Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

These Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies are to die for. They’re so soft, full of cinnamon and covered with a sweet, smooth glaze. I can’t get enough!

baked Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

My Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies are about to make your day! Making cookies is one of my favorite hobbies. This recipe is a massive winner. Brace yourself friends, you will NOT be able to stop eating these, they are that good. My husband and I both agree the only way to enjoy these beauties is after they’ve chilled in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Talk about heaven 🙂

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rolling dough for Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

What You’ll Need

  • salted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • sour cream
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • milk

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

  1. In an electric or stand mixer, cream the sugar and butter. Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream until well combined. Slowly add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  2. In 2 batches, place in plastic wrap in a disc shape and chill for at least 2 hours for best results.
  3. Once chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and cut each disc into thirds and roll into a 1/8 inch thick oval, about 12 inches X 5 inches. Spread each rolled pieces of dough with 2 Tablespoons softened butter, 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Start rolling from the long end closest to you, rolling into a log shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 inch pieces of dough then placing onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
  4. To prepare frosting, beat the cream cheese until softened and smooth, slowly add powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency. Frost cookies then place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

spread softened butter over cookie dough

Spread softened butter over dough.

sprinkle brown sugar over buttered sugar cookie dough

Sprinkle with brow sugar and cinnamon next!

roll Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookie dough into a log to cut into slices

Time to roll into a cute little log, then use a sharp knife to cut into slices

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookie dough on baking sheet

Place onto your baking sheet

baked Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

Baked to perfection, I’m drooling just thinking about them again

Frost Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

frost Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with cream cheese frosting

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting

baked Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

No words needed!

baked Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

How To Serve

Serve cinnamon roll cookies for any occasion where cookies are needed. Great for Holidays, baby showers,  and any occasion really.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They taste great chilled.

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Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

These Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies are to die for. They're so soft, full of cinnamon and covered with a sweet, smooth glaze. I can't get enough!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 1 hr 11 mins
Servings: 72 cookies
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • stand mixer
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1 Cup butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 6 Cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons softened butter (slice 2 Tablespoons 6 times totaling 12 tablespoons)
  • 1 1/2 Cups packed light brown sugar divided into 1/4 Cups
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon divided

Frosting

  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tablespoons milk to thin icing

Instructions

  • In an electric or stand mixer, cream the sugar and butter. Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream until well combined. Slowly add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  • In 2 batches, place in plastic wrap in a disc shape and chill for at least 2 hours for best results.
  • Once chilled, cut each disc into thirds and roll into a 1/8 inch thick oval, about 12 inches X 5 inches.  Spread each rolled pieces of dough with 2 Tablespoons softened butter, 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.  Start rolling from the long end closest to you, rolling into a log shape.  Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 inch pieces of dough then placing onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
  • To prepare frosting, beat the cream cheese until softened and smooth, slowly add powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency.  Frost cookies then place in refrigerator until ready to serve.  These are 100 times better chilled, trust me!!

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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249 Responses
  1. Wanda

    Is the cinnamon amount correct on the ingredients? It says 1-1/2 tablespoons but you only use 1/4 teaspoon for each roll in the directions. That would come to 1-1/2 teaspoons.

  2. Melissa

    I found this recipe back in 2010 when an old coworker forwarded this recipe to me and asked me to make them. I am SO GLAD I DID. I have been making these ever since – and I get asked to make these so often. This is hands down my absolute favorite cookie. and 100% fact they are better cold. just wanted to say thank you. i love these. and i’ll make them until i die.

  3. Ana

    Hi, I wonder if anyone has made these. I just made them and my batch is very sticky, is this normal, should I add more flour? I live overseas in a very humid weather and also maybe the flour is not very strong. Any suggestions?

    1. Melissa

      Did you chill the dough in the fridge overnight? if not, you may want to add more flour when rolling out the dough. i keep my counter good and floured when rolling them out and i don’t have the sticky issue (but also I’m NOT in a humid climate)

  4. Melissa

    I’m a huge fan of both cookies and cinnamon rolls and I love that this recipe combines both! Definitely a must-bake cookie recipe, for sure!

  5. lakhbir

    I made this yesterday.My entire family loved it and praised me since I don’t do much cooking.Thanks for sharing

  6. Teresa Dillehay

    I am wondering about freezing these for a cookie swap. When is the best time to freeze in the process (after icing?) These look wonderful!

  7. Lola Lambrechts

    WHAT?! These are amazing (well at least they look it) I am totally going to make these this morning! My brother and sister said that they’d rather have real cinnamon rolls! But then I showed my sister some of the pictures, and she said that I could make them instead! Thank you!!

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