Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

Cinnamon Christmas cookie icing - Lilie Bakery

An ideal recipe to prepare for the holidays: Cinnamon Christmas cookies with icing… Easy to make and delicious with their great cinnamon taste. A great activity while waiting for Santa Claus! I also give you my tips for a successful icing and decorations.

The magic of Christmas operates every year and we always enjoy baking treats like these Christmas cinnamon cookies. It is an ideal activity to do with children. You can give your cookies multiple forms like stars, firs, gingerbread men, snowflakes ...

If you don't have Christmas cookie cutters yet, I recommend this set of cookie cutters in metal that I like a lot, they are very qualitative.

How to make a success with your Christmas cinnamon cookies?

You need a little time in front of you! This is the case for all decorated cookie recipes. At the same time, during this period, we love to take the time to cook, so that's pretty good…

The first step is the preparing the cookie dough. I love adding cinnamon and a mix for gingerbread (four spices): it perfumes the whole kitchen, it's delicious! For the sugar, I use honey, brown sugar and whole sugar to make them even more flavorful.

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Before baking Christmas cookies, I advise you to make them refrigerate. This allows them to keep their shape before they are "grabbed" by the heat of the oven. You will also notice that I do not use a leavening agent in the recipe so there is less risk of swelling.

Another tip too, for the icing this time. We sometimes have doubts about the consistency of the icing. So to know if it is not too compact or too liquid, we can draw a line with a knife in the icing. If the line dissipates in less than 15 seconds, add more sugar, if it dissipates in more than 15 seconds, add a little liquid.

How to properly store your cinnamon Christmas cookies?

They are dry cookies, so they have the advantage of keeping well. This is why they are easily offered at Christmas! I advise you to place them in an airtight box at room temperatureaway from any heat source. They keep this way up to 2 weeks.

To avoid damaging their decor, you can arrange them in a box on several levels, interspersed with a sheet of baking paper. On the other hand, I do not recommend the cookie box: it is better not to put them in bulk, this would damage their decor.

Christmas cookies icing with cinnamon hands - Lilie Bakery

Other recipes to try

If you like these kind of homemade Christmas treats, I suggest you take a look at these other recipes from the blog for the holidays:

If you make these cinnamon Christmas cookies, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your cute cookies!

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Cinnamon Christmas Cookies (+ Frosting)

Small traditional Christmas cookies flavored with cinnamon, to make and decorate with the family!
Preparation50 min
Baking10 min
Total1 h
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Kitchen room: American, French
Quantity: 24 biscuits



  • 330 g of flour
  • 125 g cornflour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1,5 tsp four spice blend
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 40 g Light brown sugar
  • 100 g whole cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 170 g soft butter
  • 50 g of honey


  • 130 g icing sugar or more as needed
  • 2 cs Milk or more as needed


  • Mix the dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, salt, spices, cinnamon).
  • In the bowl of the food processor, beat the diced butter and the sugars (brown sugar and wholemeal) to obtain a creamy mixture. Then add the honey and the eggs.
  • Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients. It will stick but it's normal! Form a ball with the dough and place it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 190 ° traditional heat.
  • Flour the work surface well and roll out the dough to a height of about 3mm. Cut the desired shapes using a cookie cutter. Place on a baking sheet covered with baking paper, refrigerate 10 minutes (so that the cookies do not warp during cooking).
  • Bake each plate for 8-10 minutes, the cookies should be golden. Then leave to cool on a rack.
  • Prepare the icing by mixing the icing sugar and milk. Do not hesitate to add one or the other of the ingredients to obtain the ideal consistency (the sugar thickens the texture and the milk makes it more liquid). The consistency should be neither too liquid nor too compact. Fill a pastry bag with this icing, finely cut the end and decorate the cooled cookies.


Store in an airtight box, at room temperature, away from heat for up to 2 weeks.
Par Lilie bakery
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  1. Reply


    9th December 2016

    They are cute as everything, really too cute!

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    9th December 2016

    I love baking little Christmas cookies. I keep your recipe!

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    9th December 2016

    These little cookies are delicious!

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    9th December 2016

    How beautiful are your cookies !! I discovered gingerbread cookies not long ago and love it :)

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    Marie / Madeleines feathers

    12th December 2016

    Very cute these little cookies!

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    12th December 2016

    I also just posted a gingerbread cookie recipe! Yours are so cute!

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    17th December 2016

    I want to achieve these little wonders today, we have to put cornstarch… I don't have any. Can we replace it with koi?

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      Lilie bakery

      17th December 2016

      Hello, with the same dose of flour :)

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    I am greedy but I take care of myself

    19th December 2016

    Cute and seasonal! I get started as soon as possible!

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    13th December 2017

    Hello, I wanted to make these cookies yesterday but after 1 hour in the fridge and respecting the quantities, my dough was super sticky! Impossible to spread it.
    Do you need to mix the dough well in the blender? The taste is great in all cases and I would like to be able to do it again but less ugly: D


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      Lilie bakery

      13th December 2017

      It's surprising, perhaps because of the butter that is too hot… In any case, to make up for any cookie dough, adding a little flour allows the dough to dry out;)

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    November 16, 2018


    Can you replace brown sugar with powdered sugar?

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      Lilie bakery

      November 22, 2018

      Hello, here I do not recommend it (unrefined sugar has more taste) for the cookies it's great. But if you only have that, go ahead, but put in less.

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    24th December 2019

    Be careful because in the recipe you indicate to preheat the oven and then put the dough for 1 hour in the refrigerator. It doesn't make sense to put the oven on for more than an hour before!

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    19th December 2021

    5 stars
    Good. I made Christmas cookies for the first time so I am so happy! On the other hand, I had difficulty getting rid of all the sugar crystals (mixer not powerful enough I think) so they come out on top of the cookie ^^ And for the icing, it was super duuuur to draw, I admire people who do nice things because all my guys have a mean smile and a mean look and my reindeer look like goats.
    Overall, I'm happy with your recipe but phew it was long, I'll have to practice to reach a good level hahaha.
    Thank you very much and have a great holiday season!

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      Lilie bakery

      20th December 2021

      Hello, glad you liked the cookies! It's an activity that takes up a whole afternoon, it's perfect in winter :) For your crystals, it depends on several things: the sugars you used, your creaming with the butter ... is a skill that is acquired over time :) In any case, children always love to do it, adults too! See you soon :)


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