Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Hey everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I’m back with some more cookies. I have decided to join Sally’s baking addictions’ monthly baking challenge. I missed last months challenge so I’ll also be doing that this month. Luckily for me she has one main recipe and 2 optional recipe’s if you’re not into that specific monthly recipe. This months recipe is Sky High Chocolate Mouse…  with an OREO CRUST!!!! Yum!

Since my husband isn’t a fan of creamy or mouse type desserts I’ve chosen this month’s alternative recipe, Cinnamon Roll Cookies. I made these on Friday and gave them to the kids at school. They absolutely loved them. It’s Sally’s basic sugar cookie dough so its full of sugary goodness. I usually like to make the kids some cookie bars and add stuff like peanut M&M’s or chocolate chips but they really seemed to like the cinnamon roll cookies too. The kids were so cute, I use a point system with my kids, when they earn 20 points , I give them some cookies. This means that on Friday they were all trying their best to earn some extra points… they were too sweet for words. Therefore I made some more cookies this weekend to give to the rest of my students on Monday. Here’s how you can make these cookies too.

Ingredients:

  • 2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Filling

  • 2 Tablespoons (15g) butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

Icing

  • 1 cup (120g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons (45ml) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside. Then cream the butter. Add the sugar to the butter and mix until smooth and creamy. Then add the egg to the butter mixture and mix together, then add the vanilla.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix together until thoroughly combined.

Divide the dough into two equal parts and form into 2 rectangles and roll out to  about 9×7 inches. Melt the butter for the filling and scoop 1 tablespoon of butter on each, spreading it with a spoon to cover the whole dough surface. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Spread the sugar mixture evenly over the buttered dough. Roll the dough up the dough into two logs. Cover with plastic and chill for 2 hours.

After chilling preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking pan with a baking sheet. Cut the logs into 1/2 inch slices and lay them flat on the baking tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

For the icing mix the ingredients together. Wait for the cookies to cool completely before icing them. Use a spoon to drizzle the icing over the cookies and Viola!!!

Serve with some lovely Pink Strawberry Latte

 Mrs Stepford

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