Chocolate-Cinnamon Letter Cookies

Blogger Paula Kittelson from Blogging Foods brings the kids into the kitchen to bake and learn the alphabet. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 28

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa, sifted
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Gold Medal™ unbleached all-purpose flour for rolling the dough
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for nonstick cookie sheets). Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix cookie mix, butter, egg, cocoa and cinnamon, using electric mixer or your hands, until a dough forms. Dough should be soft but not too sticky. Add 1 tablespoon flour if needed.
  • 3 Sprinkle flour on work surface. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut with large letter-shaped cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

Expert Tips

You can substitute cocoa and cinnamon with any of your kids' favorite flavors.

Avoid using very small letter cookie cutters, as the dough is more likely to stick to them.

Use letter cookies to play learning games with your children.