Sweet Saturday #4 - Swiss cinnamon spelt cookies

Every year when it’s getting colder outside, I have this craving for cinnamon. Cinnamon tea, cinnamon buns, cinnamon cake, cinnamon cookies…This is a super simple recipe that will fill your house with a delicious smell and make your heart and your bellies feel warm from the inside :-)


225 gr. spelt flour

1 tsp baking powder

80 gr. brown sugar

1 tsp grounded cinnamon

1 Egg

100 gr. butter in small pieces

some aditionnal 2 tbsp of brown sugar and 1/2tsp cinnamon to sprinkle the cookies


Mix the flour and the baking powder in a bowl, add all the other ingredients. Rub the mix between your hands till it’s grainy and all the big butter flakes disappeared, then knead everything together till you get a smooth ball. Wrap into plastic foil and put in the fridge for about half an hour.

In the meanwhile, preheat your oven to 170 degrees celsius and lay out a baking tray with baking paper.

Take the dough out of the fridge and split it in two parts and make a roll of about 4 cm diameter from each part. Take a cutting board and press it slightly on the roll to flatten it a bit. repeat this step on each side, in order to get a squared “roll”. Cut it into slices of about 1 cm each and put them on the baking paper. Sprinkle them with the sugar/cinnamon mix and put them in the oven for 11-13 minutes. Let them cool down a bit on the tray before moving them.