These slice-and-bake cookies come together just like cinnamon rolls, but without the rising time. And we didn't skimp on cinnamon roll flavor, we made sure to add a cream cheese icing.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add the sugar and salt. Beat on medium 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in 1 egg and the vanilla. Beat in flour.

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  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap; chill until easy to handle (30 to 60 minutes). On a floured surface roll dough to a 15x10-inch rectangle. Brush with the lightly beaten egg. Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over dough. Roll up from a long side. Place roll on a baking sheet or tray, cover, and freeze about 30 minutes or until firm enough to slice.

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a serrated knife to cut roll into 1/4-inch slices; place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

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  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Remove; cool on wire rack. Drizzle cooled cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle.

To Store

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (Cinnamon Roll Cookies)

108 calories; 6 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 77 mg sodium. 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 1 g protein;

Cream Cheese Icing Drizzle

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  • In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and enough milk to make drizzling consistency. Makes about 3/4 cup.

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Reviews (4)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2018
These cookies taste wonderful but I also had a terrible time trying to roll them. Nothing like the ease demonstrated in the video. I've only made roll out cookies a few times so perhaps my novice skills played into this but here are some details. The dough was refrigerated for well over an hour but when I attempted to roll them out on my floured mat with my floured roller, the dough stuck terribly. With much frustration I was able to shape it into a smaller-than-called-for rectangle but the dough was so sticky that I put my whole mat into the freezer in an attempt to let it set. When I pulled it out a half-hour later, I forgot to add the egg wash and put on the cinnamon-sugar directly on the dough. Even after the freezing, the dough still stuck to the mat. I was able to start the roll but it was impossible to maintain it, even with the help of a spatula. The dough stuck and tore. In the end, I desperately smushed the dough together in a log shape and froze it for a few hours. I'm sure the missing egg wash contributed to this but when slicing the dough, the cookies were falling apart between the layers of dough and the cinnamon sugar. I placed them into roundish shapes and baked them. The flavor is spot on but I called them cinnamon sugar cookies rather than Cinnamon Roll cookies.
Rating: 1 stars
12/15/2018
I made this recipe exactly to the directions and at the point it was time to roll the dough into a long, it was too pliable and soft and was just falling apart and sticking to the mat I use for all my baking. I am extremely disappointed in this recipe. I have been baking for a long time and don't understand how this could have happened when I followed the recipe to the letter. I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.
Rating: Unrated
12/29/2018
I have not attempted these yet, but having done a bit of baking, I noticed she was used a marble (or sort) counter for rolling, which is wonderful for rolling dough. Average person isn't so lucky. But, they look so good, Iwill try and roll them on my counter as well.
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Rating: Unrated
12/02/2018
My neighbor made these for us and we ate them up so fast I had to beg him for the recipe so I could make some more! I made a little extra of the cinnamon mixture and added a handful of finely chopped walnuts to the mix. I also added 1/4tsp vanilla to the icing.