Recipe for Kid-Friendly Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

Mexican Cinnamon CookiesWhether Cinco de Mayo means an opportunity to celebrate your family’s heritage or it’s simply an excuse to gather with the ones you love, every holiday truly is about the same thing: special moments together. While those treasured times at the table revolve around camaraderie and conversation, it can start with a filling meal and end with a sweet treat.

Call the kids to the kitchen to lend a hand with these Kid-Friendly Mexican Cinnamon Cookies — they’ll love working with the dough and rolling warm cookies in the cinnamon-sugar mixture after baking. Remember, they don’t have to be perfect; you can ensure a bit of fun and flavor by letting their creativity shine.

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Kid-Friendly Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

Recipe courtesy of “Cookin’ Savvy”


4 sticks butter, at room temperature

4 cups self-rising flour, plus additional for coating workspace

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 egg

3/4 cup sugar


2/3 cup sugar

4 teaspoons cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

In bowl, combine butter, 4 cups flour and cinnamon. Add egg and sugar then knead into ball.

Spread additional flour on counter and cut ball into six sections. Roll each section into 24-inch ropes then cut into 1-inch pieces and place on cookie sheet.

Bake 10 minutes.

To make topping: In bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.

Roll warm cookies in mixture and let cool on rack.