Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Grandma Elsie's Zimt (Cinnamon) Cookies

Grandma Elsie's Zimt (Cinnamon) Cookies

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
7-8 minutes
Tags: Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


1 1/2 cups lard
1/2 cup butter or margarine
4 eggs
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cinnamon
4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 pinches salt

Optional Frosting:
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
sifted powdered sugar


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Combine all ingredients.

  3. Chill dough overnight.

  4. It works best if you divide it up into lumps first, and wrap them flattened to about 1 inch thickness in waxed paper. This makes the rolling easier.

  5. Flour the counter, unwrap a lump of dough, flour the top, and roll it out thin.

  6. Cut with cookie cutters.

  7. Bake at 425 degrees for 7-8 minutes.

Optional Frosting: Combine egg white, water and sifted powdered sugar until you reach the right consistency.


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