I love baking, but I also run out of patience easily. Every holiday season, I think I'm going to bake gingerbread men or sugar cookies and take the time to decorate them. But I always end with a sugary glaze instead because once the baking is done, I want to be done!
This year, I got the idea to create a type of cut-out cookie that looks like it is supposed to have a sugar glaze so I don't have to worry about being lazy. (Full disclosure: This is the laziest recipe I have ever come up with, and I'm thrilled about it.)
These easy Christmas cut-out cookies are a spin on the classic snickerdoodle cookie and really do taste just like a freshly baked cinnamon roll. Here is what makes them so easy:
- You don't have to chill the batter.
- You don't use very many ingredients.
- Bake, glaze, and be done with it!
Cinnamon Roll Christmas Cut-Out Cookies (The Lazy Way)
Ingredients for the Cookies
- 2 sticks of butter (1 cup)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar (or use 1/2 tsp cream of tartar)
- 2 tablespoons sugar (set aside)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon (set aside)
- Coconut oil spray (or other baking spray)
Directions for the Cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350 F and prep a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- Melt the butter in your microwave so that it is soft but not completely liquid. Mix it together with the sugar and eggs.
- Add the flour and white vinegar (or cream of tartar) and finish mixing.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon that you set aside in a separate bowl.
- Sprinkle some extra flower on a clean surface and grab a handful of dough. Coat it with enough flower to spread it out and use a rolling pin to flatten it to your desired thickness.
- Cut out cookies and sprinkle each one with the cinnamon and sugar mixture after setting it on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Take them out of the oven and let them sit on the hot cookie sheet for about two minutes. (This helps them finish baking without getting too hard!)