Cinnamon-Orange Squares

Southern Living
Cinnamon-Orange SquaresRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Holiday flavors reign with each buttery bite of Cinnamon-Orange Squares.
Makes 3 dozen


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1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons orange zest
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Wax and parchment paper


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 40 Minutes

1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth.

2. Stir together flour and next 5 ingredients. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended.

3. Divide dough in half; flatten each into a disk. Roll each disk to 1/4-inch thickness between 2 sheets of wax paper. Transfer dough, in wax paper, to a baking sheet; chill 1 hour.

4. Preheat oven to 350°. Working with 1 portion of dough at a time, remove top wax paper; cut with a 2-inch square cutter, rerolling dough scraps once. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

5. Stir together 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, and sprinkle mixture over cookies.

6. Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

Created date

November 2012