Cinnamon Ball Cookies

A couple weeks ago, my daughter, Merideth, brought these cinnamon cookies to family game night at my parents. They were not overly sweet, but were incredibly addicting. By the time we finished our Play Nine game, not many from the big platter were left. Just pop one of these softies in your mouth and see what I mean…

Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Ball Cookies

1 pkg. Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1 stick butter, softened (not melted)
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
couple shakes of McCormick’s Cinnamon and Sugar
1/2 c. sugar and cinnamon mixture*

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 F (350 F for dark or non-stick pan).
1. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg, shakes of cinnamon/sugar, and vanilla together until soft dough forms.
2. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop dough and roll into small balls. Layer them in a brownie pan, separated by waxed paper and store them in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
3. Put the 1/2 sugar and cinnamon mixture into a small zip bag. Add 2 cookie balls at a time to the bag and shake until covered. Place 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden brown at edges. (They may not look done but they are.) Cool for one minute before removing to waxed paper. Wipe clean the cookie sheet and repeat.
5. Sample one or two while warm 🙂 and store the rest after they have completely cooled.

*To make your own sugar and cinnamon mixture: combine 1/2 c. granulated sugar with 2 tbs. cinnamon.

I made this batch yesterday to send off to Danny’s daughter in CA and to his bachelor brother in NV. They did not look the same as Merideth’s, which were smaller and puffier, but they sure tasted the same. Could be the difference in our cookie sheets and ovens?

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Thought of the Week: This week we had a real cold front. The temperature did not break 50 for two days. Wednesday morning, Dad officially called off our golf game because there was ice in his bird bath. Many years ago, that was how he determined whether or not his North Shore Swim Team would practice outside. I’m glad he never coached me – Brrrr!

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About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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