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Cinnamon Cabin Cookies

Cinnamon Cabin Cookies

When I visited the Land O' Lakes site the other day(to retrieve the candy corn cookie recipe), a photo featuring Cinnamon Cabin cookies popped up on the Home page.  I knew right away that it was going to be my Christmas cookie choice for this week!  Aren't they cute?

Cinnamon Cabin Cookies

The cabins are mini size and are actually only a couple of inches from top to bottom.  I imagine you could make them using a gingerbread cookie dough to make the "logs" look more like wood, but I wanted to use a recipe I hadn't used before, and I love cinnamon! The taste didn't disappoint! There's cinnamon in the dough and the icing:) Tasty!

Cinnamon Cabins (From Land O' Lakes)



  • 3/4 cup softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • White nonpareils (I used crystallized sugar)
  • Red and/or green food color, if desired


  1. Combine 3/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and cinnamon. Beat until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Cover with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours or overnight).
  2. Heat oven to 375°F. Divide each half of dough into 15 portions. Work with 5 portions at a time, keeping remaining dough refrigerated. Roll out each portion on unfloured surface into 7 1/2-inch long rope. Cut each rope into 5 (1 1/2-inch) logs.
  3. To assemble cabins, place 3 logs horizontally onto ungreased cookie sheet to form cabin; press logs together slightly. Place remaining 2 logs in an inverted V-shape above cabin to form roof; press together slightly. Repeat with remaining 7 1/2-inch ropes. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  4. Combine all frosting ingredients in small bowl; add enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Frost or pipe cabin roofs; sprinkle with nonpareils. Tint remaining frosting; decorate as desired.

I ended up with three dozen cookies.

Post by Sue