Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Make Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with a cream cheese swirl and cinnamon sugar icing! These are great for Christmas baking.

Cinnamon Marble Sugar Cookies.

I'm back with the final recipe in my little Christmas Cookie series today!

cinnamon sugar cookies on a baking rack.

This recipe is actually a twist on one I've had for years. I love making these sugar cookies anytime I need a simple cookie that's easy to decorate for a party or holiday. I thought, this year, I'd put a little spin on them - run a layer of cinnamon cream cheese throughout to make them really pretty and tasty. The result was gorgeous!

cinnamon sugar cookies on a baking rack.

The layer of cinnamon ended up giving it this pretty marbled look. Plus, it added such a fun element of spice to the already sweet cookies. This is really simple too - if you can make cinnamon rolls, you can make these!

sugar cookie dough topped with cream cheese cinnamon mixture, rolled out on a counter.

Simply roll out the sugar cookies (recipe below) and spread a mixture of cinnamon and cream cheese on top.

sugar cookie dough on a counter.

Then, roll it like a cinnamon roll...

cinnamon sugar cookie dough rolled out on a counter.

...and gently (using lots of flour) roll that back out. Once you cut the cookies out...

sugar cookies cut into christmas shapes on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

They'll bake into this pretty marbled look!

holding up a sugar cookie after dipping in icing.

I am terrible at piping on royal icing, so I simply dipped mine in a cinnamon sugar glaze. Super easy and yummy.

cookies cooling on a baking rack, with christmas tree in background.

Let dry on a cookie rack and you have such a festive holiday cookie - so perfect to leave for Santa!

Here's your recipe.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Make Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with a cream cheese swirl and cinnamon sugar icing! These are great for Christmas baking.
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 -4 dozen



  • In a large bowl, mix together flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, cream together butter, sugar, egg/yolk, and extracts. Slowly (½ cup at a time) pour in dry ingredients and mix well. Knead into a firm dough.
  • Roll dough out on a large floured surface. Mix together cream cheese and 1 tablespoon cinnamon and spread on cookie dough. Roll dough (like a cinnamon roll) and, gently/with lots of flour, roll out the dough flat to ¼" thickness.
  • Cut cookies and placed on a greased (or parchment paper lined) cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes, until tops start to brown. Remove and let cool.
  • Whisk together powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk in a small bowl. Dip tops of cooled cookies in the glaze and allow to dry on a cookie rack.
Tried this recipe?Rate it in the comments below!

cinnamon sugar cookies on a wire baking rack.

I hope this little series inspired your holiday baking just a little bit! You can check out the other posts from this series below...

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Banana Bread Cookies

And check out my other recipes here!

xo, Leslie - blog post signature at the end of post.

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  1. Mary Schell says:

    Hi Leslie,
    Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! I am having trouble locating the grocery lists even thou i signed up for the printables from your site.

    Please advise.


    1. Sorry about that, Mary! Would you mind emailing me at leslie @ lambertslately dot com? I'll be glad to help.