Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe

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Cinnamon Roll CookiesWe never get to eat Cinnamon Rolls around my house. In fact, I remember when I was a kid it was a special treat to get cinnamon rolls. We make them for holidays and special occasions. So these Cinnamon Roll cookies are a cute spin on that special treat.

Today, I ran to the grocery store to get a few ingredients that I needed for my husbands birthday cake. While we were shopping my husband texted me for cinnamon rolls and thick cut bacon. Normally I would have told him no because we don’t eat it on a regular basis, but since it’s his birthday I decided to get them for him.

My poor family is deprived of bacon because I don’t like it. I’ve been told I’m a terrorist because I don’t like bacon. My favorite response to not liking bacon came from my good friend, she said, “Have you tried it?” I just laughed.


Cinnamon Roll Cookies

It’s such a big deal to get bacon in my house that I surprised my husband one year for our anniversary by making him bacon roses. I literally woke him up making coffee and bacon, it was like watching a man commercial. He even snapped a picture and shared it with him friends, told everyone I was the best wife ever…My husband is so easy to please. Cinnamon Roll Cookies

On Christmas morning this year we had a huge breakfast with apple cinnamon rolls. We all had a double helping, because why not it’s Christmas. Cinnamon Roll Cookies

These Cinnamon Roll Cookies are a new spin on a classic. Rolling the cookie dough with a layer of cinnamon sugar makes them look exactly like mini cinnamon rolls. The icing you use on them is a little thicker than that on the baked rolls. Because you want it to harden, making it less messy to eat. Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe

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What you will need

  • Cookie Dough
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • Filling
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Beat butter, sugar, salt and vanilla until light and fluffy, approx 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the flour and mix until just combined (don't over mix).
  • Take dough out, pat into a large ball and flatten into a disk.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.
  • On a thoroughly floured surface, roll the dough out into a 9x12" rectangle.
  • Brush the melted butter over the dough then sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on top evenly.
  • Tightly roll the dough into a long log.
  • Cut log in half and wrap both halves separately in plastic wrap.
  • Freeze until firm, about 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Remove one half if dough from freezer.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice dough into 1/2" slices and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until very lightly golden in top.
  • Allow them to cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Repeat this process with the second log of dough.
  • While cookies are cooling, prepare icing by whisking powdered sugar, cream and vanilla until smooth. Once cookies are completely cool, drizzle the icing on with a spoon or piping bag.
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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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