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Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies? Yes!

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Have I got a treat for you today right before Valentines day!

I was getting ready to cut my traditional sugar cookies in the shape of hearts for this post and a little light bulb went off!  I don’t know if I was craving cinnamon rolls or what, but I thought to myself….I am soooo making these sugar cookies into cinnamon rolls!  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 🙂  I’ll stop talking so you can go make these quickly, make them for your Valentine and he or she will LOVE you forever!!

Roll your chilled dough into about a 12 inch x 5 inch oval.

Just pretend that I’m not spreading all that butter over cookie dough, we’ll all feel better 🙂

Brown sugar is next up

Then the Cinnamon!

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

Place onto your baking sheet

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

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting

No words needed!

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

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

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

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, 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.  These are 100 times better chilled, trust me!!

Makes at least 6 dozen

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  1. 101
    Lisa says:

    I had a problem with my dough sticking as well. I really, really want to make these but it turned into a complete disaster. Maybe another cup of flour? Maybe not enough refrigerator time? I’m also not sure what is meant by “place in plastic wrap in a disc shape”? Maybe because it’s midnight and I should actually be sleeping 🙂 If anyone has suggestions about the super sticky dough please let me know!

  2. 102
    Kathy says:

    These are amazing!!! My husband LOVES snickerdoodles. These are so much more fun than snickerdoodles and way yummier too. You have totally inspired me to start combining different ideas to come up with new recipes. Thanks!!

  3. 103

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    Nicky Shova says:

    I made these cookies over the weekend, my family and friends loved them! They were a hit! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. 107
    Esther says:

    I tried them the other day. They were all gone in less than a week! What a hit!

  8. 108
    Mandiannie says:

    i made them this week and though the didn’t look as lovely as your do, they were delicious! I posted a link to this recipe on a site that I posted the picture of mine on. Hope that’s alright.

  9. 109
    Angela says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I made them for my mom this mother’s day because she loves cinnamon and my whole family thought they were great. Thanks a lot. Please keep posting more recipes. 🙂

  10. 110
    Tony says:

    Just made them for Mother’s Day… AMAZING! Everyone loved them! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  11. 111

    These look amazing. I am going to try them tonight and I thank you in advance for posting the recipe!

  12. 112
    K says:

    These have existed in Quebec for years! They’re called (forgive my french) Pets de soeurs. Translation… Nun Farts LoL. Totally true… Vivre Quebec ;D.

  13. 113
    Tiffany says:

    Growing up we made something similar called pin wheels using pie crust. Same concept…roll out, cover with cinnamon and sugar, roll up and cut about a half inch wide. However we never put any frosting on them.

  14. 114
    Nakita says:

    Soooo making these! YUM. Thanks 🙂

  15. 115
    Westmonster says:

    Oh wow, these look and sound amazing! I think I’ll try them right after your Fluffernutters. IF they go down alright. Otherwise… I’ll still have to try these. 😀

  16. 116
    Mandy C says:

    My sis-in-law made these for my baby shower last weekend and they were SOOO good! I’ll be making this weekend for a big brunch at my in-laws. Thank you, its genius!

  17. 117
    Vanessa says:

    I am in the process of making these cookies right now. I didn’t realize it make 6 dozen cookies, haha. My boys are going to eat them all tomorrow anyway. When I say “my boys” I mean full grown men. Starving artists indeed!lol.

    • 117.1
      Vanessa says:

      I sent this advice to my friend who, on trying the ones I made, decided to make her own.

      Make sure when you roll the dough out, there’s PLENTY of flour on the counter. One of my dough… thingies… got stuck to the counter a little. Also, don’t skimp on the brown sugar or cinnamon. The butter you spread on the dough has to be good and melty or it will put divits in the dough. Also, it yeilds more than 6 dozen cookies. Also, the dough is really crumbley so when you cut the rolls to put them on the baking sheet- be careful.

      That being said- These are my new favorite cookies and will be added to the line-up of Holiday season goodies I make every year.

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    Alexandra says:

    I’m making these right now, I’ve never made a sugar cookie before so i hope they turn out well. The ones on your page look totally awesome! i hope mine taste just as good as your’s.

  20. 120
    lydia says:

    SO GOOD! just as good as they look!!!

  21. 121
    Stephanie says:

    has anyone done this without the sour cream? i’ve never heard of sour cream in my sugar cookies so was just wondering what it would be like without?

