Cinnamon Sugar Crackle Cookies

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It seems to be a proven fact that whenever I get stressed I quickly gravitate to the kitchen. Making something cute and delicious out of just a few ingredients is a sort of catharsis for me and it gets me out of reality for a while. Not to mention, munching on the delicious yield is something that I totally look forward to! I am currently in the process of cleaning out the last of my kitchen ingredients as my time in London comes to a close and I head off to Italy next week. Cue these cookies as well as rice pudding and crepes that I’ve scheduled time to make these next few days 😉

These cookies are the perfect snackable treat. They’re small yet delicious and full of powerfully yummy cinnamon sugar. Again, my flat has come equipped with barely any kitchen appliances (so I creamed and mixed all of this by hand!) but by all means, if you have access to the wonderful invention that is a mixer, I urge you to take advantage of it!

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Let’s Get Started:

1 cup sugar
½ cup butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
cinnamon sugar

Let’s Get Cookin’:

In a medium sized bowl, cream together sugar and butter; beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture. Blend well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm enough to roll into little balls (took the full 2 hours for me!). Shape dough into small balls, about ¾ inch in diameter. Roll in cinnamon sugar. Place cookies 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets or parchment paper. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans and then remove. Enjoy!

Let’s Get Creative:

Yum! These cookies are simply perfect on their own, but there are definitely ways to spice them up a bit more. One idea is to add some crushed nuts to the dough. You could also add some raisons, thinly sliced, to make a cinnamon raison cookie dough mix. Raid your kitchen cabinets and see what ingredients you have lying around, these cookies are the perfect base with which to get creative!

Enjoy & Stay Classy! xx

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