Holiday Cinnamon Lattice Cookies


Are you ready to take your Christmas baking or holiday baking to the next level? Instead of plain Christmas cookies, we are going to make cinnamon lattice cookies! Now, don’t worry because once you know the secret behind these, they’re easy peasy!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella share a Christmas cookies recipe for cinnamon lattice cookies. You need to add these lattice cookies to your holiday baking list. Christmas baking is my favourite time of year!

Cinnamon lattice cookies don’t need to be highly decorative because the decoration is in the lattice. And that’s already impressive enough! These are fancy enough for a Christmas bake swap or to package up in little boxes and give as gifts. As for the flavour, imagine a cross between sugar cookies and moist, buttery pie crust. With an unusual texture too, thanks to the latticing!

How to Make Lattice Cookies like a Pro

The cinnamon lattice cookies recipe starts out like many baked cookie recipes. You will be mixing the dry ingredients and then beating in the eggs, butter and sugar to get nice dough. At this point you can even refrigerate the dough for a few days. So if you prefer to plan your Christmas baking ahead, you might like to get a head start on these cinnamon lattice cookies.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella share a Christmas cookies recipe for cinnamon lattice cookies. You need to add these lattice cookies to your holiday baking list. Christmas baking is my favourite time of year!

The secret of the lattice is all about making evenly sized strips. If you have thick ones and skinny ones, the lattice design won’t look good. So take your time and remember: if the strips go wrong, you can just roll the dough back out and try again! The crisscross pieces of dough can be cut with a round cookie cutter to make the finished cookie shapes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella share a Christmas cookies recipe for cinnamon lattice cookies. You need to add these lattice cookies to your holiday baking list. Christmas baking is my favourite time of year!

Nothing goes to waste here because the scraps of dough are made into strips and used to make the final few cookies. Or else you can just make one plain cookie if you only have a little bit of dough left over. The one thing to bear in mind is that you need to work fast. It is easier to make lattice pastry with ice cold dough. If it gets too warm, you can pop it back in the refrigerator, and continue with the recipe later.

Fun Tweaks and Variations

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try other shapes of Christmas cookies. And yes, still keeping the lattice design! Do you have any Christmassy dough cutters for your holiday baking recipes? How about a jolly fat Santa or a church bell or even a reindeer! As long as you’re using a simple cutter without too many fiddly bits to trap dough, it will work just fine. There is nothing wrong with simply making them round though – these are already an elegant cookie.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella share a Christmas cookies recipe for cinnamon lattice cookies. You need to add these lattice cookies to your holiday baking list. Christmas baking is my favourite time of year!

Something else you might like to do is to add either food colouring or a coloured ingredient like cocoa to one half of the dough, then weave the lattices using light dough and darker dough, for a more unusual effect. This might be a good idea for Halloween too – try half orange and half green, or even black!

You might also see other lattice designed on holiday baking recipes. Take pumpkin or apple pie for example. These can have a plain pastry lid or they might feature a lattice pastry top. The lattice is usually kept very loose on this type of baked goods though, both to look good and so steam can escape from the filling. Some savoury pies are latticed, as well as sweet ones. It is just a technique which looks good and is also functional. And the design looks amazing on lattice cookies.

These parchment paper sheets are perfect for baking Christmas cookies! No sticking and (hopefully) no burning, plus easy clean up.

History of the Lattice Design

From the second half of the 16th century through to the first half of the 18th elaborate pies were all the rage. The more elaborate the better! Of course, this didn’t affect the flavour, but people did prefer fancy-looking pies.

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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella share a Christmas cookies recipe for cinnamon lattice cookies. You need to add these lattice cookies to your holiday baking list. Christmas baking is my favourite time of year!

Architectural designs became more elaborate during that era, as did the baking. The upper classes would have fancy baked goods to show off on their tables. Of course, they didn’t have pizza cutters back then to make things easier when holiday baking – only sharp knives!

What is Sanding Sugar?

These Christmas cookies are sprinkled with white sanding sugar before baking. If you haven’t heard the term before, sanding sugar is a large crystal sugar which doesn’t dissolve when heated. Other names for sanding sugar include decorating sugar or pearl sugar.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella share a Christmas cookies recipe for cinnamon lattice cookies. You need to add these lattice cookies to your holiday baking list. Christmas baking is my favourite time of year!

