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Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies

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For a delicious cookie twist on classic cinnamon rolls, make Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies! So soft and rolled up with sweet cinnamon filling then topped with cream cheese frosting, these cookies will absolutely be a new cookie jar favorite.

Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon rolls are one of our most favorite breakfast treats, and now we have turned the same concept into a delicious cookie! These cookies are really big and look so neat once rolled up with the cinnamon-sugar filling. The recipe includes a wonderful cream cheese frosting, but I’ll also tell you how to make a delicious glaze if that is the type of frosting you would rather use.

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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Butter – use regular salted butter.
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Brown sugar – you can use either light or dark brown sugar for this recipe.
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Heavy cream – you can use whole milk instead if needed.
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cream cheese

ingredients to make Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies

How to Make Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies

In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and the granulated sugar together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, vanilla, cream, baking powder, and salt.  Add the flour and beat on low speed, just until combined.

cookie dough batter in a bowl

On a well- floured piece of wax paper or parchment paper, press the dough out into a 15×10 rectangle. Note: This is easiest to do with wet hands. The dough does not need to be rolled out perfectly and it’s okay if it’s a bit messy.

spreading cookie dough out onto parchment paper

In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Spread the filling mixture over the rolled out dough.

spreading cinnamon filling over cookie dough

Starting at one end of the dough, roll the dough up tightly like a jelly roll. Transfer the dough to a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 20 minutes to chill.

cookie dough rolled up like a jelly roll

While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350°F. Once chilled, cut the dough into 10 equal rounds.

cutting cookie dough log into individual cookies

Shape each piece to be more round (keeping it very thick—do not press it out thin) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with several inches between each (they will spread while baking).

cookie dough on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet

Bake the cookies for 15-17 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

freshly baked cookies on a wire cooling rack

Alternative Frosting Option

The printable recipe below includes the homemade cream cheese frosting recipe, but if you’d like to try something different, we love a classic cinnamon roll glaze!

Drizzling frosting onto Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Simple combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 1–2 tablespoons heavy cream in a small bowl until smooth, then drizzle over the cooled cookies. You may need extra heavy cream to get the frosting to the consistency you want, but just add a small amount at a time.

Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies on a wire cooling rack

This glaze allows you to see the cinnamon roll look of the cookies.

Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies with classic frosting

Making Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

Homemade cream cheese frosting is so delicious, and a really nice tough to these cookies.

Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies

To make the cream cheese frosting, beat together the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Scoop the frosting into a zip-top bag and cut off the corner to create a piping bag. Pipe the frosting onto the completely cooled cookies in a swirl. You can dust with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.

Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies with a red checkered napkin and a glass of milk

How to Store Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Keep the cookies in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Warm the cookies up to room temperature on the counter before serving.

stacked Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies next to a glass of milk

More Recipes You Will Enjoy

Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Published By Jill
For a delicious cookie twist on classic cinnamon rolls, make Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cookies! So soft and rolled up with sweet cinnamon filling then topped with cream cheese frosting, these cookies will absolutely be a new cookie jar favorite. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Chill time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 7 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cookies

Ingredients
  

Cookie Dough

  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • additional cinnamon for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and the granulated sugar together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, vanilla, cream, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour and beat on low speed, just until combined.
  • On a well-floured piece of wax paper or parchment paper, press the dough out into a 15×10 rectangle. Note: This is easiest to do with wet hands. The dough does not need to be rolled out perfectly and it’s okay if it’s a bit messy.
  • In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Spread the filling mixture over the rolled out dough. Starting at one end of the dough, roll the dough up tightly like a jelly roll. Transfer the dough to a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 20 minutes to chill.
  • While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cut the dough into 10 equal rounds. Shape each piece to be more round (keeping it very thick—do not press it out thin) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with several inches between each (they will spread while baking).
  • Bake the cookies for 15-17 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting until smooth and creamy. Scoop the frosting into a zip-top bag and cut off the corner to create a piping bag. Pipe the frosting onto the completely cooled cookies in a swirl. Dust with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.
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