Cinnamon Crackle Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 48 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert
Cinnamon Crackle Cookies on a wire rack


These crispy, crackle cookies are pure holiday coziness! The combination of the citrus zest paired with the warm cinnamon spices pair beautifully with a cup of tea!


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • zest of one orange (about 1 tablespoon)
  • zest of one lemon (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • For rolling: 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter granulated sugar and brown sugar together for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, almond extract, orange zest, lemon zest, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix for 1 minute until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
  4. Using a small (1- tablespoon) cookie scoop, portion the dough out and roll it into balls. Roll the balls in the extra granulated sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet 2- inches apart.
  5. Bake for 11 – 13 minutes until the edges are lightly golden and the tops are crackled.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2 – 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store airtight for up to 3 days at room temperature.

These are crispy cookies, but try not to over-bake them, as they can become hard once they’ve cooled.

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