Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
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These Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies have cinnamon in the batter of the soft, chewy cookies, with additional cinnamon sprinkled on top of the fluffiest cream cheese frosting!
Seven-ish months ago, I was at a blogger event where my friend Laura brought the treat for the night, which ended up being dirty diet cokes and a variety of cookies from Smart Cookie Company in Midvale, Utah. You can take a peek at the instagram post about it here. It’s actually kind of funny, because when I decided to make these, I hadn’t tried looking for that picture as a reference. I just knew I remembered loving that cookie and wanted to re-make it at home.
I can’t believe how close I got it to look like the real deal without even looking at that instagram picture until I stared typing this post! These Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies are made from my favorite cut-out sugar cookie recipe with the addition of cinnamon and my absolute favorite cream cheese frosting on top, again with a dash of cinnamon! These are “cinnamon roll” sugar cookies after all! I mean, look at the swirl on top!
I had a really fun time shooting these cookies if you couldn’t tell. 😉 It was REALLY hard to narrow down the pictures I chose, but not only are these cookies cute to look at, they are delicious to eat! My friends devoured them super fast, and my husband took what I had saved for me and the kids to work…. I was mad, to say the least! Haha! Such a fun twist on the regular sugar cookie!
Don’t you just want to take a big bite out of that thick chewy cookie with a sip of milk to wash it down?! That’s totally an old fudge jar by the way, but it makes a great milk glass, don’t you think?
Okay, okay! Enough of the banter… here’s the recipe!
Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
*This recipe has been updated (12/4/14) to make these cookies even better! (More moist and cinnamon-y; cookies may appear darker than pictured here because of the extra cinnamon.)
- 1 cup butter (unsalted, at room temperature)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups flour (Lightly spooned into the cup and leveled with a knife when measured. (If you are worried about being heavy handed with the flour, only use 2 3/4 cup.))
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
- 1 recipe The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the sugar. Add the egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to bowl of wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
- Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface until ¼-inch thick. Cut circles out and place onto a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Press scraps together and continue cutting cookies until all the dough is used; try not to overwork the cookie dough.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 12 minutes depending on if you want a soft cookie (8 to 9 minutes) or crisp cookie (10 to 12 minutes). Allow to cool on tray for a few minutes before transferring cookies with a spatula onto a wire rack.
- While cookies cool, prepare The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting and place it in a pastry bag with a coupler and a large round tip. Pipe a thin layer of frosting in a swirl motion on each cookie starting from the outside, and working your way in towards the center. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve. Store in an airtight container.
*The cookies may be stored covered with plastic wrap or in an air tight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Once the cream cheese frosting is made and the cookies are frosted, they either need to stay at room temperature or stay refrigerated; moving the cookies in and out of the fridge for large periods of time may cause food poisoning.
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Recipe above altered from Our Best Bites
This is a cell phone picture of my second attempt at making these cookies better for everyone. You can see they are darker than the original ones because there is more cinnamon in them.
32 Comments on “Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies”
while reading comments i keep reading sour cream.. did i miss that ingredient maybe thats why its really dry?
The previous recipe I had posted used sour cream. I just barely re-made these 2 weeks ago to make them better, so I am shocked that your batter is dry. You have to be really careful when you measure flour for this recipe. If you scoop it with your measuring cup, it will be dry. If you stir it up with a spoon, then lightly spoon it into your measuring cup and level it off with a knife you will be just fine. If you are worried that you are heavy handed with the flour, do 2 3/4 cups of flour and then bake one cookie on a tray first to see if it will hold it’s shape (not spread too much.) You can try adding 2 Tbsp more softened butter to your crumbly batter to try and get your dough to come together.
so im def gonna try adding mote butter but worst case scenraio ill try again and mesaure flour accurately.
thank again and ill keep ya updated
I hope you get it to work out because we really like these cookies!
How much Sour cream? The recipe above doesn’t show sour cream in cookie. I would love to make these this weekend.
I re-made the recipe recently and took out the sour cream. The original recipe was this one, cut in half, with the addition of 1 Tbsp cinnamon, but some people complained that they were plain: https://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com/2013/02/cut-out-sour-cream-sugar-cookies/
Hi!:) so im in the leocess of mKing them but when i added my eet with my dry ingredients the result were weird … the dough is really dry and crumbles did i o something wrong ?:/
Can these be frozen overnight before baking?
Refrigerating them would probably be better. Enjoy!
Can greek yogurt replace the sour cream?
For sure! Use the same amount. 😉
Has anyone else actually made these? I tried following the recipe last night and was very disappointed that they tasted overwhelmingly like flour. I triple-checked that I used the right proportions of ingredients, can anyone think of anything I might have done wrong? They look incredible, but what I ended up with was incredibly bland. Let me know if you have any tips on what I can do better next time. (I did use low fat sour cream because it’s what I had in my refrigerator)
Ben! I’m so sorry you had a bad experience! You couldn’t taste the cinnamon at all? You can try your own favorite sugar cookie recipe with the addition of cinnamon, that’s what I did here, but I’m surprised to hear they tasted only of flour. The only thing I can think of is you may have used excess flour when rolling them out. The low fat sour cream shouldn’t have made a difference. Again, I’m sorry for the bad experience!
Thanks for the response, Amber! Yeah, maybe it was too much flour when rolling them, but I’ll definitely be trying again. Thanks for the inspiration! It’s such a fun cookie
I made these just tonight and was really disappointed to find that they were really doughy, even after leaving them in the oven for a few extra minutes. I haven’t put on the cream cheese icing yet, but I’m hoping that will compensate for the bland flavoring of the cookie itself.
I will try and recreate this soon since two of you haven’t enjoyed them. The cookie itself isn’t a super sweet sugar cookie, but we thought it was good with the frosting.
These look so good, Amber! I love cinnamon, and cream cheese icing! I would be totally mad if my husband stole all of the leftovers, too! lol
It was quite devastating, but I have way too much sugar all the time anyway, so he was probably doing me a favor 😉 Thanks for your compliments!
These cookies look so cute, Amber. I’d love a bite right now!
Thanks Teresa! They were fun to make!
I’m completely hooked and I haven’t even tasted them yet! Your photos look so good, I could reach right through the screen and grab one of those delicious cookies. And that cream cheese frosting!! Love!
Mission accomplished! Thanks for your compliments Jen!
These look great! I LOVE cinnamon rolls – so I can just about guarantee I would love these cookies 🙂
I totally agree!
Oh my gosh, these are the cutest cookies ever! I love cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies so I would totally devour this whole batch! Love all the gorgeous photos too 🙂
Thanks Kelly! They are probably one of the “cutest” cookies I have on my blog 😉