cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

I posted this recipe in May, but it is much more fitting for this time of year. It makes a great addition to holiday baking and all the yummy warm drinks that the cooler weather (for some) brings.  I found this recipe years ago in Good Housekeeping Magazine (December 2005) from a reader who had received it 40 years earlier. My mother, sister and I  made it along with our other Christmas cookies a few years ago, and it was an instant favorite.

cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies, Joyful Homemaking
See our 2005  Christmas cookies!

These cinnamon sticks go PERFECT with a cup of coffee or a mug of milk.

This recipe makes about 100 cinnamon sticks:

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    Sift together these dry ingredients separately.
    Then in a mixing bowl blend:
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
    Beat till creamy, then add the dry ingredients slowly.
    Then stir in:
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Line a bread pan with plastic wrap (I ran out, so I used foil).
Pour your dough into the bread pan and pat it down. Chill for several hours.
After it gets chilled and firm, put it out onto a cutting board and remove wrap.
Slice crosswise in 1/4 inch slices and then slice those in 1/4 inch sticks and place on greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart (These do spread).

cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies, Joyful HomemakingBake at 325 degrees for 12-13 minutes or till lightly browned.

cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies, Joyful Homemaking
cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies, Joyful HomemakingThese are absolutely delicious plain, or you can drizzle them with a powdered sugar frosting (Duncan Hines also makes a vanilla frosting  that you can drizzle out of a bottle).

cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies, Joyful HomemakingThese cinnamon sticks are a fabulous addition to holiday baking. Hope you will try them!

cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies, Joyful Homemaking
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Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 100
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • This recipe makes about 100 cinnamon sticks:
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Sift together these dry ingredients separately.
  • Then in a mixing bowl blend:
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • Beat till creamy (then add the dry ingredients slowly.)
  • Then stir in:
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  • Line a bread pan with plastic wrap (I ran out, so I used foil).
  • Pour your dough into the bread pan and pat it down. Chill for several hours.
  • After it gets chilled and firm, put it out onto a cutting board and remove wrap.
  • Slice crosswise in 1/4 inch slices and then slice those in 1/4 inch sticks and place on greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart (These do spread).
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 12-13 minutes or till lightly browned.
  • These are absolutely delicious plain, or you can drizzle them with a powdered sugar frosting (Duncan Hines also makes a vanilla frosting that you can drizzle out of a bottle).

cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies, Joyful HomemakingThese are perfect with your morning coffee or tea, or a glass of milk!

cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

22 Comments

  1. Wow, that is some Christmas cookie spread you’ve got there! And I do love an excuse to have dessert with my coffee…first thing in the morning 😉 Thanks for linking up with Fat Camp Friday @ Mangoes and Chutney, see you again next time!

  2. these look delicious! I love recipes like this one that use just basic pantry ingredients. It would be an easy recipe to cut in half too. thank you for sharing. I am going to mix up a batch as soon as I can

  3. Found you on Miz Helen’s…I love all things cinnamon and I seriously wish a few of these would just APPEAR in front of me right now;) guess I’ll have to try makin em myself;)

  4. Hi Margo,
    I just love your Cinnamon Sticks, wish I had one to go with my coffee. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Wow, perfect for the holidays and gift-giving too! Bookmarked. Thank you for sharing.

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