It’s time to bake the Best Cinnamon Roll Cookie Recipe... WHY? Because when the Holiday Season comes rolling around, as it does every year, and that means it’s time to start living according to the that stress free schedule. Up in the morning… get everyone dressed… get everyone fed… pack lunches…. wave good-bye! Then head back into the house for a cup of coffee and a day in front of the TV and naps.
The Holiday Season… this means my bank account begins to hemorrhage as we walk through the mall shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone I’ve ever met.
Ahhh… the Mall…. hoards of frenzied shoppers and that smell of cinnamon that wafts out of the Cinnabon Shop. Mmmmmmm cinnamon…. the perfect antidote for the the madness that swirls around me this time of year.
But.. Cinnabons are a calorie BOMB… over 700 calories for one. Sigh. I have to stride through the mall for hours to come close to working that off.
The answer? Cinnamon Roll Cookies… they are small, but packed with flavor. (Truly, this really is the BEST Cinnamon Roll Cookie Recipe … I’ve tried them all!) Now.. I’m not suggesting that these are a diet food (unless you are living on a diet of butter and sugar, and after days like today, I’m seriously considering it), but a few of these won’t wipe out your daily allowance of calories.
This simple cookie is made in a food processor… flour, sugar, butter and a bit of maple syrup… then rolled up around more sugar, and some cinnamon. Mmmmm.
I took some of these along in for the schools annual Holiday Concert… they VANISHED!
Added bonus… they are easy to make, and you can set the dough up ahead of time to just slice and bake as needed.
Best Cinnamon Roll Cookie Recipe
Make Rolling Out Cookies a SNAP
I love my Marble Slab for rolling out cookie dough… it’s cold and smooth, so dough doesn’t get sticky. This rolling pin makes measuring the thickness of the dough so much easier…
Cinnamon Roll Cookies… Step By Step
Wrap the Dough in Plastic Wrap
A square disk is good… makes it easier to roll later
Now put it in the fridge or freezer
Roll Out to Rectangle approx 10 by 15 inchesTrim the sides and add to the end
Brush With Egg White… Then Sprinkle with Brown Sugar/ Cinnamon Mix
Spread it evenly
Roll Up the Dough
Use the Plastic Wrap to Help You
Wrap Up the Roll
Stick it in the Fridge or Freezer
Slice the Dough Log
About 1/4 inch thick
Put the Cookie Rolls On Parchment Papermaybe 1 1/2 inches apart
Brush Cookies with Maple Syrup
Real is great, imitation will work
Bake Until Lightly Browned… maybe 15 to 16 minutes
If you want them crispy… go 18 to 20
Put the Icing in a Pastry Bag or Plastic Baggie… Clip the Corner… Decorate the Cookies
Kids love doing this… they love to splatter icing
Plate and Eat
or just eat….These are GREAT Take-Along Cookies
These cookies are a hit at potluck breakfasts…. bake sales…. luncheons…. teas…. any time you need to take a cookie
Make Cookie Carrying EASY