Cinnamon Roll Cookies

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

Cinnamon roll cookies are a lovely twist on the world famous doughy cinnamon rolls. Offering a crispy edge and a beautifully chewy center, I can guarantee that you will become their fan in a second.

Here’s how you can prepare your own cinnamon roll cookies too…


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

These are the ingredients that we need.


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

1. To begin, sift together the flour, cinnamon (1 tsp), baking soda and salt. Set aside.

2. Place 1/2 cup (110 grams) of the softened butter, white granulated sugar and 1/4 cup (50 grams) of brown sugar in a stand mixer bowl and beat until light in color. Add in egg yolk, applesauce and vanilla and beat to combine.

3. Using a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the flour mixture until just combined. Using your hands, form a dough ball.


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

4. Place the dough ball on a lightly floured wax (or baking) paper and roll out to about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) thickness.


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

5. Melt the remaining butter (3 tbsp – 40 grams) in a pot on a stove or in a microwave oven.

6. In a small bowl, combine the remaining brown sugar (1/2 cup – 100 grams) with the remaining cinnamon (1 tablespoon).


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

7. Using a pastry brush, spread the melted butter on the rolled-out dough.


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

8. Then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top and gently press it into the dough.


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

9. Roll up the dough, beginning with long side (the wax paper placed under the dough can help you here). Place the roll seam side down on plastic wrap and cover tightly. Place the rolled dough in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

10. Remove the chilled roll and cut into 1/2 inch slices.


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

11. Working in batches, place the slices on a lined baking sheet and bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

Mmmm, they smell unbelievably good!


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

12. Let cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet. Then remove to wire racks to cool completely.


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

13. You can optionally drizzle tops of the cookies with glaze (to prepare the glaze, just whisk together the sifted powdered sugar and milk until drizzling consistency is achieved).


cinnamon roll cookies recipe

Enjoy, dear friends!


(This recipe was adapted from Makes about 20 cookies).


10 thoughts on “Cinnamon Roll Cookies

  1. 1
    Adriana says:

    Wow looks beautiful and yummy. For sure I will try this recipe. Thank you for it.

  2. 2
    Lisa says:

    Why am I just now finding this blog!!!!! We think alike…Crochet and Food! and these Cinnamon Rolls look awsome!!!!. Come visit me sometime.

  3. 3
    Geraldine says:

    These look wonderful, definitely one for my next baking day, I love cinnamon.

  4. 4
    diana says:

    Yummy ,will try it

  5. 5
    diana says:

    Yummy,would love to share it with my friends

  6. 6
    sally says:

    Thanks for that recipe, I adore cinamon rolls in all its’s shapes

  7. 7

    This recipe must be done this afternoon! LOVE cinnamon!

  8. 8
    Marli says:


    I tried this recipe
    and posted the result on my blog
    and linked your site !

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    Wish you a Merry Christmas from Germany


  9. 9
    Sara says:

    Hi petra. Thank you for recipe. May I use something else instead of applesauce?

    • 9.1
      Petra says:

      Hi Sara! Instead of applesauce, you can use other fruit puree or a little bit of melted butter (about 2 tbsp).

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