Cinnamon cookies

Trine Hahnemanns cinnamon cookies are easy to make and great to give as edible gifts
By Trine Hahnemann
Cinnamon cookies
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  • Serves: makes about 65 cookies
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 1 hour chilling time
  • Effort: easy


For the cookies:

  • 375 g plain flour, plus more to dust
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, from an unwaxed lemon
  • 125 g light soft brown sugar
  • 250 g cold salted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg, beaten

For the topping:

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50 g demerara sugar
  • 1 egg


1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the zest and sugar. Rub in the butter until coarse crumbs form. Work in the egg, then knead on a lightly floured surface for two minutes, wrap in cling film and chill for one hour, or overnight.

2. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Sprinkle the dough with flour, place between sheets of baking parchment and roll out thinly. Peel off the parchment and cut out shapes - keep them to 56cm. Place on a lined baking tray, you will need to bake in batches.

3. In a bowl, mix the cinnamon and demerara. Brush each cookie with egg, then sprinkle with the cinnamon mix. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until golden, then cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight tin, they keep for up to four weeks.

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