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Red Hot Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies riddled with Cinnamon Red Hot Candies
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Candy Cookies, Cinnamon Cookies, Cookies, Red Hots, Roll Out Cookies, Roll Out Sugar Cookies
Servings: 50 3" Cookies
Author: Chels


  • 3/4 Cup Chopped Cinnamon Red Hot Candies
  • 2 Cups Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 8 Cups All Purpose Flour


  • Put about a cup of Red Hot Cinnamon Candies into a food processor and pulse until chopped. Try not to powder them. A little bit of powder is fine, but you want mostly pieces. Set them aside.
  • Cream Butter, Vanilla, Almond Extract, Salt and Sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer. Whip until light in color and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and add the eggs. Whip again until fully incorporated.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in the milk and set aside. Add four cups of flour and mix until incorporated. Add the milk mixture until incorporated. Add the rest of the flour (adding the last cup slowly, and as needed) until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. It should essentially clean the sides of the bowl. Dough should be soft and not sticky.
  • Add in 3/4 Cup of Chopped Red Hots and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Divide dough into 3 separate sections. Roll each section out in between two pieces of waxed paper using guide rulers or an adjustable rolling pin. 3/8” thickness is recommended. Place dough onto a baking sheet and cover. Place into the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill.
  • Cut to desired shapes, place on baking sheet, and bake at 350°. Depending on the size and thickness of your shapes, dough might need to cook for 6-18 minutes. Cookie is thoroughly baked through when the surface is no longer shiny and the edges cannot be indented with your finger.
  • When you remove the cookie sheet from the oven use a metal spatula to gently push any melted candy back into the side of each cookie. Let cookies rest on pan for 5 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Decorate with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting!


  • This Recipe was created for use in High Altitudes. If you live in a lower altitude than 5000' you may want to decrease your flour. Adding the last cup only as needed.