13 April 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

I don't know about you guys, but I slept great! I had the whole bed to myself because John is out of town on business. I sure do miss that guy, but I'm certainly not complaining about the rejuvinating effects of spending one night free of sheet-stealing and the occasional snore.

Rolling cookies.

He went on a kamikaze trip to NYC! And kind of wish I could have gone along for the ride.

Monday night, the night before he left, John had 2 (two!) desserts. Ice cream and 2 of these cookies. This is a no-no in our house, but I let him get away with because of the following excuse...

"But I'm leaving for a whole day! Which means you get more cookies than me! I'm eating mine now!"

Dough rolled in turbinado sugar.

Ok, ok. He's right. It's only fair that he gets his share of these cookies. After all, they're delicious! If I had to leave the cookie jar behind I would have done the same thing (and packed a few more "for the road").

This recipe is from an old Cooking Light magazine. They are very sweet and chewy, but small enough where you can get away with eating 2 or 3. I will say that they are a bit time sensitive. An extra minute or two in the oven result in hocky pucks instead of a warm chewy snack. I've done this many a time and just threw out the whole batch and had to start over.

Baked to perfection!

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

6 Tbsp butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup cake flour
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until well blended. Add corn syrup, vanilla, and egg and beat 3 minutes or until well blended. Combine flour, salt, and cinnamon and mix into butter mixture. Stir until just combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and cool for one hour.

2. Preheat oven to 375. Combine 1/2 cup turbinado sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape dough into small balls and toss in sugar mixture. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes.

Question: Do you enjoy alone time when your significant other is away?


  1. Oh Hannah, these look so good! I love a good chewy cookie :) (Also, I notice you have a silpat... must get one of those!)

    Actually, Jon & I haven't traveled too much (separately) since we got married... but that is going to change this year (I'm headed to Denver at the end of the month; He's headed to Vegas in June). I bet I'll sleep a LOT better with the bed to myself (... not really 'to myself'... I do have two cats, haha), and I think I will enjoy the time alone-- to be on my own schedule again for a few days. ... With that said, I think I might also get a little bored & lonely. I'll enjoy myself, but look forward to his return!

  2. PS: John's day-trip sounds awesome... I bet it was tiring but exhilarating at the same time :) I clicked over to the Pioneers website to check out what they do, and it sounds like an incredible ministry.

  3. Definitely sending this recipe to my husband, ASAP. He is obsessed with anything related to cinnamon and cookies.

  4. Oh yummy, yummy!!! So need to print this off!

    Happy Wednesday Darling! xo

  5. Amy- Yes, I used the silpat for the first time and LOVED it! Also, the ministry is awesome, John directs the Edge program (short term missions for 20 somethings.)

    Vivien- That's right! Make HIM bake those cookies! ;-)

  6. These look so good...thanks for sharing. :)

    Happy Wednesday.


  7. Yum! Those cookies look delicious. :)

    I've been dying to get my hands on a silpat. I would bake all the time if I had one!

  8. Wow, those cookies DO look delicious...and the pictures look great too! Nicely done, HB ;D

  9. I'm not a good baker so can I please have some cookies?

    Looks delish!

  10. Look delicious!
    That's so great what the ministry is doing!

  11. Felicia- Yes, get one! I bet you can find one cheap online. They work so well!

    And if any of you ever want to try the food and me do the cooking, my house is open! Hospitality is my love language. :) So, if you're ever in Orlando...

  12. How simple and beautiful do these look!
    I am glad you stopped by my blog today, cause now I get a good chance to look around yours ;)

  13. Those cookies look so delicious and I could have a few right now:) Thanks for the recipe. Im totally going to make them. Kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting a charming necklace GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in:)

  14. So happy to have stumbled on your lovely blog--and now I'm craving these killer looking cookies! Cooking Light has the best recipes :) Thanks for sharing!

    Also, with your love of travel and food, you might like my {ode to France giveaway}! stop by to check it out soon :) xoxo {av}

  15. mmmm i LOVE cinnamon, and these get extra bonus points for being so sparkly :-)

  16. those look delicious!! (I also sleep so much better with no husband in bed!)

  17. Ha...I like the way he thinks...he should have gotten an extra cookie (for the road) for creativity :)

  18. I love these cookies!
    Thank you for the comment, I love your blog! Will you follow me back?


  19. Those cookies look just delicious! I will have to try that recipe!

  20. love cinnamon and sugar together! kind of reminds me of cinnamon toast crunch. yummmmm...

  21. I have a super hard time sleeping without the hubby, but I do enjoy when he's away :) All day shopping and chick flicks galore. Those cookies look delicious!

  22. Hi there! Yep, Courtney and I are friends, and I found you through her blog. I love all things travel-oriented, so I'm excited to read about all the places you visit and the cultures you experience through your new and old international friends!

  23. Mmmm those look delicious!

    I don't have a significant other, so I enjoy alone time all the time! (I am coming to appreciate it more and more as time passes. : ))

  24. Jillian M.- Yes, they do kind of taste like that now that you mention it. Just with better ingredients and much less corn product!

    Lenoracle- I understand. I lived by myself for 2 years and it was the best experience in my life. Sometimes I miss it. I really learned to be happy on my own and I think it is awesome that you are too. It's truly a gift.

  25. This looks so easy and tasty! A must try!!

  26. I think I need to make some cookies this weekend! And you are lucky. My husband snores more than Occasionally. Ugh.

  27. oh. my. amazing.

    must. make. these. stat.

  28. those sugar cookies look so good.
    i think i'll have to make them!
    ...new follower:)

  29. hi hannah!

    thanks for visiting my blog

    i love your blog and i can't wait to try this recipe!!!


  30. These look like my kind of cookies! YUM! Bookmarking :)