Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cookies that taste like cinnamon rolls? This just might be the best cookie idea I’ve seen in a long time. I got the recipe from a fellow blogger, Picky Palate, and I’m so impressed that she came up with this! It’s a basic sugar cookie dough, rolled up with butter, cinnamon and sugar, sliced and baked. Oh and topped with a delicious cinnamon frosting. That just pushes it over the edge.  I love the uniqueness of these cookies. And the fact that they’re absolutely delicious (and addicting).

These were a huge hit with everyone who tried them. I sent some to work with Mike, I took some to my coworkers, and I saved some for some family who was visiting this past weekend (yes, this recipe makes a lot of cookies). I haven’t heard a single negative review and I got asked countless times for the recipe. Mike has since declared that these need to be a staple in our house, and since he gave them a 4.5 rating, I have to agree.

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Ingredients:

Cookies:
2 Cups sugar
1 Cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup sour cream
6 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
softened butter
brown sugar
ground cinnamon

Frosting:
1 cup Powdered Sugar
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Heavy Cream (Enough To Let Icing Reach Consistency Of Honey)

Directions:

1. In an electric or stand mixer, cream the sugar and butter. Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream until well combined. Slowly add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined.

2. In 2 batches, place in plastic wrap in a disc shape and chill for at least 2 hours.

3. Once chilled, cut each disc into thirds and roll into a 1/8 inch thick oval, about 12 inches X 5 inches. Spread each rolled pieces of dough with 2 Tablespoons softened butter, 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Start rolling from the long end closest to you, rolling into a log shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 inch pieces of dough then place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.

4. To prepare frosting, mix the first 5 icing ingredients (powdered sugar, cinnamon, corn syrup, vanilla). Add heavy cream in small amounts at a time, stirring often, until icing reaches the consistency of honey. Drizzle frosting over cookies.

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28 Responses to “Cinnamon Roll Cookies”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — March 15, 2010 @ 10:56 am

    I've wanted to make these, too. Droool.

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    Simply Life — March 15, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

    wow! those look amazing!

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    NikiTheo — March 15, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

    I've been wanting to make this since I saw them on Picky Palate myself! I've seen them on a few blogs now and everyone seems to love them, so I am excited to try them now!

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    Jenny — March 15, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    Gorgeous Job!! We just made these again last night for my family visiting. I LOVE these cookies!!

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers — March 15, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    These look absolutely divine!

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    Anne Marie — March 15, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    This has got to be the best recipe ever!

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    Kim — March 15, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    Wow! I can't wait to try this recipe this week!

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    Maria — March 15, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    I can't wait to try these. I remember them from Jenny's blog. Thanks for the reminder:)

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    Elle — March 15, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    What a great idea! And a quick, easy way to get your cinnamon roll fix. Or is it just me that wants them right away? ;)

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    Karly — March 15, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

    Oh my word, I must make these immediately! They sound amazing!

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    Cara — March 15, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    I remember reading about these on Picky Palate, and thinking that my family would love them. But then I promptly forgot about the recipe. Thanks so much for reminding me about these! Yours turned out great!!

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    Anna Tamar — March 15, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

    You are going to kill me with sugar. :)

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    CrystalsCozyKitchen — March 16, 2010 @ 3:28 am

    Those look delicious! What a great idea.

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    Barbara — March 16, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    I made these twice, Megan. I found the recipe at Peabody's blog. The first time I thought they were too cakey…difficult to cut as well. And kind of bland tasting.
    The second half I refrigerated a couple days. They were easier to cut thinner, more like a cookie. Peabody suggested using some orange zest in the frosting which I did. Great improvement. She also suggested using some almonds but I didn't do that.
    My sister made them as well and came to the same decision I did.

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    megan — March 16, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    Jenny – thanks so much for a great recipe. I'm sure I will be making these again and again!

    Barbara – I could see how these could be too cakey. I rolled my dough pretty thin (I had to use my KAF dough scraper to get it off the counter!), and didn't measure the toppings, which means I probably used extra. The combination of these things probably kept it from being bland or cakey. Also, I had trouble cutting them as well, which is why mine aren't nearly as pretty as Jenny's. I bet you could refrigerate the log before cutting, which would help keep them pretty. I also used a different icing than Jenny did.

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    Juliana — March 16, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    Megan, these cookies must taste so yummie…love cinnamon rolls therefore cinnamon cookies must be a winner :-)

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    Nazarina A — March 16, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    I would just like to thank you again for the dishes and the coupons.
    Your photo has me sold on this delectable cookie.Thumbs up!!!!You put so much love into the recipe!

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    Art and Appetite — March 17, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    Never had these before but I sure would love to try.

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    Jolon @ Savvy Chic Savings — March 17, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

    oh. my. gosh.
    these cookies look absolutely delish!!!
    will have to run TEN miles ;-)

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    Helen — March 17, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    Great recipe. I refrigerated the second half of the dough over night. It definitely helped cutting them into thinner pieces. My daughter loves these cookies, although I did not go an extra mile to make the frosting:-)
    I will try another batch this weekend…and roll in some orange zest. I will see how it turns out if I just blend the zest into the brown sugar and cinnamon.

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    megan — March 18, 2010 @ 12:43 am

    Jolon – haha! as long as those ten miles are broken up into groups of 3, I'll be fine! :)

    Helen – I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know! Your suggestion about the orange zest sounds great, you'll have to let me know how it turns out :)

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — March 18, 2010 @ 1:44 am

    Oooh, these look so good! Just found your blog!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — March 18, 2010 @ 3:27 am

    These are so cute… and they look amazing! I'm thinking they would be a GREAT idea for the Food Blogger Bake Sale… especially for sales that are taking place during the morning. They are a breakfast food, no? ;-)

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    Anna Tamar — March 18, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    I made these yesterday to take to my small group. They were yummy. I think however, to me they were too much of a hassle to make often–which is probably a good thing for my waistline. :)

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    heather — March 24, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    these sound fabulous!

    you have an award over on my blog too!
    http://outtatheboxintothekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/03/3rd-award.html

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    megan — March 24, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

    Jen – i agreee they would be great for the bake sale! if only I could find a location…

    Anna – Thanks so much for stopping back to let me know! I'm glad you liked them, and I agree that they're a lot of work! But worth it, at least in the opinion of my husband, who doesn't have to do the work.

    heather – Thanks for the award! :) that's really nice of you

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    Sinful Southern Sweets — March 28, 2010 @ 11:43 am

    I can't wait to give these a try! They look divine!

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    grace — March 29, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    awesome! cinnamon rolls are perhaps my favorite of all foods, so clearly cookies made in a similar fashion appeal to me greatly. nicely done, megan!

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