  22. 122
    mightymousiest says:

    These cookies were awesome! I couldn’t find the vanilla in my house, so I used the same amount of maple syrup and it was delicious. To the person who asked about the sour cream in the recipe: #1 Thanks for pointing out there’s sour cream in the recipe! If not for you, I would have had to make two trips to the grocery store. I should read more carefully. #2 I tend to hate sour cream, but you definitely cannot taste it in this recipe. It works really well. These cookies are superb and definitely chill them before you eat them. Worth the wait!

  23. 123
    Jenny G says:

    I made these last night except the dough wasn’t rolling out for me so I put some of the dough in mini muffin pans, then brushed with butter topped with brown sugar and cinnamon, then put a tiny bit of dough on top. They turned out great!

  24. 124
    Laurabien says:

    Ok, now you have gone too far.Cinnamon and sugar cookies…. uuuggghhhh I am going to become as big as a house if you keep posting recipies like this!!! They look so ridiculously delish I am going to have to make them….. now.

  25. 125

    these look divine! I will try it someday. thanks!

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  27. 127

    These look soooo delicious. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for posting.

  28. 128
    Evelyn says:

    This takes me back…My mom would make these when she had left over pie dough. They were always gone before the pie! Never occurred to me to make them on purpose!

  29. 129
    ansleigh says:

    these look amazing! i definitely plan to make these i just need an opportunity to do so! kudos

  30. 130
    Hannah says:

    I had to try this recipe as soon as I read it, they are amazing!

  31. 131
    lauralynne says:

    I just made a batch myself, and I must say they are delicious! -And that I agree they are even better chilled! Thanks so much! They are a hit with my family:)

  32. 132
    Lisa says:

    oh my god these are soooo amaazinggggg… i haven’t frosted them yet but here is a picture 🙂

  33. 133
    Lorna says:

    Made these tonight for our weekly Fun Friday swimming day – they didn’t look quite as good as yours. With that said, they were AWESOME tasting. I gave one without the frosting to one of my girls and she LOVED it! I frosted some and not the others. They are good both ways. Looking forward to tasting them tomorrow after spending the night in the refrigerator. Good recipe!

    I do want to know why my cookies were “meltier” looking. They didn’t hold their shape as well – not sure why.

  34. 134
    Nourhan Kay says:

    Hey! Just made these a few days ago and they turned out WONDERFULLY! You’re right–100x better when refrigerated! Thanks for recipe! 🙂
    Here they are on my blog–they don’t look as cookie-like as yours, but they are soo tasty!

    • 134.1
      Mama_B says:

      That’s more how mine turned out too. After the first pan I used a floured drinking glass to press them down a bit to make them a bit flatter. It worked, but they’re still more like yours than the originals.

  35. 135
    Mama_B says:

    I am making these tonight for church snack tomorrow. Can’t wait to try them!

  36. 136
    Margaret says:

    I made these today – they are delicious!
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    Stephanie says:

    I just made these today but the dough was SUPER sticky. Is that how it is supposed to be or did I miss something? Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

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    Matt says:

    mmmm icing! Thanks for this recipe, will give it a go!

  40. 140
    Hannah Heiser says:

    This is hands down the best cookie dough I have ever tasted. The cookies were even better. They smelled exactly like cinnamon rolls and definitely tasted better than one! I can’t wait to make them again! 🙂

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    Caf5964 says:

    Loved these cookies They have become a holiday favorite

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    Lindsay says:

    I have attempted to make these twice now and each time, it seems as though the dough is too soft, sticks to everything and absolutely will not roll and can’t be cut right. Has anyone else experienced this problem? I’ve ended up with 2 messes that had to be thrown away. 🙁

  44. 144
    Jen says:

    Just made these last night (and ate some for breakfast this morning!). These are amazing. They do puff up quite a bit, so don’t worry if they look small on the baking sheet before you pop them in the oven. Thank you so much for sharing!

  45. 145
    Cinds says:

    These were amazing – I adore cinnamon, thanks so much. Btw, if anybody is after a great profiterole recipe I stumbled across this one – it’s excellent:

  46. 146
    sam says:

    these sound AMAZING! I’m going to make them as soon as I go out and get some cream cheese. I’ll post a link back here on my blog when I add them.

  47. 147
    Erin says:

    I made these tonight and they were great! All your ideas are so fun and yummy! 😀

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    Cookie Gifts says:

    I am absolutely making these as a gift for my dad for father’s day!

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    Mandy says:

    I’ve made these too using pie crust…yummy!! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Astrid says:

    I just made these – totally wonderful! thank you so much for the inspiration!

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