Cinnamon Butter Cookies

cinnamon butter cookies

Last week I was having one of those days. A cookie craving kind of day. I realized it had been weeks since I had made cookies, maybe even over a month and I figured I was way overdue.

I wasn’t quite sure what kind of cookie I was in the mood for. I am always in the mood for a good chocolate chip cookie but I was also in the mood to try something new so I pulled out my file of “to try” recipes that is always overflowing and pulled out one that had been in there for a while. Unfortunately, there is no name, website or anything on the recipe. I have no idea where or who it came from but it was in my file.

This recipe is for a butter cookie made with cornstarch. The addition of the cornstarch creates a light and delicate cookie that basically melts in your mouth when you bite into it. The dough is very soft.

Cinnamon Butter Cookies

Because the dough is so soft, the easiest way to roll it out is to put it between two pieces of parchment paper and roll it out with your rolling pin.

Cinnamon Butter Cookies

You want your dough about 1/4 inch thick. I used a round cookie cutter but a star, flower or heart would be fun too.

Cinnamon Butter CookiesWhile they are baking mix up your cinnamon frosting. You want the frosting fairly soft, not runny, but soft.

Cinnamon Butter Cookies

You want to frost the cookies while they are still a little warm. Not too warm though. If the frosting melts right off the cookie they are still too warm! Having the cookies be slightly warm creates a nice smooth frosting. I then gave them a little sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

Cinnamon Butter CookiesOne of the most common questions I am asked by my blog readers is what I do with all the goodies I make. How could I possibly eat them all and stay the size I am? Well, here’s my secret. I don’t eat them all. I have discovered that if I post a photo of what I am making on Instagram, within minutes, I will have neighbor kids knocking at my door. I love it!! I think I may enjoy having them come by more than they enjoy the goodies! These cookies were a total hit with the neighborhood kids and I think one of the boys may have eaten five of them in a matter of a few minutes!!

Cinnamon Butter Cookies

So that’s my best calorie saving tip for you! Feed the neighbor kids!!

You may also enjoy some of my other favorite cookie recipes: The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Nutella, Almond Toffee with Browned Butter Icing and lots more yummy cookie recipes check out my recipe index.


Leigh Anne


You can also visit me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.

Cinnamon Butter Cookies


  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 1/3 C powdered sugar
  • 1/3 C cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • Frosting
  • 1/3 C butter
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 3 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix together.
  • Place dough on parchment paper. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut with a cookie cutter.
  • Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Transfer cookies to cooling rack and frost while slightly warm
  • Frosting
  • In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Icing should be soft and slightly runny but not too runny!
  • Makes approx. 2 1/2 dozen (depending on size of cookie cutter)
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin

Leigh Anne
Hi - I'm Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 28 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion. I hope you'll take the time to make a comment on a subject that inspires or interests you and that you will share some of your tips and ideas, recipes etc. too!
Leigh Anne

Latest posts by Leigh Anne (see all)


  1. says

    These look great! I don’t like rolling out cookies, so I might try these as a slice and bake cookie instead. I imagine that if that soft dough is partially frozen, it’ll be easy to slice rather than mushing everywhere. Thanks for the recipe, Leigh Anne!

  2. dana says

    cookies were delicious! only complaint…they were a bitch to ice! kept crumbling and breaking… maybe i rolled them too thin. i did enjoy eating the broken ones as i went though!


  1. [...] was craving cookies the other day and  I am sharing the results of that craving over at 30 Handmade Days this week.  I also share my secret to not gaining a ton of weight with all the treats I make!  [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>