Great cinnamon sugar is just that: cinnamon and sugar in the perfect proportion of spice to sweet. Lavish this on buttered toast, popcorn, cookies, donuts, and tortillas.
Cinnamon sugar may not seem like something for which you need to defer to a recipe. And yet the secret to making this simple childhood sweet superlative and not just standard lies in the perfect proportion of cinnamon to sugar. You’ll find exactly that in our recipe. Originally published April 11, 2016.–Renee Schettler Rossi
How To Use Cinnamon Sugar
Now that you have a stash of cinnamon sugar at the ready, how do you use it beyond sprinkling it on buttered toast (or simply shaking a little onto your palm and licking it off)? The options are ridiculously plenty. Take a look at our recipe testers’ comments which can be found beneath the recipe and you’ll be exposed to literally dozens of creative approaches to bringing a little more sweetness into everyday life.
How To Make Cinnamon Sugar
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 5 M
- Makes 1/2 cup
Special Equipment: Spice jar, preferably with a sprinkle lid
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (or a little more or less to taste)
- 1. Measure the sugar and cinnamon into a bowl.
- 2. Use a spoon or mini whisk to mix it together.
- 3. That’s it. [Editor’s Note: You can tweak the proportion of sugar to spice as you deem fit, as the intensities of different types of cinnamon vary. Although we caution against tasting it straight and tweaking it right away and instead waiting until you sprinkle it on something, as that changes everything.] Use the cinnamon sugar immediately or store it in a spice jar and, if necessary, make and slap a label on the jar reminding you of its contents.