Friday, April 4, 2014

German Cinnamon Jumbo Cookies

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1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar 
2 eggs 
4 cups flour, all purpose 
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt 
2 tsp vanilla 
1 1/2 cup sour milk or buttermilk 
1 tsp cinnamon 
2 Tbsp sugar


 Preheat oven to 350° F. Cream sugar, shortening, vanilla and eggs together. Combine flour, soda, salt and gradually add along with milk to creamed mixture. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Mix together cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle on each cookie. Bake 13 minutes. Makes 4 dozen

Note:The batter was thin so next time reduce the amount of liquid. I saw other reviews and they  reduced the liquid by 1/4 cup.
The cookie is very moist and puffy. Don't under bake as they tend to stick to the cooking rack.


  1. These look so yummy. I love the way you presented them. What a great idea !!! I wanted to reach in a take one right now.

  2. I'd love one too! They look so good and I don't have anything here for dessert-wish I could snitch one. :)

  3. Ohhhhhhh give me strength. What do I use in place of splenda. Gosh they look so good..

    1. Dottie- there are so many artificial sweeteners out there. Honestly I don't know what to tell you. I don't use splenda and try to stay away from all artificial sweeteners. Sorry I couldn't be much help.

  4. I would love one of these. They look like snickerdoodles, do they taste like them.

    1. Hey Elaine- thanks for stopping by. No, snicker doodles are one of my favorites and these are good but not the same taste.

      If you make them let me know what you thought.

  5. now, you have me wondering if I should make these or snickerdoodles. Never made them either. Don't thank me for stoping in. I do everyday . I love your blog.

  6. I appreciate you stopping by. Elaine- if I had to pick which cookie to make I would go with the snickerdoodle. These were good but sort time consuming and I did like them but would pick up a snickerdoodle before this one. If you so make it -cut the liquid. I think that's what messed me up on this one.

  7. I found out recently my birth heritage is German. (I'm adopted). So this will be a fun treat to make! I'm so glad you shared it on our Celebrate365 Cookie exchange!