Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies

 cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies,

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.

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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, Bake at 325 degrees for 12-13 minutes or till lightly browned.

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

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

cinnamon stick cookies, Crunchy and Chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies,