- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons 2% milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon until blended. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and orange peel. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, yeast and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
- Divide dough into four portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each into an 8x6-in. rectangle; sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons brown sugar mixture. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cut dough crosswise into 3/8-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, whisk glaze ingredients. Dip tops of cookies in glaze. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 dozen.
Reviews for Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies
"Tastes just like a cinnamon roll."
"These are absolutely delicious! Great recipe and fun to make!"
"I normally make sugar cookies, I tried this recipe, oh yeah, home-run, right out of the park will make again and again, I wondered about the yeast just put it in dry after mixing the dry ingredients, perfect, I call it 'Crazy Good!'"
"Dont overbake. Chill dough both before and after rolling. Use more than stated cinnamon mixture otherwise there will be some left over."
"These are yummy! No trouble with the dough. Very cute. A keeper."
"What yeast is to be used for this recipe, instant or active dry?"
"Was a hit at the work party"
"Does the recipe really mean to use active dry yeast? I'm not sure how it would dissolve? Is this a mistake and it should be instant?"
"Very good cookies! Turned out just like the picture. I had to chill the dough because of being short on time and rolled out the next day. I rolled them between two sheets of parchment paper. No problem rolling at all, went very fast. Will definitely make again."
"I made a batch for a cookie exchange, and quickly realized that I needed to make another for home! I especially liked the hint of orange. I did have to make double the glaze, though."