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Cinnamon Star Cutouts

These cookies fill your home with an irresistible aroma as they bake. My grandmother made them every Christmas when I was a child. I have fond memories of helping her in the kitchen. —Jean Jones, Peachtree City, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms of cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 78 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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