Cinnamon Lattice Cookies Recipe

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Cinnamon Lattice Cookies

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 34 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 786kcal
Author: Bella
Take your Christmas baking and holiday baking to the next level! Your favourite Christmas cookies are going to be these cinnamon lattice cookies!
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Ingredients

  • 71/2 Cup flour
  • 3 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs large
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/4 Cup butter
  • 2 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 Tsp vanilla extract

Topping

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar for topping

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients and then set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs and yolks together. Set this aside, too.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter until fluffy. Beat in the sugar until combined. Then add in the vanilla and the egg mixture to combine.
  • Gradually beat in dry mixture until the dough comes together.
  • Remove the dough and divide into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove dough from the fridge and unwrap. Place each disk between lightly floured pieces of parchment, dusting with more flour to keep dough from sticking if needed. Roll out each to a 14 inch square that is about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Stack dough pieces with parchment on a baking sheet, cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment.
  • Remove baking sheet from the fridge and unwrap. Remove 2 dough pieces. Rewrap the baking sheet and return to fridge. Using a pizza cutter, slice one dough piece into 1/2 inch wide strips. Repeat with the second dough piece.
  • Now to make the lattice…it isn't as hard as the directions make it sound. With the first dough piece, gently fold back every other strip in half without bending. Position one strip of dough from the second square perpendicularly against the bends in the strips you just folded back. Unfold the bent strips so that they lie on top the perpendicular strip. Repeat this crisscrossing process (folding back the strips in the first piece that are now covered by the perpendicular strip, placing another strip from the second piece perpendicularly against those bends, and unfolding the bent strips so they lie atop the new perpendicular strip) until a lattice pattern is woven through half of the dough piece.
  • Turn the parchment 180 degrees and repeat the above steps on the other half of the dough square.
  • Using a 3 1/2 inch round cutter, cut out cookies and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Gather scraps as you go and wrap tightly in plastic wrap to refrigerate. Sprinkle cookies lightly with the topping sugar.
  • Remove dough scraps from the fridge, form into a disk, and chill for about 30 minutes. Then repeat rolling, chilling, lattice-making, baking, and cooling directions to create the last few cookies.
  • Repeat with the 2 remaining dough squares to make all the cookies.
  • Bake 11 to 15 minutes until golden. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 786kcal | Carbohydrates: 164g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 9mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
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Because these grains are big and light-reflecting, they add a beautiful sparkle to cookies. All the better for Christmas baking! Find it at a baking supply store or order online. If you can’t find sanding sugar for these lattice cookies, use coarse regular white sugar. It will hold its shape after baking but won’t sparkle quite as much.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella share a Christmas cookies recipe for cinnamon lattice cookies. You need to add these lattice cookies to your holiday baking list. Christmas baking is my favourite time of year!

These Christmas cookies are a great idea because they are deceptively simple to make, and they look incredible! They hold together even after a quick dive in your cappuccino. So grab your pizza cutter and get ready to make the most amazing cinnamon lattice cookies!

Let me know if you try these cinnamon lattice cookies. I am sure you will love this addition to your holiday baking.


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5 Comments

  1. Heather wrote:

    These cinnamon lattice cookies look so good. They would be perfect for the holidays!

    Posted 11.13.20 Reply
  2. Marta wrote:

    These are super cute cookies! I love the lattice top.

    Posted 11.13.20 Reply
  3. Deb Balino wrote:

    I have never seen or tasted lattice cookies before! They are SO pretty to look at! I’m glad you featured this too because I was looking for new baking ideas for my little one and I to do for the holidays that are unique, yet not as messy and complicated as the others. The lattice design will be the most fun, but it looks so delicious too!

    Posted 11.14.20 Reply
  4. 5 stars
    Oh my word, these sound so delicious and look so fancy! So yes, I’m ready to take my cookies to the next level!

    Posted 11.14.20 Reply
  5. 5 stars
    I do love the look of these cookies! Have never made them myself but I think I may try!

    Posted 11.14.20 Reply

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