Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

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Cute little Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing will satisfy your cinnamon roll cravings without nearly as much effort! Great for dunking in coffee!Cute little Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing will satisfy your cinnamon roll cravings without nearly as much effort! Great for dunking in coffee!  

With the 5-10-30 Free E-Cookbook’s release there has been far too much savory food on my mind and in the kitchen recently! These cookies are a nice departure from all the chicken, turkey and carrots I’ve been working with! They were so much easier than I expected them to be. Then again I was expecting to spend a lot of time in the kitchen since my favorite recipe (Flour’s Cinnamon Rolls) for cinnamon rolls takes a fair bit of time to make! We love cinnamon here, especially cinnamon rolls as you can tell by the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and the Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake.

This recipe was a breeze, my oldest helped with the buttering and sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon. The most harrowing part was watching them like a hawk in the oven because I wanted to catch them when they were baked but not at all browned.

These delightful little cookies went with my husband to his office and the plate came home empty. I’ll chalk that up as a win, 58 cookies gone with less than 30 in his office. Hey, I needed to keep two for myself to enjoy with my coffee. They made a delicious pair!

To Make The Cookies:
Cream the 3/4 cup butter, sugar and powdered sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla;mix well.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt until just combined. Press down into a bowl and top with saran wrap.
Refrigerate for at least an hour.
To assemble the cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut dough into four pieces. Roll out the first piece into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter over it. Cute little Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing will satisfy your cinnamon roll cravings without nearly as much effort! Great for dunking in coffee!Add 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Cute little Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing will satisfy your cinnamon roll cravings without nearly as much effort! Great for dunking in coffee!

Cute little Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing will satisfy your cinnamon roll cravings without nearly as much effort! Great for dunking in coffee!

Roll it up, like you would a cinnamon roll. Using a thread, cut the cookies into 3/4 inch discs by pulling the thread under the log and crossing it and pulling tight like you were going to tie a shoe. Bake for 7-9 minutes, you want these cookies to stay blond, no browning.
To make the glaze:
Mix the glaze ingredients, pour into a ziploc bag. Snip a tiny bit off one edge of the bag and pipe a zig zag pattern on the cookies. Let the icing dry. Cute little Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing will satisfy your cinnamon roll cravings without nearly as much effort! Great for dunking in coffee!

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Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

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  • Yield: 60 cookies
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
Cute little Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing will satisfy your cinnamon roll cravings without nearly as much effort! Great for dunking in coffee!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 6 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. To Make The Cookies:
  2. Cream the 3/4 cup butter, sugar and powdered sugar until it is light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla;mix well.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and salt until just combined.
  5. Press down into a bowl and top with saran wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  7. To assemble the cookies:
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Cut dough into four pieces.
  10. Roll out the first piece into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  11. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter over it, then add 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
  12. Roll it up, like you would a cinnamon roll.
  13. Using a thread, cut the cookies into 3/4 inch discs by pulling the thread under the log and crossing it and pulling tight like you were going to tie a shoe.
  14. Bake for 7-9 minutes, you want these cookies to stay blond, no browning.
  15. To make the glaze:
  16. Mix the glaze ingredients, pour into a ziploc bag.
  17. Snip a tiny bit off one edge of the bag and pipe a zig zag pattern on the cookies.
  18. Let the icing dry.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Mel's Cafe

Nutrition Information

Yield: 60 cookies, Amount per serving: calories

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  1. Holy cinnamon amazingness, Batman! I can’t wait to make these. They are adorable, and they look like they’ll be little bites of epic nom nomness.

    1. Thank you! I loved how cute they came out. My only change which would be for looks alone (which is why I left the recipe the way it was, flavor first!) would be to leave the vanilla out of the icing so it would stay a bright white color. But I love vanilla too much, so it stays in.

  2. Oh these look so yummy. For the longest time I was obsessed with all things cinnamon roll. I wanted cakes, cookies, and other snacks. Candles, body washes and hand lotions. Hey, at least I always smelled good!

  3. I also love that you used a Ziploc bag! I use this shortcut all the time when I run out of piping bags for swizzles.

  4. Oh my goodness, cinnamon rolls are my most favorite thing. I love the idea of making them into cookies. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. You have combined two of my favorite things; cookies and cinnamon rolls! It doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks for the delicious-sounding recipe!

  6. What a unique cookie. It looks super yummy! I would be the hit of the party at our annual cookie Christmas party if I brought these!

  7. Wow those look so good. I love cinnamon so I’m sure these would be great to make here. My kids aren’t huge fans so more for me!

  8. Oh my gosh, these cookies look heavenly! I love cinnamon, too. I can’t wait to make this for my family. I’m sure all 60 cookies will be gone in minutes.

  9. I must try these! I love how cute they are and I can’t get enough cinnamon rolls so they are perfect for me.

    1. They are so cute, my hubby said his office loved them and every time he walked past the breakroom another dozen were gone.

  10. These look so amazing, I just have one question, do you put the glaze on right after the cookies come out?

    1. Yes, sorry if that was confusing. Glaze the cookies when they come out of the oven just as you would a cinnamon roll. Enjoy!!

  11. I was a little reluctant to try these since pretty much all the comments said “these look amazing, I’ve got to try them”, and just about nobody said they’d actually made them. πŸ™‚ (How can people give 5 stars to a recipe they didn’t even try? I. Do. Not. Get. It.) Anyway, I did make them, and they were, in fact, amazing! I normally don’t make cookies that involve multiple steps, but this was all very easy. I followed the recipe pretty much exactly, except I don’t have a rolling pin, so I just flattened the dough into four rectangles with my hands, which worked fine. 8 minutes in my oven was perfect. I let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes before I put the glaze on, not on purpose, but that worked fine too. This one went into my “keepers” file, and I’m very selective about what goes in there! Thanks for posting it.

    Rating: 5
    1. Yay, so honored one of my recipes made it into your “keepers” file πŸ™‚ Quite the compliment, thanks!! Glad you enjoyed them.

    1. You’ll want to use 3/4 cups of butter for the cookie portion and then 6 tablespoons for the filling. Hope this clears up any confusion!

    1. Yes, you can freeze the dough in logs or flash freeze the cut cookies and place in a air tight freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

  12. I did make this recipe. It was delicious and easy to follow. I did change it up a bit with only dividing the dough in half instead of in four and rolling it slightly thinner. I also changed the filling a bit. I mixed the softened butter, brown sugar, and a tablespoon of cinnamon and halved this. I then spread it over the rolled out cookie dough. I love this recipe!

    Rating: 5
    1. I would freeze them in the rolled up “log” state wrapped in plastic wrap and placed into a freezer safe ziplock bag. Once you’re ready to bake, slice them and continue on with the instructions.

  13. I absolutely love this website it is so organized and easy to get the exact amount/servingsI really appreciate the work you have put into it and wish you the best of luck! Oh, these cookies are adorable by the way!! (????)?*:???

    Rating: 5