What I love about these cinnamon sugar cookies
These easy cinnamon sugar cookies turned out amazing. Their flavor is reminiscent of french toast or cinnamon toast crunch, thanks to the addition of maple syrup for the frosting. The no-chill dough was made easy by adapting my super soft sugar cookies recipe to incorporate the beautiful fall flavors.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them
How to make these cinnamon sugar cookies
For the cinnamon sugar cookies:
Combine the dry ingredients. Whisk flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Mix the wet ingredients. Cream the shortening and sugar in an electric mixer. Add the egg, maple and vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients. Slowly add the flour and mix until well combined. Scoop the dough into balls and place on baking sheet about an inch or so apart.
Bake the cookies. Bake at 375˚F for 8-10 minutes. Remove cookie sheet from oven and allow to fully cool before frosting.
For the maple frosting:
Whisk ingredients. Combine frosting ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Spread a thin layer on each cookie.
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For the cookies:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vegan butter or vegetable shortening
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the frosting:
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon maple syrup
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375F (180C), and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt – set aside.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the shortening and sugar until combined and fluffy – about 1 minute.
- Add the egg, maple and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
- Add the flour mixture in ½ cup increments, mixing to combine and scraping sides when necessary.
- Using a small cookie scoop, form dough into balls and place on cookie sheet about an inch or so apart.
- Bake cookies for 8 – 10 minutes or until cookies have spread and dough is set. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to rest for several minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely before icing.
- For the icing:
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the frosting ingredients until smooth. (Add more water or powdered sugar to reach desired consistency, if necessary)
- Using the back of a spoon, spread a thin layer of icing onto each cookie.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 130
- Sugar: 13.8 g
- Sodium: 101.3 mg
- Fat: 4 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 22.1 g
- Fiber: 0.3 g
- Protein: 1.4 g
- Cholesterol: 7.8 mg
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Published: December 5, 2016. Updated: June 8, 2022.
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