
  • Use unsalted butter to prevent the cookies from becoming too salty.
  • Make sure to chill the dough for 45 minutes- 1 hour because this makes the dough easier to handle and it also prevents too much spreading, while baking.
  • Only use all-purpose flour because I tried other flours and none of them yielded this perfect texture.
  • I don’t flatten my cookie dough balls, prior to baking, but some people prefer doing that. I think it makes a thinner cookie, which I am not too fond of.
  • Baking powder cannot be replaced with baking soda.
  • Granulated sugar cannot be replaced with powdered sugar.
  • Butter cannot be replaced with oil or margarine.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

How to make cinnamon cookies?

  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in egg, vanilla, cinnamon, flour, baking powder.
  3. Chill.
  4. Make small cookie balls.
  5. Roll them in cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake and you are done.

Cinnamon roll cookies

These cookies have all the flavors of a cinnamon roll but to give them the final touch, spread some American Buttercream Frosting or Cream Cheese Frosting, which is what’s typically used to frost cinnamon rolls. You can also make sandwich cookies

Cinnamon oatmeal cookies

Add 1/2 cup cup oats in the cookie dough mixture.

Apple cinnamon cookies

Cut 1 medium sized apple into small 1 inch pieces and mix that into the cookie dough.

Mexican cinnamon cookies

These are not the Mexican version, which are very similar to wedding cookies and have a totally different texture.

Soft and Chewy Cinnamon Cookies Recipe

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Cinnamon Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Quick and easy cinnamon cookies recipe, requiring simple ingredients and loaded with cinnamon! They are soft and chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
Yield: 40 Cookies


Cinnamon Sugar Topping


  • In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder. 
  • Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Use your hands, if necessary, to mix everything together into a cookie dough consistency.
  • Cover and chill in the fridge for about 1 hour so that it's easier to handle and don't spread while baking. 
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and roll them into balls.
  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. 
  • Roll cookie dough balls in cinnamon sugar until fully coated. 
  • Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown and edges are firm. 
  • Let the cookies cool down and enjoy! 


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 78kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 22mg, Potassium: 19mg, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 75IU, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Calories: 78
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

20 comments on “Cinnamon Cookies {Soft & Chewy}”

  1. I rolled the dough into about 1-1/4″ balls and spaced them 2 inches apart. I only got a yield of 27 versus 40 but they ended up being about 3″ diameter when done or for me a typical cookie size. I also did NOT flatten them out. By the way, I like the slider option on the yield amount to change proportions of ingredients. I started baking at 10 minutes and kept adding 2 minutes and waiting for a golden brown appearance. I ended up pulling them at 20 minutes total. Probably overbaked a little as they weren’t as chewy as I expected but still soft. A keeper recipe. Will pull them a little sooner next time and not go by the color. Thanks for sharing.5 stars

  2. My 11 year old daughter made these cookies and she said that this is definitely a recipe that she’s going to make many more times. She also said “These are the BEST cinnamon cookies EVER!”. They taste like bakery style cookies! Thank you for creating this pin, it is absolutely wonderful!5 stars

  3. These taste delicious thank you for the recipe and it didn’t have to many ingredients so my kids were able to help without driving me completely insane ❤️5 stars

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