Not what you think….

I bet you are thinking those are cinnamon rolls. Guess again. Those are cookies. Cinnamon Roll Cookies.
The holidays are fast approaching and that means the annual cookie and ornament exchange is coming up. Which means I have to find a cookie that I want to bring. So every year I audition new cookies to see if they will make the cut. This is my first cookie to try out.
I like it. I forgot to roll it in cinnamon-sugar and I think that makes a flavor difference as these were not that flavorful. I plan on making them again but with some orange and almonds in there as well, and make the icing be orange icing.
This is just a quick post. I have had a pretty emotional draining week and the wit and sarcasm you know and love just isn¢â¬â„¢t flowing right now.

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

For the filling:
½ cup sugar
2 TBSP ground cinnamon

For the dough:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
¼ cup warm water
½ tsp powdered egg whites

For the filling combine sugar and 2 TBSP cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside.
Whisk flour, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, and salt together for the dough in a bowl; set aside.
Cream butter and brown sugar in a bowl with a mixer until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix until incorporated. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients, blending just to incorporate; do not over mix.
Trace a 16-x-9-inch rectangle on a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Pat the dough into the rectangle using your hands, then sprinkle half the cinnamon mixture over the dough.
Beginning on a long side and using the paper to help you, roll the dough into a log. Dust the outside of the log with the remaining cinnamon mixture (I forgot to do this). Wrap log in plastic and chill for at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F; line tow baking sheets with parchment paper.
Slice chilled dough into 1/4-inch thick slices and arrange on prepared baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack.
Combine icing ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies, let stand at room temperature.

Adpated from Holiday Cookie from Cuisine at Home Magazine


  1. Those sure do look like cinnamon rolls! Hope your weekend is a peaceful and stressless one. These look like one that might go in my cookie assortment this year. Mmmm.

  2. Cinnamon roll cookies? That’s brilliant!


  4. Those look amazingly like real cinnamon rolls! They’ll be a big hit at your cookie swap.

  5. I made a cookie like this a while back and my dad REALLY liked them a lot. Yours look great.

  6. I thought these look familiar! I have this magazine at home and I was thinking of making them. I’ll have to give them a try.

  7. Sorry to hear about the rough week Pea :( I hope it gets better soon.
    The cookies are quite clever indeed :) I’m glad they passed the “audition.” Although it seems the only criteria for a cookie being a hit with me is how tender it is :)

  8. Incredible idea, I love it!!!

  9. Such a great trick, maple syrup! It would have to be great fun and good.

  10. forgive me there I was trying to say I thought it would be a fun trick to go from cinnamon roll to cookies – I was dreaming maple syrup – sheesh sorry.
    I do think it’s fun that they do look like rolls but are cookies.

    I think I’m suffering from something this week too. Wit and sarcasm not flowing.

  11. I love this idea – perfect way to enjoy the flavor without eating a whole roll!

  12. The cookies look tasty. I hope your week gets better!

  13. They are cute! What about making some of the next batch with raspberry jelly to make a jelly roll version? That could be fun, too.

  14. can’t wait to try these.. cookies and cinnamon rolls are my two favorite things… add them together and i’m in heaven.

  15. These sound great but I can’t wait to see the orange and almond version too! Hope you are feeling better!

  16. these look yummy . I m a cinnamon sucker. I think with the orange and almonds they ll be even more delicious :)

  17. hope things come around for you…

  18. very cute idea!

  19. Sorry to hear about your week. I hope it won’t leave long-lasting pain or sorrow.

  20. Love the idea of auditioning cookies!!! These are cool but I bet I’ll prefer your next version with orange and almonds!

  21. A great idea! those cookies look gorgeous!



  22. If you didn’t mention i would have thought they were rolls than cookies

  23. Hope things get better soon…
    The cookies look lovely!

  24. Hope your weekend is better than the week you had – I’m sure those delicious looking cookies will help!

  25. Wow…those cookies look great. I’m sure they will be a hit. Hope things get better for you.

  26. Ooh, those are adorable! I’ve been trying to think of what kinds of cookies to make and I might have to try these – they’ll look so cute in a tin!

  27. Lovely cookies, I’ll give these a try.

    Hugs to you Pea, hope things are getting better for you.

  28. sorry to hear about your week, hope things get better for you soon. These cookies look great! : )

  29. Those cookies look like a wonderful surprise since they look completely like cinnamon rolls! I may have to give these a try to see if they will make it into my cookie baskets.

  30. Wish I was there to try all of your cookie auditions! These look fantastic!

  31. Love these cookies (I really did think they were cinnamon rolls at first).

    Hope the weekend allows you an opportunity for rejuvenation. Emotionally draining weeks stink. Maybe these cookies will make it better?

  32. Oh, these cookies are so pretty!

  33. You had me fooled. I like the sound of cinnamon roll cookies!

  34. I knew they were cookies all the time lol…nah not really but they sure do look amazingly tasty…please post one to me via email lol…love it keep blogging

  35. Some weeks are like that…hope next week is better. As Duff Goldman says “Cake makes everything better!”

  36. I actually have a cinnamon roll cookie recipe (different one) on my list of holiday cookies to make this year. Maybe I’ll have better luck :) They certainly look good. Love cinnamon rolls of every kind usually!

  37. Hope that you’re recovering form you week. Thanks for lettings us sit in on the cookie auditions!

  38. What an amazing idea! Two of the bests thing! Cinnamon rolls AND cookies!?!? YUM!

  39. Eeep! You know I love all things small and cute, Peabody…but to add delicious into the mix…have I told you before I want to move in with you guys? Well, let’s just say that threat is becoming more and more serious with every post.

  40. You sure got me fooled! Brilliant idea! Looks and sounds delicious!

  41. These are so cute! I bet the orange icing would be great – I love those orange danish canned things (sacrilege I know, but we love what we grew up on!). Sorry about your week, hopefully this one starts off on a better foot.

  42. oooh, i am looking forward to seeing all the cookies you are “trying out” for the holidays :) these are very cute

  43. Your cookies are so cute and creative!

  44. You had me fooled. But these look great I tried to make some spiral snickerdoodles last year and they did not work out so well so I will have to try these.

  45. I hope it wasn’t anything too serious. I will love seeing the good and old Pea back, and these cookies will keep me happy till then!

  46. That is such a cute idea. I hope you are feeling better now, hon. Sending huggles.

  47. I doubt I will ever get around to making cinnamon rolls, but cinnamon roll cookies? Just up my alley!

  48. These are too cute!!

  49. Those look beautiful… and so yummy!

  50. These look fantastic! Can’t wait to make them…


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