Deb’s Dutch Cookies

I was given a tin of these delicious Dutch cookies by a dear friend. I had never had Dutch cookies before, but they will be a new yearly Christmas cookie in my house.  I am not a big sweet lover so these very simple, not over the top sweet, cookies hit the spot. I love them. They are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea or just that little something after a meal. The cinnamon and sugar adds the perfect touch.


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon and Sugar mixture


  • Cream shortening and sugars together.
  • Add extracts and dry ingredients.
  • Roll into balls – About teaspoon size
  • Roll balls into cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Bake in 300 degree oven for 30-40 minutes