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Cinnamon Roll Cookies


You guys loved my fluffy cinnamon rolls so much that I decided to whip up a bun/cookie hybrid.  Today, I present to you the cinnamon roll cookie.  It’s soft and warm with all the flavors of a cinnamon roll but with half the work and effort.  Can we say win-win?




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Cinnamon Roll Cookies
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Serves: 1 dozen cookies

  • 1½ c unbleached flour
  • 1 ts baking powder
  • ¼ ts fine salt
  • ½ ts freshly ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick soft unsalted butter
  • ⅓ c powdered sugar
  • ⅓ c brown sugar
  • 1 ts pure vanilla extract
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • ⅓ c brown sugar
  • 1½ tb freshly ground cinnamon
  • ¼ ts freshly ground cloves
  • 1-2 tb melted butter
  • 4 oz soft cream cheese
  • ⅓ c sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 ts pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tb room temperature whole milk

  1. In the first bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In the second bowl, cream together the butter and sugars for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla and egg.
  4. Slowly incorporate the first bowl with the second bowl. Do not over mix.
  5. Wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  6. Make the filling by stirring the sugar, cinnamon, and cloves together. Set aside.
  7. Make the icing by blending the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk together. Set aside.
  8. Lightly flour your work surface and roll the dough out to ¼” thickness.
  9. Brush the surface with melted butter and evenly sprinkle the filling, leaving about an inch of a border all the way around.
  10. Carefully roll the dough as tightly as you can without breaking the dough. It helps if you slip a piece of nonstick material beneath it {like plastic wrap, wax/parchment, silpat}.
  11. Cover the rolled dough with plastic and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  12. Slice the chilled dough and if time allows, pop the rounds in the fridge for 15-20 minutes as this will prevent them from spreading too much.
  13. Bake the cookies at 350 for 9-11 minutes.
  14. Cool completely and top with icing.


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