Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

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  • Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies by Alicia of The Baker Upstairs for I Heart Naptime
    Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

    Cinnamon rolls + cookies = genius, right? I absolutely love cinnamon rolls, but for some reason they are one of those things that I struggle a lot with making. Plus they feel like so much work! I adore sugar cookies, and decided to try a combination of the two. The result was a rich, soft, cinnamony sugar cookie topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting and a little sprinkle of cinnamon. They are to die for!

    Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
    I had seen some similar cookies on Pinterest a while ago, but thought it would be fun to see if I could adapt my favorite soft sugar cookie recipe to make a cinnamon version. The result was perfect! I’m kind of amazed at how just a few little tweaks can make such a big difference in the flavor of the cookie. These are a new favorite with my whole family, and the batch I made was gone within 24 hours. Yum!

    Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

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    Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

    Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

    rich, soft, cinnamony sugar cookie topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting and a little sprinkle of cinnamon. They are to die for!

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Chill Dough 30 minutes
    Total Time 50 minutes
    Servings 24
    Calories 264 kcal
    Author I Heart Naptime Contributor

    Ingredients

    • for the cookies:
    • 1 cup 8 ounces butter, softened
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • 3 cups flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • for the frosting:
    • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
    • 8 tablespoons 4 ounces butter, softened
    • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1-2 teaspoons milk or cream as needed
    • additional cinnamon for sprinkling

    Instructions

    1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla, and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and mix until a firm dough forms. Chill 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 400. Roll the dough into one inch balls and place on baking sheets lined with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray. Flatten each ball slightly with your hand or with a drinking glass to be about 1/3-1/2 inch thick. Bake 8-10 minutes or until the bottom edges are just slightly golden brown. Remove and let cool before frosting.
    3. To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add the vanilla and milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Beat until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cookies in a spiral shape and sprinkle with cinnamon.
    Nutrition Facts
    Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 264 Calories from Fat 117
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 13g 20%
    Saturated Fat 8g 40%
    Cholesterol 49mg 16%
    Sodium 171mg 7%
    Potassium 83mg 2%
    Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
    Sugars 20g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 8.7%
    Calcium 3.7%
    Iron 5%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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