Amish Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies

These Soft Amish Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies are thick, with a light, melty texture. Slightly crisp edges with a soft buttery center!

These Soft Amish Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies are thick, with a light, melty texture. They have slightly crisp edges with a soft buttery center. Perfect for the cooler months…or really any time of year!

A few years ago I posted a recipe for Soft Amish Sugar Cookies. I’m not entirely sure how “Amish” that cookie recipe actually is, but for some reason the thought of a cookie being invented by the Amish just makes it seem cozier. Is that weird?

Anywhoooo…since that recipe has been so popular I thought I would give it a teensy sprucing up. But not too much sprucing, because that would be decidedly NOT Amish. I just got a little fancy and added brown sugar instead of granulated…and some cinnamon, because cinnamon is super Amishy.

Ya think?

These Soft Amish Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies are thick, with a light, melty texture. Slightly crisp edges with a soft buttery center!

The recipe is almost identical to the original, with the same addition of vegetable oil to the butter.

Amish Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies

The batter is smooth and gorgeous. And yes, heavy on the cinnamon.

Amish Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies

Using a cookie scoop drop the dough onto a lined baking sheet.

Now, I added sprinkles. You totally do not have to. And actually some of you let me know that sprinkles are decidedly NOT Amish. I get it, sprinkles are fancy, and anything Amish should be plain. But, since sprinkles are not optional in my life, let’s just agree that my cookies are having a Rumspringa moment. K?Amish Brown Sugar Cinnamon CookiesAlso tiny nonpareil sprinkles are from the devil. They get freaking everywhere. You’ve been warned.These Soft Amish Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies are thick, with a light, melty texture. Slightly crisp edges with a soft buttery center!They will bake up into the most gorgeous, perfect cookies. Thick and soft in the middle. with a crispy, melty edge, thanks to the addition of powdered sugar.These Soft Amish Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies are thick, with a light, melty texture. Slightly crisp edges with a soft buttery center!These are the answer to your fall sugar cookie craving!!


Amish Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 4½ cups flour
  • *optional sprinkles to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together butter, oil and both sugars on medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Add in the cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt and with mixer still on medium, mix until combined.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add in flour until combined.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop (2 tablespoons) drop the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Add sprinkles now if desired. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges just start to golden.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

24 Responses

  1. Bryn

    I loved loved loved the originals! Which are your favorite? Which has the better flavor and texture? I know how much more I love chocolate chip cookies with an equal or higher percentage of brown to white sugar, but just wondering what your opinion is for this type of cookie. Obviously the cinnamon would flavor theses differently…but for the base?

    1. Shelly

      ahh!! I don’t know! Maybe the original…just because I am a huge sugar cookie gal? But these are so so good in a fall-ish way! haha! BOTH!!

  2. Tina

    I can’t wait to try these but it seems they might need a little browned butter icing. I don’t know why my brain is saying that… ; )

  3. ColleenB.~Texas

    Amish or not, I think the sprinkles are cute on top of your cookies.
    I will be making these for sure but I think I will add the sprinkles in with the batter and then add the Fall colored M& M’s on top; laying about 3 on each cookie or putting a mini peanut butter cup or mini Reese’s on top right after coming out of the oven.
    Many possibilities.
    Twist on flavor; use Almond Extract in place of the vanilla; or with the brown sugar/ cinnamon mixture in this recipe I even bet maple flavoring would also be good in place of the vanilla

  4. Teija

    I made these last night and they are SO GOOD!! They are the perfect “comfort” cookie!!! Definitely keeping these on regular rotation!!

  5. Carol G

    Hi Shelley-I made a close version of these (without the sprinkles) using an Amish Sugar Cookie recipe that my daughter gave me that contains cornstarch….they’re DELICIOUS! They melt in your mouth and taste sort of like a Snickerdoodle without the cinnamon/sugar coating. It’s so nice to have 2 versions of this fabulous cookie to have on hand. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipe. 🙂

  6. Bree

    Can you omit the powdered sugar? My family doesn’t care for super sweet desserts so I always try to cut back on the sugar. Not sure if cutting the powdered sugar will affect the consistency and overall turnout of the cookies. Thanks!

    1. Shelly

      Omitting the powdered sugar would really change the consistency of these cookies…I do have to say that these aren’t overly sweet, but you could probably get away with 3/4 cup light brown sugar!

  7. Cinnamom in MN

    I made these today. (March 27, 2017) They are fantastic. I have four boys, so I appreciate any cookie recipe making more than 1 dzn and containing 4 cups of flour. I was mixing them and little guy awoke from his nap and was all sad they weren’t chocolate chip. I said “Have a little taste of dough. And lets put these pretty sprinkles on.” That helped. Now they are out of the oven. I just ate my first one. Whoa, Shelly these are GREAT. Thanks so much for this recipe. I can see them being easy enough for the boys to whip up themselves. Can’t wait until the next social at church, I know what I’m bringing. And hopefully everybody will think they look like a boring dry sugar cookie, and I get to take them all home, which is what moms of four boys need. I agree with a previous commenter, they aren’t overly sweet. And now I just ate my second one that I was saving to eat with my husband when he gets home…

  8. Sandy

    These turned out so yummy! The taste reminds me of my favorite coffee cake – ya know the kind 2 inches thick with crumbs! Don’t overcook or they get dry. Thanks for another great recipe

  9. DrOO

    I made these cookies last weekend. They are a new favorite at my house. I did make a few changes. As I love, love, love brown sugar, I used 1-1/2 cup dark brown sugar and 1/2 c. powdered in the dough. The cookies just needed a little more flavor, so I rolled them (snickerdoodle style) in a mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkled them with pink himalayn salt. It was exactly what they needed. Bonus! I froze the extras and enjoyed them again this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

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