Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2012
Cinnamon Cookies are just sensational. If you like cinnamon and oatmeal you will love these cookies! This is another cookie that made our Christmas cookie baking extravaganza this year. These Cinnamon Cookies are comfort food at their best. This lovely oatmeal cookie is topped with an amazing cinnamon icing that makes this dessert rock! It’s a simple yet elegant cookie that’s nice and chewy and has wonderful texture and taste.
We send large popcorn tins filled with homemade cookies and brownies to family and special friends each year. These tins hold 80-100 cookies each! My daughter-in-law, Candice, will be so happy to learn that her favorite cookie is in her Christmas bucket this year!
No coal in her stocking–instead, she gets this extremely rich oatmeal cookie with the wonderful flavors of cinnamon filling each bite. Consider taking them for holiday get-togethers, cookie exchanges, progressive dinners and dinner clubs, or gift giving. I highly recommend you try them out on your family and friends this year.
I got this wonderful recipe from Mylia Roan, after she made this for a Christmas party for our Sunday school class one year. I have made it several times for our annual Christmas extravaganza ever since. Mylia and Jared were directors of our young married Sunday school class at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Texas, for years.
I don’t know what John and I would have done without them. Mylia actually made these cookies several times for our class and they never lasted long. I’m not sure where Mylia got the recipe but I was always under the impression it was a family recipe rather than something she got online somewhere. It may be from her mom, Annelle Gault, or grandma.
The icing is what makes these cookies spectacular. Each batch of icing uses 3 teaspoonfuls of cinnamon so it has a strikingly excellent flavor and essence. While I’ve kept the original cookie recipe intact I have made a few adjustments to the icing. I actually measured out the milk this time so I could give more than an approximation of how much is needed.
I liked the spreading consistency of 2 1/2 tbsp. per batch. I also increased the powdered sugar to a full two cups. Because I spread a lot of icing on my cookies I would recommend making two batches of icing for every batch of oatmeal cookies. It’s easier to spread when you’re not having to skimp. Because the icing is filling in all the cracks and crevices of the oatmeal cookies you will use more than if you had a completely flat surface.
One nice thing about this cookie recipe is it’s so economical. Most of the ingredients you probably already have on hand so you don’t have to make a special trip to the grocery store. It’s pretty easy to put together and assemble, and the taste is just awesome. Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!
When I first published this recipe in November 2012, I was still using an iPhone for a camera. The pictures weren’t too bad, just not as crisp and clear as I would have liked. I recently remade these cookies (August 2016) and retook the pictures. These cookies are still some of our favorites. They’re great for any occasion.
Cinnamon Cookies are sensational Oatmeal Cookies. The cinnamon icing is the best!
Here’s a plate of these delicious cookies. Cinnamon Cookies are incredibly rich.
Cinnamon Cookies are great treats to take along for Christmas parties. You and your friends will enjoy these marvelous cookies and get a sugar high at the same time.
These make great tailgating treats!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Place shortening in large mixing bowl. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda.
Mix all the ingredients together with an electric mixer.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add oatmeal.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Roll mixture into balls and place on cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray. I found this was a little easier if my hands were a little moist. Press dough down lightly with a fork. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until done. I also rotated the pans every five minutes.
Bake cookies at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks.
I used these ingredients for the icing.
Make icing while cookies are baking or oven is heating. Melt butter in mixing bowl. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Add powdered sugar and milk. Use only enough milk to get the mixture to a spreading consistency. Avoid the tendency to add too much milk or icing will be runny. Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer or whisk until smooth.
Ice cookies while still warm.
If you let the icing dry about 15 minutes after spreading, it won’t remain gooey so the cookies will stack nicely without a mess.
Cinnamon Cookies are one of my daughter-in-law’s favorite cookies. She always checks the jumbo cookie tin we send each year around Christmas to see if these cookies are included!
These are great lunch time snacks.
These oatmeal cookies are made superior with the addition of the cinnamon frosting.
Love these goodies!
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Mylia Roan, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX)
- 1 cup [url href=”http://www.crisco.com/” target=”_blank”]Crisco[/url] shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 ¾ cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 cups oatmeal
- Mix all the ingredients except the flour and oatmeal with an electric mixer.
- Stir in flour and oatmeal with wooden spoon.
- Form into balls, lay on greased cookie sheet, press lightly with a fork.
- Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool in pans about one minute.
- Remove to wire racks and immediately frost with Cinnamon Frosting.
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
- 1 ½ tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 ½ tbsp. melted unsalted butter
- about 3 tbsp. milk
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Start with 2 tbsp. milk and add additional half tablespoons until you get the correct spreading consistency.
- Be careful not to make the mixture runny.
- Prepare the frosting mixture while the cookies are baking.
- After baking cookies, allow to cool one minute.
- Remove cookies to wire racks.
- Using a knife, immediately ice cookies with cinnamon frosting.
- Let the cookies and icing set up for a few minutes before moving from racks to airtight containers.
Everyone loves these fantastic Cinnamon Cookies.
These Oatmeal Cookies have a delicious spin on them–Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting! Yum.
If your family doesn’t gobble them all up, Cinnamon Cookies are great to give as gifts to others at Christmas time.