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Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe

Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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 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

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.

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.