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Easy Cinnamon Roll Cookies

These cinnamon rolls cookies are delightful! Picture the warm, comforting flavors of your favorite cinnamon rolls, wrapped up in the perfect cookie form.

Featuring a buttery sugar cookie dough, swirled with a delightful cinnamon sugar filling, and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze, this cinnamon roll cookie recipe will make your taste buds dance with delight.

What ingredients do you need for these cinnamon Roll Cookies?

Cookies:                                  

  • ½ cup salted butter, soft                                    
  • ½ cup margarine, soft                
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar                            
  • 1 egg                                           
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup            
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla                        
  • 2 ½ cups flour                              
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda              
  • ½ teaspoon salt 

Filling:

  • ¼ cup butter, melted    
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Topping: 

  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt 

How do you make it?

Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper 

In a small bowl combine the filling ingredients and mix until smooth 

Spread the mixture on a parchment paper lined sheet and freeze

In a mixing bowl beat the butter, margarine, and sugar until well combined 

Add in the egg, corn syrup, and vanilla 

In a small bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together until well combined then add to wet ingredients until a dough forms 

Remove the filling from the freezer and cut into small squares 

Fold the squares into the dough just to combine 

Scoop the dough onto the lined sheets and bake for about 10 minutes 

Cool on the pan then on a wire rack 

Melt the white chocolate chips, pour into a piping bag and swirl over each cookie 

Serve & enjoy! 

Cinnamon Roll Cookie FAQs

  • What type of flour should I use? Always use all-purpose flour for the best results in this recipe. It has the right balance of protein to give the cookie structure without making it too tough.
  • Can I use store-bought dough? While you can use store-bought dough, nothing beats the flavor of homemade cinnamon roll cookie dough. You’ll also miss the fun of creating the cinnamon filling swirls!
  • Can I use a hand mixer instead of a stand mixer? Absolutely! Though a stand mixer makes it easier, a hand mixer can also get the job done. Just ensure to frequently scrape the sides of the bowl to integrate all ingredients.

Tips & Tricks

  • When rolling the dough, make sure to work on a lightly floured surface to prevent sticking. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a large rectangle.
  • When rolling up the dough, start from the long edge and roll tightly to form a cookie dough log. Chill this log wrapped in plastic wrap to help it maintain its shape during slicing and baking.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the log into half-inch slices. For a beautiful presentation, ensure all cookies are of the same thickness. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, giving each cookie enough space to spread while baking.

Variations

  • Add some melted butter to your cinnamon sugar mixture for a richer flavor.
  • For a holiday twist, add some pumpkin spice or nutmeg to your dough or filling.
  • You can also experiment by replacing the simple vanilla glaze with a cream cheese frosting, giving a nod to the classic topping on cinnamon rolls.

Where to Serve

These cinnamon roll cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday season cookie platter. You can also serve them as a sweet treat after a family meal, at a bake sale, or as a homemade gift for your loved ones.

How To Store Leftovers

Store your baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze the cookie dough log wrapped in plastic wrap and a layer of foil for up to 3 months.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Cookies are too hard: This is usually due to over-baking or adding too much flour. Follow the recipe card precisely and check your cookies regularly while they bake. They should be golden brown, not dark brown.
  • Cookies are not holding their shape: Make sure your dough is thoroughly chilled before slicing and baking. This helps them maintain their form.
  • The filling is leaking out: Don’t overfill your cookies. A thin layer of the cinnamon sugar filling is all you need.

Tips for Making this Recipe with Kids

Kids can help with measuring dry ingredients and mixing them in a medium bowl. They will also love rolling out the dough, spreading the cinnamon mixture, and rolling it up. Supervise them while using the sharp knife.

Topping Options

You can top your delicious cookies with a cream cheese glaze for a decadent touch, or keep it simple with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Why This Recipe Works

What makes these cinnamon roll cookies stand out is the perfect blend of a chewy sugar cookie base and a sweet cinnamon filling. Each bite reminds you of the best part of a homemade cinnamon roll, but in a bite-sized cookie form! Plus, who doesn’t love the convenience of a cookie with the flavors of one of the favorite desserts?

From the first time you combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, to when you finally pull the golden brown beauties from the oven and let them cool on the wire rack, your kitchen will be filled with the most tantalizing aroma.

This recipe is truly the good stuff – everything you love about cinnamon buns and cookies combined in a simple, delicious treat. And trust me, these soft cinnamon roll cookies are just as fun to make as they are to eat. Dive in and give them a try – your sweet tooth will thank you.

What are some other fun cinnamon roll recipes to try?

If you are looking for more fun cookie recipes be sure to check out this comprehensive list! The Best Cookie Recipes For Year Round Baking!

Easy Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Yield: 12 cookies

Easy Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These cinnamon roll cookies are soft and chewy and perfect for any occasion!

Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • ½ cup salted butter, soft
  • ½ cup margarine, soft
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Topping:
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper 
  2. In a small bowl combine the filling ingredients and mix until smooth 
  3. Spread the mixture on a parchment paper lined sheet and freeze
  4. In a mixing bowl beat the butter, margarine, and sugar until well combined 
  5. Add in the egg, corn syrup, and vanilla 
  6. In a small bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together until well combined then add to wet ingredients until a dough forms 
  7. Remove the filling from the freezer and cut into small squares 
  8. Fold the squares into the dough just to combine 
  9. Scoop the dough onto the lined sheets and bake for about 10 minutes 
  10. Cool on the pan then on a wire rack 
  11. Melt the white chocolate chips, pour into a piping bag and swirl over each cookie 
  12. Serve & enjoy! 

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 415Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 47mgSodium 246mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 1gSugar 33gProtein 4g

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