If you’re a fan of the classic cinnamon roll but craving something a bit different, we’ve got the perfect treat for you. Cinnamon Roll Cookies combine all the comforting flavors of a cinnamon roll into a bite-sized, portable delight. With a swirl of cinnamon and sugar, these cookies are like a cozy hug for your taste buds. They’re simple to make and will fill your kitchen with the warm, inviting aroma of freshly baked cinnamon goodness. Join us on a culinary adventure as we roll out this delectable recipe and transform your cookie jar into a miniature cinnamon bakery!
Step by step method
In a mixing bowl, combine the following ingredients:
115g (1/2 cup) of melted and cooled butter
50g (1/4 cup) of light brown sugar
100g (1/2 cup) of granulated sugar
Stir the ingredients until they are well combined or until the mixture becomes light in color.
Add 1 large egg and 1 tsp of vanilla extract to the sugar-butter mixture. Mix until the mixture becomes thick and pale in color.
Now, add the following dry ingredients to the bowl:
215g of plain flour
15g of cornflour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.
Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours. This helps the dough firm up and enhances the flavor.
Preheat your oven to 160°C (320°F).
Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and scoop out portions of about 30g each.
Roll each portion of dough into a ball.
Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet, making sure to leave about 3 inches of space between each ball.
Put the cookie sheet with the dough balls in the freezer for about 10 minutes. This will help the cookies hold their shape while baking.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven at 160°C (320°F) for approximately 8 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.
Now you have a batch of delicious Cinnamon Roll Cookies ready to enjoy!
Tips & variations
Don't skip the refrigeration step. Chilling the dough helps to prevent the cookies from spreading too much during baking and enhances their flavor.
For uniform cookies, use a scale to portion out the dough into 30g balls. Ensure you leave enough space (about 3 inches) between the dough balls on the baking sheet to allow for spreading.
Keep a close eye on the cookies while they are in the oven. Baking times can vary from oven to oven, and it's crucial to avoid overbaking, as this can make the cookies dry.
Don't be afraid to experiment with the size of the cookies and the level of cinnamon to suit your taste.