Two-Tone Cinnamon Cookies

Calling all cookie fans! These two-tone cinnamon cookies are packed with the sweet fall flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, and cream cheese for a soft and scrumptious dessert..

Two-Tone Cinnamon Cookies
Prep Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
60 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
14 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 recipe Cinnamon Glaze (see recipe below)

  • 1 recipe White Glaze (see recipe below)

Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1 cup cinnamon-flavor pieces, bittersweet chocolate pieces, or semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 2 teaspoon shortening

White Glaze

  • 1 cup white baking pieces

  • 2 tablespoon shortening


  1. In a large bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough until 1/4 inch thick. Using a fluted round 3-1/2-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

  4. Fill a small resealable plastic bag with Cinnamon Glaze; snip off one small corner. Set aside. Spoon White Glaze over tops of cookies, spreading almost to the edges. Place cookies on a wire rack set over waxed paper. Drizzle with Cinnamon Glaze. If desired, gently swirl a knife through glazes to marble. (Reheat either glaze in the microwave if necessary.) Let stand until glazes are set. Makes about 14 cookies.

Cinnamon Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, combine cinnamon-flavor pieces and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted.

White Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, combine white baking pieces and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted.

Place cookies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
20g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 4g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.