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Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 60 cookies
Author Dinner, then Dessert

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

  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