Cinnamon Toast Cookies
When I was a kid, I looooved anything with cinnamon and sugar. Who could blame me? In fact, I STILL love anything with cinnamon and sugar. You too? Oh good, I’m not alone! Whenever I’m in the mood for a sweet treat, cinnamon has enough flavor to make me happy. Now that we’re back to school and the fall air is around us, I find myself catching the scent of glorious cinnamon everywhere! From cinnamon flavored coffee drinks, to cinnamon apple pies, and harvest scented candles….it’s awesome! I thought this was a perfect time to share my recipe for cinnamon toast cookies with you! They’re perfect for the fall (or any time of year if you’re like me). They’re like cinnamon toast with all of the milk dipping fun of a cookie!
- For the Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 cups of white all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1/3 cup of butter
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1/2 cups of buttermilk
- For the Topping:
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
- Using an electric mixer (like a KitchenAid), combine the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
- Next, add the softened butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, and honey.
- Like a regular cookie recipe, mix those ingredients well. I recommend using some sort of dough attachment if you have one!
- Finally, add in the buttermilk.
- Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick (or less, if you can). I usually need to split the dough into 3 separate parts to do this. But, it all depends on the amount of space you have to work with. Or, the amount of kids you have in your house. More kids = more multi-tasking = more small sections to roll out:)
- Using a simple pizza roller, cut the dough into rectangles. This part is up to you. Keeping in mind that the cookies will rise, how large do you want your cookies? I make mine about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long.
- Using a fork, poke each square a couple of times (your kids will want to do this!)
- Place the squares onto a baking sheet lightly covered in non-stick spray.
- Once the squares are ready, warm up the topping and brush it onto the cookies.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 11 minutes or until completely cooked through.
- Once you pull them out of the oven, quickly sprinkle on some white sugar. The sugar will stick to the warm cookie!
Dip them in milk, pack them in your kids’ lunch as a special treat, or nibble on them right when they come out of the oven and have cooled a little. Either way, if you love cinnamon- then these cookies will hit. the. spot!
Looking for more cookie fun? Check out my special recipe for Sugar Cookies!