A few weeks ago, I made cinnamon butter to take to a MOPS meeting that I couldn’t attend because both my oldest son and usual babysitter were sick. So what do you do with 1/2 pound of cinnamon butter? While I thought eating it on waffles for every meal sounded like a great idea, I’m pretty sure my skinny jeans would disagree. So I did the next best thing and made cookies to spread the extra fat and sugar out among my whole family.
I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and tweaked it a smidge. The raw dough will seem really thick and maybe a bit dry, but stick with me because the baked cookie is amazing.
First, start with the cinnamon butter. To make it, throw 2 sticks of very soft butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. It is super important that the butter is soft. Then put in 1/4 cup each of honey and powdered sugar. Add in 1 teaspoon cinnamon and beat it until it is totally combined.
This recipe calls for 1/2 cup of shortening, but you can substitute that for unsalted butter or margarine. I prefer to stick with the shortening. It makes me think of my great grandma calling any type of shortening Crisco, even if it was the off brand, and thinking of her makes me happy.
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