December 03 00:00 2002 Print This Article

Makes 48 Cookies

Simple and delicious, these cookies are rolled in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Since I was a child, the name has always been a mystery. Be careful not to overbake them; they should be slightly chewy.


  • 1/2 pound butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light. Add eggs. Mix until well blended.
  3. On low speed, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until blended.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, spacing each cookie 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until firm.
  7. Remove cookie sheet from oven. Cool cookies completely on parchment. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Source: Sweet Maria’s Cookie Jar

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