Cinnamon Roll Cookies combine two delicious sweet favorites into the ultimate sweet treat. This hybrid recipe of cookies and cinnamon rolls is filled with the sweet cinnamon goodness of cinnamon rolls and made into little tasty cookies.
Of all the recipes we’ve made over the years, these cookies have to be one of our favorite – and one of the most unique. These little guys puff up just like classic cinnamon rolls, and they have that classic cinnamon and sugar swirl that we all love. The only difference is that they’re in cookie form. We altered a cinnamon roll recipe to make the pastry portion more like a cookie and cut them thin to create these delicious cinnamon roll cookies.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
These delicious bites really are a combination of cinnamon rolls and cookies. They’re not just cinnamon rolls that we sliced thinly. By changing the recipe a bit, we were able to give the cinnamon roll dough a more cookie-like texture which perfectly bakes up in the oven to make real cookies!
Made just like cinnamon rolls, these cookies have the classic cinnamon sugar swirl throughout them, making every bite a combination of a sweet, soft cookie and a cinnamon sugar blast that will have you coming back for seconds and thirds.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these delicious cookies. You might have everything you need in your kitchen already.
For the Cinnamon Swirl
- Granulated sugar
- Ground cinnamon
For the Cookie Dough
- Softened butter
- Room temperature sour cream
- Granulate sugar
- Room temperature large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- Orange zest
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Active dry yeast
**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies Instructions
The instructions for these cookies are as simple as the ingredient list. It only takes a few simple steps to make these.
Step 1: Make the Cinnamon Sugar
Combine the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
Step 2: Combine the Dry Ingredients
Combine the flour, baking powder, and active dry yeast in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Step 3: Combine the Wet Ingredients
In another mixing bowl, beat the butter with the granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy. Then, stir in the eggs, vanilla extract, orange zest, and sour cream.
Step 4: Make the Dough
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to form the dough.
Step 5: Make the Cookies
Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a 1/4-inch-thick rectangle. Then, spread half the cinnamon-sugar mixture onto each rectangle and roll each of them into a roulade. Cut each roulade into discs to make the cookies.
Step 6: Bake
Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy!
Hint: Make sure your yeast is fresh so the dough will puff up.
It only takes a few simple pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Hand mixer
- Baking sheet
Store these in an air-tight container at room temperature for about 3 days or in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to a week.
This is a very simple recipe, but we have some tips that will help ensure you make the best cookies possible.
Fresh Yeast – Always be sure your yeast is fresh so the cookies will rise as intended.
Room Temperature Eggs and Sour Cream – It’s important to have your eggs and sour cream at room temperature to facilitate mixing and ensure the cookies rise well.
Softened Butter – Be sure your butter is fully softened so it creams well with the sugar.
Don’t Overbake – You might be tempted to leave these cookies in the oven longer, but be aware that they’re meant to be just golden and not too brown.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies FAQ
If you have questions about these cinnamon roll cookies, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most frequently asked questions about this recipe.
What are cinnamon roll cookies?
Cinnamon roll cookies combine a dough that’s sort of a cross between a cinnamon roll and sugar cookie dough and roll it up with a cinnamon-sugar swirl just like cinnamon rolls.
How long are these good for?
These cookies will last for about 3 days at room temperature or a week in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze cinnamon roll cookies?
Yes, you can. Place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container in single layers with parchment paper between each layer and freeze for up to 3 months.
More Cinnamon Roll Recipes
If you love cinnamon rolls, then we have some recipes that we think you’re going to enjoy.
Try These Delicious Cinnamon Roll Cookies
These delicious cinnamon roll cookies take two classic treats and combines them into one amazingly tasty snack that is equal parts cookie and cinnamon roll. With dough that’s both soft like a cinnamon roll and firm and golden like a cookie and the classic cinnamon sugar swirl, these cinnamon roll cookies tick all the boxes of both of these tasty treats. Give them a try, and we know you’ll love them as much as we do.
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Cinnamon Roll Cookies
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 ¼ cup salted butter softened
- ½ cup sour cream at room temperature
- 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons orange zest, grated
- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- In a small bowl combine the granulated sugar with the ground cinnamon and set aside.
- In another mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and active dry yeast. Set aside.
- In another mixing bowl beat the butter with the granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy.
- Stir in the eggs, vanilla extract, orange zest, and sour cream.
- Fold in the dry into the wet ingredients and form a cookie dough.
- Divide the dough in half and roll into a rectangle ¼ of an inch thick.
- Spread half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll into a roulade. Cut out the cookies and arrange them on a cookie sheet, lined with a piece of parchment paper. Repeat the same thing with another half of the cookie dough.
- Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes in an already heated oven at 350 F degrees.
- Serve and enjoy.