Crispy Cinnamon Coins

If you love the taste of cinnamon, then you are going to love these slice-and-bake icebox cookies. Packed with cinnamon chips, these snappy, spicy cookies are so small you’ll be tempted to eat them by the handful! I was so excited to find cinnamon chips at the grocery store over the weekend. I have had several recipes bookmarked that called for cinnamon chips, but I couldn’t find them anywhere. As I was walking down the baking aisle at my local Schnucks, I spotted them! I picked up a few bags, so excited thinking about all the different recipes I could add them to-cookies, cakes, muffins, and breads. If you have never baked with cinnamon chips before, they bake just like chocolate chips- they are melty when warm, then firm up as they cool. Use them anywhere you’d use chocolate chips for delicious cinnamon flavor. In this recipe the cinnamon chips are chopped so that when you slice the cookies they won’t drag through the dough causing them to crumble. These icebox cookies, also known as refrigerator cookies, are great for unexpected holiday guests and for holiday parties. Baking cookies doesn’t get much easier than this- just mix, roll and chill. Store in the refrigerator until the craving hits, then just slice and bake. The chilled dough can be sliced off, just one or two cookies at a time-perfect portion control! 😉

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Crispy Cinnamon Coins

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  • 1 sticks ( 8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Minced zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon chips, coarsely chopped
  • Turbinado sugar, for rolling


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until creamy. Add the granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and zest. Add flour and mix until just combined. Fold in cinnamon chips. Divide the dough in half
  2. Generously sprinkle a work surface with turbindo sugar. Shape each half of dough into an 18-to 20-inch long rope and roll in the sugar, adding more sugar as needed to prevent sticking. Wrap each piece in a large sheet of plastic wrap and chill until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight. (The colder the dough the easier it will be to slice).
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap 1 piece of dough. and slice into 1/2-inch-thick slices, spacing 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining piece of cookie dough. Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Let cool on the baking sheets 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Yields: 80 (1-inch) cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (includes chilling)
Bake Time: 15 minutes

Source: Cuisine Cookies for the Holidays

14 Responses to “Crispy Cinnamon Coins”

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    Lorie — December 13, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    wow, these sound wonderful. When did Hersheys come out with cinnamon chips??? Thanks for letting me know about them :)

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    Michael Ann Riley — December 13, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    Intriguing!! I have not yet baked with cinnamon chips either. I wasn’t sure about it…seems fakey. But I’m willing to try. I have a recipe for “refrigerator cookies” that I love too. THey taste butterscotchy. I’ll have to post it sometime. Meanwhile, I’ll try these!

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    Jeanette — December 13, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!! I bought cinnamon chip this week for some Apple cinnamon bars that I seen a recipe for. Well now I can’t find the recipe….I LOVE your site!!! Can’t get enough of it!!!!

    • Christina replied: — December 14th, 2011 @ 9:06 am

      Thanks so much Jeanette! I was super excited when I found the cinnamon chips…those apple cinnamon bars sound delicious! :)

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    Tina@flourtrader — December 14, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    I love all things cinnamony-so I am glad to come across this tasty recipe. There are very few cookies that reflect just pure cinnamon flavor and these would definitely squelch my cinnamon craving. Great item to have with tea or coffee-yum!

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    ChgoJohn — December 14, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    I don’t believe I’ve seen cinnamon chips but now I’m going to be on the look out. These sound really, especially the part about portion control.

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    ediblesubstance — December 14, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    Great photos!

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    Just A Smidgen — December 14, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    As soon as I saw your photo, I started imagining biting into one of your cookies and what the texture would be like… and cinnamon chips?? Never knew they existed, I shall have to see if we have them in Canada!

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    mschristiner — December 14, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    Yet another delicious treat that I’ll have to try baking. Thanks for sharing.

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    Keep up the great posts!

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    The Café Sucré Farine — December 14, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    Yum, these are making my mouth water!

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    kat — December 15, 2011 @ 1:46 am


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    Lacy — December 22, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    Oh man — these cookies = my heaven! I’m totally obsessed with cinnamon chips and these cookies are full of them! Love it, yummm!!

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