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decorated jesus cookies for easter

Cinnamon Sugar Jesus Cookies

Celebrate Easter with cookies that represent Jesus’ life and resurrection. These Cinnamon Sugar Cookies are super fun to make to celebrate the Easter holiday.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon sugar cookies, cookies, jesus cookies, sugar cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 100kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Powdered sugar glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar mixed with enough milk to make a thin glaze.


  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract. Add the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon and blend until well combined.
  • Chill for several hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 °. Line several baking sheets with parchment or silpat mats.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out. Cut with shapes.
  • Bake the cookies on the prepared sheets for 5 to 7 minutes. Cool completely on racks before glazing with powdered sugar glaze.
  • Place the cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


Nutritional values will vary based on the shapes and sizes of the cookie cutters you use as well as how much frosting you add.