Cinnamon. Roll. Cookies. Yes, that's right. You're welcome. These cookies are like crack...or how I'd expect crack to be since I've never done crack. Do people "do" crack? Annnnyyyyyway....I can eat a handful of these bad boys easy. They're soft, cinnamon-y, and the frosting is awesome. If you're a sucker for cinnamon rolls, you will overindulge in these. I promise.

These are a slice and bake cookie, which can be good and bad. Good because you can stock them in your fridge for when the craving hits. Bad because they take a little longer to make. But they're not too hard. You make the dough; roll it out; spread the filling; roll it up; chill the dough; and then slice, bake, frost and pop. Pop into your mouth that is. Just try to resist!
Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe
Makes about 2 dozen
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For the dough:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

For the filling:
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the frosting:
1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Make the dough by creaming the butter and powdered sugar together. Mix in the salt and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour until incorporated. Chill for 10-15 minutes.

Roll the dough into a 9x12 rectangle.

Make the filling by mixing the egg white and water until foamy. Spread over the dough. Combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the dough. Roll the dough up from the long end like a cinnamon roll. Seal the edges. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate or freeze until firm.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 1/2 inch slices. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to a flat surface or a cookie rack to cool.

To make the frosting, combine the powdered sugar and cinnamon. Add the vanilla and cream and mix until smooth. Transfer to a ziptop or piping bag and snip the end off of it. Pipe the frosting into a spiral and let harden before stacking.

Source: Recipe Girl


love these emily! haha I don't know if people "do" crack, but I will def be taking a shot at these cookies!! so delish :)

12/13/2012 9:49am

Ahahahaaaa! "do crack" :P

These cookies look so easy and so yummy!

12/16/2012 11:08am

Great photos! :)

Amanda Kopecky
02/22/2013 11:28am

My dough turned out really crumbly. It made it very difficult to roll out and make a log. Suggestions??

She Makes and Bakes
02/22/2013 11:33am

You could add a few drops of water until it's wet enough to roll out. Don't add too much though or it'll spread when it bakes.


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