Cinnamon cookies recipe for children

Making cookies recipes it’s a wonderful occasion for a funny activity with the kids, if you let them help in preparations under your supervising.

cinnamon cookies

Cinnamon cookies as a duck. :)

cinnamon cookies

cinnamon cookies

Ingredients for cinnamon cookies:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 40-45 raisins
  • 40-45 pumpkin seeds

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, mix at high speed the butter with the sugar until creamed. Add in the egg, than  the dry ingredients and mix until the dough has formed.

cinnamon cookies

Wrap the dough and place it in the refrigerator at least 1 hour or longer.

cinnamon cookies

Cut the dough into slices and form a cord. Let the kids model the cord into a duck and decorate it with raisin eyes and a pumpkin seed mouth.

cinnamon cookies

Place the cookies on prepared cookie pans and prepare the glaze:

– mix together the sugar and cinnamon, brush the cookies with the beaten egg white and sprinkle with the sugar mix.

cinnamon cookies

Bake 4-5 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Let them cool 2-3 minutes in the pan and transfer to a rack to cool completely.

You can keep them for two weeks.

cinnamon cookies

The recipe for this cinnamon cookies is from one of my favorite recipes book – Cookies: 1,001 Mouthwatering Recipes From Around the World.

cinnamon cookies


  1. says

    What a wonderful recipe for children. My grandsons will be visiting in August and we’ll put your recipe to good use then. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Blessings…Mary

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