Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe
Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe

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If you love a cinnamon roll and a good spiced cookie, make this bite-sized version that combines the best of both types. Genius! — Jasmine Sheth, New York, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:72 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 92 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Originally published as Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies in Taste of Home November 2013

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"What yeast is to be used for this recipe, instant or active dry?"

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Was a hit at the work party"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"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?"

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"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."

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"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."

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