Cinnamon Roll Cookies

I love cookies and I adore cinnamon rolls, so when I stumbled upon this recipe for cinnamon roll cookies on Nicole’s food blog, Heat Oven to 350, I immediately bookmarked them. If you like cinnamon rolls you’ll love these cinnamon roll cookies! Delicious vanilla shortbread cookie dough sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, rolled and  cut into bite-sized morsels. If you can wait long enough for them to cool to add some of the simple icing, you are a better person than me.

One little cookie turned into two, then three…then finally I got around to making the drizzle. They taste great without the drizzle, but as soon as that simple drizzle is added, these cookies seem to disappear on their own. I promise they won’t last long. In fact, you better hide them. From everyone. Maybe even yourself! There is no self-control with these little babies! :)

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Delicious vanilla shortbread cookie dough sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, rolled and cut into bite-sized morsels.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon water

For the Icing:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1-2 teaspoons milk

Directions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the powdered sugar, butter, salt and vanilla. Add the flour and mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together.
Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Roll out into a 9x12 inch rectangle. Whisk egg white with water until foamy, and brush on the surface of the rolled dough.
In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle it evenly over the dough. Starting with the long end, roll the dough into a log, sealing the edge. Wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Remove the dough from the freezer and unwrap from the plastic wrap. Using a sharp knife, gently cut into 1/2-inch slices. Transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the cookies 12 to 15 minutes, until they’re a light golden brown. Remove them from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
To make the icing, in a small bowl mix together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth and desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Source: adapted from Heat Oven to 350, originally from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion

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29 Responses to “Cinnamon Roll Cookies”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 12, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    Yum! I need to make these tonight cause I’ve been having a serious hankering of cinnamon rolls. I can’t wait to try them in cookie form! :)

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    thekalechronicles — March 12, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    So cute and shortbread rolled up with cinnamon sugar has got to be good.

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    The Teenage Taste — March 12, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    These sound fabulous! Anything with cinnamon is A-OK in my book! :-D

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    Amy — March 12, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    Yummy!

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    Sugarbakers — March 12, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    Bookmarked, thanks!

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    Michael Ann — March 12, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    OMGosh, these look AMAZING. I do love cinnamon rolls and I do love cookies :-)

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — March 12, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    Totes want these!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — March 12, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    Look at those pretty stacks!

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    Part Time House — March 12, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    My husband would devour these!

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    Tony — March 12, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    The dough is chilling in the freezer now. If the cookies are half as good as the dough …

    • Christina replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

      Tony,
      I hope you enjoyed the cookies! :) My family went crazy for them!

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    Lacy @ NYCityEats — March 12, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    Totally one of those people that cannot wait for the cookies/cake/anything sweet and delicious cool down before shoveling them in my mouth! These would be no different, they look amazing!! Yum!!

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    danielle — March 12, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    I am in love with your recipes! I’ve made several and they’ve always turned out awesome! Pumkin scones, garlic naan/chicken marsala just to name a few. Thank you for putting this all out there so people like me look like rockstars in the kitchen!

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    ChgoJohn — March 12, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    You’e an expert at taking the familiar and re-making it. Cinnamon roll cookies, French toast muffins, and snickery squares, just to name a few. :)

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    susie — March 12, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    I could eat a bunch of these…. YUM! Love cinnamon rolls and even better that it’s a cookie. :)

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    KamalKitchen — March 13, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    yummm..i can almost smell these…

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    Emily @ Life on Food — March 13, 2012 @ 7:07 am

    These are ridiculously cute. I adore cinnamon rolls too. It is the one treat I never turn down.

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    dutchgoesitalian — March 13, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    Love cinnamon….thanks for sharing!

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    RavieNomNoms — March 13, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    These look amazing! What a lovely idea!

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    finnegan2749 — March 13, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    Reblogged this on finnegan2749.

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — March 13, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Half the time mine get eaten before adding the drizzle, too. :)

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    Bluejellybeans — March 13, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Hi Christina! Say no more, you got me at cinnamon :)

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    Kiri W. — March 13, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    These are so cute! I adore cinnamon, so I am sure these would be a lovely treat for me :)

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    Annie Oakley's Kitchen — March 14, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    Those look so good! I love just about cinnamon anything!

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    Just A Smidgen — March 15, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Oh.. they totally needed that drizzle (not just for flavor) but because they actually now look like cute little miniature cinnamon buns:) Adorable!!

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    Beth Michelle — March 17, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    Oh wow these look amazing! I love cinnamon rolls. I will definitely have to try these.

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    Jilliang — March 27, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    Hi! I love these cookies! Do you ever have an issue with the dough slices crumbling a bit when you slice them? Or could you offer some tips to avoid that?

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    Sylvia — April 3, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    These are wonderful cookies, I will be keeping this recipe to make often, I even had one for
    breakfast this morning, Thanks for such a nice treat.

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