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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

These easy holiday cookies use a cinnamon-spiced sugar cookie dough and are swirled with a brown sugar cinnamon filling followed by a sweet glaze on top. If you love the flavors of cinnamon rolls, Cinnamon Roll Cookies are a must-try!

Cinnamon roll cookies on a wire rack on a baking tray


Are you looking for the ultimate Christmas cookie to make this holiday season? These cinnamon bun cookies are a must-make! Each bite is perfectly sweet and spiced with cinnamon flavor.

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I remember my mom used to buy these Dare Cinnamon Danish Cookies when I was a child. I would devour them! So good! These cookies remind me of them. Except better because they are homemade!

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    Add some cinnamon cookies to your cookie tray to serve to family and friends. You can also make a batch to enjoy for yourself. I won’t judge. I’d do the same thing!

    Ingredients

    These are the ingredients to make cinnamon roll sugar cookies. 

    For the cookies

    • All-purpose flour
    • Baking soda
    • Baking powder
    • Cinnamon
    • Butter
    • Sugar
    • Egg yolks
    • Vanilla extract

    For the filling

    • Butter
    • Brown sugar
    • Cinnamon

    For the glaze

    • Powdered sugar
    • Milk
    cinnamon roll cookies ingredients

    How to Make Cinnamon Roll Cookies from Scratch

    Step One: In a medium bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.

    Step Two: In a large bowl, add the softened butter and sugar and mix with a mixer until just combined. Add in the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.

    Step Three: Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture until just combined, being careful to not overmix.

    Step Four: Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

    Step Five: Roll the cookie dough on a sheet of parchment paper until it’s about 1/4″ thick.

    cinnamon roll cookie dough on a baking sheet

    Step Six: Prepare the filling by stirring together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

    Step Seven: Spread the filling over the roll-out cookie dough before rolling the dough into a log (like making a pumpkin roll).

    Filling spread out on cinnamon roll cookie dough

    Step Eight: Place the roll in the fridge for about an hour (or pop it in the freezer for 20 minutes) to chill the dough so it holds its shape when slicing the cookies.

    Step Nine: When the dough has 10 minutes left to chill, preheat the oven to 350F.

    cinnamon roll cookie dough being rolled into a log

    Step Ten: Slice the roll into 1/2″ sections before placing each piece at least 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.

    Step Eleven: Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (20 minutes if you prefer a crunchier cookie).

    Step Twelve: Allow to cool a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

    Step Thirteen: While the cookies cool, prepare the glaze by whisking the powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies and serve.

    cinnamon roll cookies on a baking sheet, unbaked and baked

    Helpful Kitchen Tools

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    Storage Instructions

    You can store cinnamon roll sugar cookies at room temperature for 5 to 7 days. I recommend storing in an airtight container to make sure they stay soft and chewy.

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    Can you freeze cinnamon roll cookies?

    Yes, they are freezer friendly! Prepare the cookies as directed and let them come to room temperature. Store in a freezer safe container or freezer bag. 

    If you’re using a container, add a piece of parchment paper between each layer.

    You can freeze them, when store properly, for up to three months.

    Cinnamon roll cookies on a wire rack

    Yes, you can even freeze the cookie dough. Prepare the recipe up to the point where you roll it into a log. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and then again with aluminum foil. Store in the freezer for up to three months.

    When you are ready to bake them, thaw in the fridge and then slice and bake.

    Can I eat these warm or cold?

    They taste delicious warm or cold! We love them fresh out of the oven and they are just as good after they’ve cooled down to room temperature.

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    What to Serve with Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

    Here are a few ideas on what to serve with your cookies.

    A stack of cinnamon roll cookies on a plate

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    Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 18
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Additional Time 1 hour 30 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
    These easy holiday cookies use a cinnamon-spiced sugar cookie dough and are swirled with a brown sugar cinnamon filling followed by a sweet glaze on top. If you love the flavors of cinnamon rolls, these cookies are a must-try!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    • ¾ tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tbsp cinnamon
    • 1 cup salted butter softened
    • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    Filling

    • 4 tbsp salted butter melted
    • ½ cup brown sugar
    • 2 tsp cinnamon

    Glaze

    • ¾ cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tbsp milk

    Instructions

    • In a medium bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
    • In a large bowl, add the softened butter and sugar and mix with a mixer until just combined. Add in the egg yolks and vanilla extract. MIx thoroughly.
    • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture until just combined, being careful to not overmix.
    • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
    • Roll the cookie dough on a sheet of parchment paper until it's about ¼" thick.
    • Prepare the filling by stirring together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
    • Spread the filling over the roll-out cookie dough before rolling the dough into a log (like making a pumpkin roll).
    • Place the roll in the fridge for about an hour (or pop it in the freezer for 20 minutes) to chill the dough so it holds its shape when slicing the cookies.
    • When the dough has 10 minutes left to chill, preheat the oven to 350°F.
    • Slice the roll into 1/2" sections before placing each piece at least 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
    • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (20 minutes if you prefer a crunchier cookie).
    • Allow to cool a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
    • While the cookies cool, prepare the glaze by whisking the powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies and serve.

    Notes

    Use the baking time as a guide, but keep an eye on your cookies as they back since every oven runs differently.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cinnamon cookies, cinnamon roll cookies, cinnamon sugar cookies

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