Makes 8 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Red sanding sugar for decoration

    Active time: 15 minutes
    Total time: 45 minutes

    Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a stand mixer, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla; combine. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and red pepper flakes. Beat to combine. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 20 minutes.

    On a floured surface, roll out dough ¼" thick. Using a 1" heart-shaped cutter, cut out cookies. Place ½” apart on trays. Sprinkle with red sanding sugar; press to adhere. Bake until golden around edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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