cinnamon roll cookies

Cinnamon is my son’s latest favourite flavour. He has been after me forong to make cinnamon cookies or cinnamon buns. I searched high and low for a simple cookie recipe and lo and behold I found it on, here it is. Hope you enjoy these delicious cookies




  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 1/4 pkg (250 g pkg) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk, warmed


  1. In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions.
  2.  Divide dough in half; shape into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Let stand at room temperature until soft enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.
  3. Between waxed paper or cling wrap, roll out 1 disc of dough to 12- x 10-inch (30 x 25 cm) rectangle.Cinnamon Sugar:
  4. Combine sugar, butter and cinnamon; spread half evenly onto rectangle. Starting at long side, roll up dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  5. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch thick slices; place, cut side down and 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined or greased baking sheets.
  6. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, at 200 C oven until pale golden on bottoms and edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute on pans on racks; transfer to racks and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)  

Cream Cheese Glaze:
Combine cream cheese, icing sugar and milk; drizzle over cooled cookies.


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