December 3, 2021

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

There’s no better spice than cinnamon in my opinion. Its flavor gives me a mental image of a warm hug! I decided to incorporate one ofmy favorite breakfast foods, cinnamon rolls, into a cookie. I give you, a Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookie!


These cookies are packed with cinnamon flavor and toppedwith a cinnamon cream cheese frosting.


How to Make Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies


Like with most cookies, we will start with the butter, shortening, and sugar getting mixed together. You want to beat these ingredients together until it lightens in color and becomes fluffy.


Next, add the egg and vanilla extract at a low-medium speed. Let these get fully incorporated into the mixture.


Add all the dry ingredients next: the flour, baking powder,cream of tartar, and cinnamon. As it is mixing, add the milk, and let the dough mix fully to incorporate all the ingredients.


Scoop the dough out on a piece of plastic wrap and wrap it up and put it in the fridge for a couple hours to chill.


Once the dough has chilled, roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2”-3/4” thickness. Use a round cookie cutter and cut out circlesfrom the dough. Do this over and over until you don’t have enough dough to rollout and cut another circle.


Place all your circle cookie doughs on a sheet tray and put in the freezer for 15 minutes.


After they have chilled in the freezer, place them on a different sheet tray and bake at 350 degrees F for 7-9 minutes. Let them cool completely before frosting them.


How to Make Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting


The cream cheese frosting is easy to make. Make sure your cream cheese is soft at room temperature!


Mix all the ingredients together: cream cheese, powder sugar, vanilla, milk, and cinnamon.


When the cookies are cooled, you can use a knife or a back of a spoon and spread the frosting on the cookie. If you’d like, sprinkle some more cinnamon on top!




Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

These soft cinnamon roll sugar cookies will make you think you are actually eating a cinnamon roll! Packed with cinnamon flavor and topped with cream cheese frosting, these will be your new favorite cookie.


Sydney Delong











Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Beat the butter, shortening, and sugar together until it lightens in color and becomes fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, beat until combined.
  3. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar, and cinnamon. While those are mixing in, add the milk, and continue to mix until it is well combined.
  4. Turn the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap it up and put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  5. Once the dough has chilled, roll it out on a floured surface, and cut circles out.
  6. Put all the dough circles on a sheet tray and into the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  7. After they are frozen, bake at 350 degrees F for 7-9 minutes.
  8. Let them cool completely before frosting.
  9. To make the cream cheese frosting, mix all of the ingredients together until it is smooth. Frost the cookies with a knife or the back of a spoon.
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