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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

5 from 1 vote

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If you don’t have the time to make cinnamon rolls, make these Cinnamon Roll Cookies! Chewy, soft, and very sweet! Perfect for any occasion.

Cinnamon Roll Cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet

Cinnamon Roll Cookies | Easy!

Have I got the easiest cookie recipe for you today. I’ve been rolling this cinnamon roll cookie idea around in my mind for years (yes, years!) but didn’t make it come to life until recently. I’ve seen a few random cinnamon roll cookie recipes around the internet for a while but didn’t really know HOW I wanted to put mine together until the stars aligned and I saw the vision one afternoon while I was opening my fridge.

A little bit more about the recipe: yes, it uses store-bought sugar cookie dough, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Yes, I throw on a little more sugar (of the powdered variety in glaze form) over the top because I like sugar and it looks pretty and IT’S JUST WHO I AM. Yes, it makes 24 and I ate 13 of those. Yes, I felt sick afterward, but not sick enough to pound 4 more after dinner. Yes, this is why my thighs are still big.

Because I took the help from the store, these came together very simply. There is a little chilling time in between forming and baking, but besides that, it’s a very no fuss recipe. So, there you have it! The easiest recipe on the planet made from some miscellaneous cookie dough I don’t remember buying that I found in my fridge one day a few weeks back.

Main Ingredients Needed

This is a super simple and easy recipe with addicting results. Here’s everything you’ll need for Cinnamon Roll Cookies:

  • Sugar Cookie Dough – I bought this from the store but you can always use a homemade sugar cookie recipe!
  • Brown Sugar – this adds some sticky sweetness.
  • Cinnamon – a warm spice found in almost all cinnamon roll recipes.
  • Powdered Sugar + Water – these two are mixed together to create a glaze. You can sub out the water for milk if desired.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies with icing drizzled on

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Cookies

For full details on how to make these cinnamon roll cookies, see the recipe card down below 🙂

1. Prep

Line two light-colored baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.

2. Roll Out the Dough

Open a package of cookie dough and press dough into a rectangle on one side of a long sheet of waxed paper. Fold the paper over the dough and roll it out to a 12×8 rectangle. If it’s uneven as you’re rolling, trim extras and patch where necessary. 

3. Cover with Cinnamon Sugar

Spread brown sugar over the entire surface of sugar cookie dough and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon.

4. Roll Up + Chill

Roll up dough gently into a tight roll. Wrap in the wax paper you used for rolling and freeze for 30 minutes.

5. Preheat + Slice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Remove cookie log from the freezer and slice into 24 skinny cookies OR 16 thicker cookies. Cookie amount depends on which way you rolled your cookies, from the 8 inch side (16 thick cookies) or from the 12 inch side (24 thinner cookies).

6. Bake + Cool

Place onto prepared baking pans and bake 8 minutes for the skinny cookies, or 10 minutes for the thicker cookies.

Remove from oven and cool 5-7 minutes on the hot baking sheets before drizzling with icing.

7. Drizzle with Icing

To make the icing, stir water, bit by bit into the powdered sugar until it’s the consistency of white school glue. Drizzle over cookies and serve!

Make-Ahead Instructions

Luckily for you, Cinnamon Roll Cookies are a great make-ahead recipe. Perfect for the holidays or just when you want some cookies. Simply follow the directions through Step 4: Roll Up + Chill. Wrap the cookie dough log well in plastic wrap then store in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. To bake, thaw, slice and bake as normal!

More Cinnamon-y Cookies to Try!

If you loved these Cinnamon Roll Cookies, I just know you’ll want to make these next:

Anyways, pin it, share it, print it, make it, eat it, don’t lose weight. Have a great day, friends! xo

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy!

5 from 1 vote

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

If you don't have the time to make cinnamon rolls, make cinnamon roll cookies! Chewy, soft and very sweet! Perfect for any occasion.
servings 21
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins

Ingredients

for the icing:

Instructions

  • Line two light colored baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Open package of cookie dough and press dough into a rectangle on one side of a long sheet of waxed paper. Fold paper over dough and roll out to a 12×8 rectangle. If it’s uneven as you’re rolling, trim extras and patch where necessary. 
  • Spread brown sugar over entire surface of sugar cookie dough and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon.
  • Roll up dough gently into a tight roll. Wrap in waxed paper you used for rolling and freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove cookie log from the freezer and slice into 24 skinny cookies OR 16 thicker cookies. Cookie amount depends on which way you rolled your cookies, from the 8 inch side (16 thick cookies) or from the 12 inch side (24 thinner cookies).
  • Place onto prepared baking pans and bake 8 minutes for the skinny cookies, or 10 minutes for the thicker cookies. Remove from oven and cool 5-7 minutes on the hot baking sheets before drizzling with icing.
  • To make the icing, stir water, bit by bit into the powdered sugar to until its the consistency of white school glue. Drizzle over cookies and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll cookies

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  1. The Better Baker

    You are brilliant! That’s definitely a gift you have…I love to bake, but creative ideas sure don’t come to me like they do to you…SO grateful for YOU. <3 I can't wait to try these…thanks for sharing…your transparency is heart warming.

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