Cinnamon Bun Cookies

These Cinnamon Bun Cookies are a delicious and quick treat for any occasion. They are chewy and full of flavor. The perfect combination of cinnamon, sugar, and butter make them irresistible!

stack of cinnamon bun cookies on a white plate

The next time you can’t decide if you want to enjoy a tasty cinnamon roll or a cookie, whip up a batch of these delicious cookies. You get the flavor of cinnamon buns with the texture of cookies. You can’t go wrong.

stack of cinnamon bun cookies on a white plate

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These Cinnamon Bun Cookies are a great way to enjoy a delicious treat without all the fuss of making cinnamon buns.
  • And, they are easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients.
  • Plus, they taste like indulgence in every bite!

🛒Ingredients

You will need a few simple ingredients to help you make these delicious cookies. Luckily you can find most of these ingredients in your pantry already, so you may not neve need to make a trip to the grocery store.

  • unsalted butter, room temperature
  • white sugar
  • large egg, room temperature
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Cinnamon Bun Cookies

Making these homemade cookies is so simple. Just follow the step-by-step directions below and you will have a delicious batch of cookies in no time at all. This is just a run down of the instructions you can find the full directions in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Make the dough

Place 3/4 cup butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat for 2 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Add half of the flour mixture to the sugar-butter mixture, combine, and then add the remaining half.

dough being rolled out with a wooden rolling pin on a cutting board

Step 2: Roll out the dough

Flour a clean surface and roll out the dough to 1/2″ thickness, in the shape of a large rectangle. Brush the remaining 1/4 cup of butter on the dough.

Step 3: Finish the cookie dough

Brush the remaining 1/4 cup of butter on the dough. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle all over the cookie dough. Roll the cookie dough into a log, long end to long end.

Step 4: Chill the dough

Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.

Step 5: Prepare the baking sheet

Preheat oven to 350F and remove the cookie dough log from the fridge. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.

cookie dough sliced on a parchment lined baking sheet

Step 6: Slice and bake the cookies

Trim off the edges (about 2-3″) and discard. Slice the remaining dough into 1/4″ thick slices.

Place the slices on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (or silicone mat-lined) at least 1″ apart. Bake for 8-12 minutes, until just slightly golden on the edges.

Step 7: Glaze the cookies – optional

Allow the cookies to cool completely before glazing them in desired. Mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract until combined. Then use a spoon to drizzle over the top of the cookies. Allow the glaze to hardened before serving or storing.

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Fruit – Add in some raisins or dried fruit for a chewy texture.
  • Sprinkles- Sprinkle the top of the cookies with sparkling sugar before baking for an extra sparkle.
  • Chocolate – Drizzle melted white chocolate overtop of the glaze for added sweetness.

If you love cookies check out this Italian Sprinkle Cookies.

stack of cinnamon bun cookies on a white plate

🥄 Equipment

You only need a few basic kitchen tools to help you make this tasty cookie recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this delicious treat.

  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rolling pins
  • Baking sheets or cookie sheets
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

🥫 Storage

Once the cookies are cooled and glazed, you can store them in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Alternatively, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Be sure to wrap each cookie tightly before placing into the freezer.

💭 Tips

A few helpful tips to make sure your cookies come out just perfect:

  • Make sure the butter is room temperature before you begin. This will ensure that it creams together with the sugar easily.
  • Be sure to roll out the dough on a well floured surface. This will prevent it from sticking and make it easier to cut into slices.
  • You can use a pastry brush to spread the butter over the dough, but you could also simply use your hands.
  • For a pretty presentation, drizzle the glaze in a zigzag pattern over each cookie.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Do I have to glaze these cookies?

No, glazing the cookies is optional. You can enjoy them as is or add in a simple dusting of powdered sugar for a more subtle sweetness.

Why use parchment paper when baking cookies?

Parchment paper helps to prevent sticking and also makes for easy clean up. It also provides an even layer of heat for the cookies, which helps them bake evenly.

How do I know when my cookies are done baking?

The edges should be slightly golden brown and the center should look slightly soft.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Cinnamon Bun Cookies

These Cinnamon Bun Cookies are so easy to make. They are the perfect sweet treat when you are craving something a little different!
4 from 2 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 310kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • Mixer
  • Rolling Pin
  • parchment paper
  • Baking sheet or cookie sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for rolling
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon

Glaze – Optional

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Place 3/4 cup butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat about 2 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat for 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add half of the flour mixture to the sugar-butter mixture, combine, and then add the remaining half.
  • Flour a clean surface and roll out the dough to 1/2″ thickness, in the shape of a large rectangle. (You can do this in two batches, if desired.)
  • Brush the remaining 1/4 cup of butter on the dough (you may use slightly less, but make sure all of the dough is buttered).
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle all over the cookie dough.
  • Roll the cookie dough into a log, long end to long end.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and remove the cookie dough log from the fridge.
  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  • Trim off the edges (about 2-3″) and discard. Slice the remaining dough into 1/4″ thick slices.
  • Place the slices on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (or silicone mat-lined) at least 1″ apart.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, until just slightly golden on the edges.

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 501IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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