Cinnamon Sugar Cookies


These flaky sugar cookies are almost dangerously fast to make.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
24 cookies

Buttery puff pastry forms the base of these simple cookies, which feature a cinnamon sugar and pecan swirl throughout each bite. Getting that perfect spiral is surprisingly easy. The key is rolling the topped pastry into a tight log, and then giving it a quick freeze before slicing.


  • ½ cup granulated sugar, divided 

  • ½ (17.3-oz.) package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 

  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Sprinkle work surface with 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Unfold pastry sheet on sugar.

  3. Stir together pecans, cinnamon, and ¼ cup of the sugar in a small bowl.

  4. Brush pastry with egg, and sprinkle with pecan-sugar mixture. Roll sheet up in a tight log, pinching seam to seal.

  5. Freeze roll until firm, about 15 minutes. Cut into ¼-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle slices with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.

  6. Bake in preheated oven on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until golden brown, about 9 minutes. Turn slices over, and bake 5 more minutes. Cool completely on baking sheet, about 20 minutes.

    These cinnamon sugar cookies are almost dangerously fast to make.
    Jennifer Causey
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