Cinnamon Cookies

These are my favourite cinnamon cookies. There is absolutely nothing that announces the arrival of Christmas more clearly than the aroma of these baking in the oven. I know that they are not the healthiest cookies in the world but if you are making them, you should make them right. These can be used to cut out cookie figures or for building cookie houses (popular in Iceland).

Cinnamon Cookies, the perfect Christmas cookies!

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Cinnamon Cookies

Makes 40 Cookies


  • 185 grams (6¾ oz) spelt flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 115 millilitres (3¾ fluid oz) agave nectar
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons Rapadura (or other raw cane sugar)


  1. In a large bowl, sift together the 185 grams spelt flour, 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, ¼ ground cloves and 1 teaspoon baking soda.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the 115 millilitres agave nectar, 6 tablespoons coconut oil and 4 tablespoons cane sugar.
  3. With a large wooden spoon, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Knead the dough lightly for around 5 minutes so that everything is well combined with no large cracks.
  5. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or longer.
  6. Remove dough from the fridge and divide into 4 or 5 parts.
  7. Place a ball of dough on a floured and clean surface and roll out with a rolling pin (or large glass bottle). Roll the dough so that it is 1 millimetre/0.04 inches thick and cut out cookies that are approximately 5.5 centimetres (2.2 inches) in diameter. You can use a cookie cutter or a tumbler with a sharp edge.
  8. If the dough is sticky, add more flour when rolling.
  9. Place baking parchment on a large baking tray and place the cookies on the baking parchment.
  10. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius/350 Fahrenheit/Gas Mark 4, for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Note that the cookies will be fairly soft at this point but will become crunchy and hard once cooled.


  • You can use whole wheat flour instead of the spelt flour.
  • If the coconut oil is cold (in which case it becomes solid), place the jar in a bowl filled with hot water for a couple of minutes.  
  • You can use maple syrup instead of the agave nectar.
  • For even spicier cookies you can add a pinch of nutmeg and/or ginger.