Cinnamon Roll Cookies

/ Sunday, July 1, 2012 /
Cinnamon bun in cookie form!? I'll take it! These were a rush batch of cookies that I made the night before I was going to Vegas for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Convention, so I apologize for the lack of pretty pictures. I hadn't even packed yet that night and my friend was over baking cookies. I guess cookies > convention preparation? hehe :)

These cookies take a little bit more work because you have to roll out the dough, wait for it to firm up, spread on the cinnamon and maple syrup, roll it into a log, wait for it to harden again, cut it into uniform circles, and then bake, cool, and frost. I didn't know what to expect because I've never had "cinnamon roll cookies" before, but let me just say...they were delicious!! The only thing was that I found them to be a bit too sweet. Next time I'll be sure to cut down the sugar (edited in the recipe). Overall, this cookie recipe was a fun one to try. So if you've never had them before...bookmark this recipe and TRY IT!

Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Recipe adapted from: A Little Bit Crunchy


  • 1 1/4 c. flour 
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 T. unsalted, soft butter
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

The Filling:

  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • 2 T. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

The Glaze:

  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-2 T. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


1. Combine and sift the dry ingredients. Set aside.
2. Cream the butter and sugars together.  Add the egg white and vanilla. 
3. Add the dry ingredients just until combined.
4. Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper to form a 12-inch square.  Chill for about 30 minutes. 
5. After chilled, carefully peel the bottom paper off the dough.  Flip the dough and do the same with the other paper. Top the chilled dough with the maple syrup and then sprinkle with the cinnamon and brown sugar.
6. Carefully roll the cookie dough up in a spiral and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze until firm.
7. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. 
8. Slice into 1/4-inch slices and bake on a parchment lined sheet pan for 8-10 minutes. 

9. Allow to cool and then drizzle the powdered sugar glaze onto the cookies. 
10. Enjoy them like a fresh hot cinnamon bun! ;)

-Little Sister


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