Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe
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Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe

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Intense cinnamon flavor fills this yummy cross between a snickerdoodle and a cinnamon roll. They taste best with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee. —Mary Gauntt, Denton, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 189 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, 1 tablespoon honey and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape a heaping tablespoonful of dough into a 6-in. log. In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; roll log in cinnamon sugar. Loosely coil log into a spiral shape; place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat, placing cookies 1 in. apart. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
  3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. In a small bowl, melt baking chocolate with remaining honey; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p75

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268087
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2017

"My family loves loves homemade cinnamon rolls so when I fixed these they were a big hit with everyone!"

muffbear74 User ID: 209131 248127
Reviewed May. 12, 2016 Edited May. 13, 2016

"These are good. I probably would not use the icing next time, as I think they are sweet enough without it."

paul3303 User ID: 1713232 241095
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Very good cookie. Next time I will roll out the dough a little thinner to get more of a roll."

keely27 User ID: 4249986 240457
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Very good cookies, but not particularly easy to make"

pmc3505 User ID: 8672474 239987
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"Recipe needs rewriting. Make sure you add flour slowly, you may not need it all. chocolate baker bar, ha. Awful. What a waste! Whoever wrote this recipe is probably receiving money or items from bakers chocolate! I threw everything away after the clumping. Roll logs about 8 inches as they look much better. Overall, the cookie itself is tasty but needs tweaking. chocolate needs revisited. Maybe just a simple doughnut glaze would be perfect. Whoever wrote this should reimburse for all the wasted chocolate bars. At least 2$ each. Insanely upset at the chocolate at this very moment. Infact, don't add the chocolate and honey drizzle at all. It's not needed. Hence, i am actually writing a review. You guys wait until i start writing the recipes. You'll be safe then."

ambiguity68 User ID: 5742543 238943
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Have had good luck rolling the cookies and they taste great. But putting honey in white chocolate makes it very strange. The first time, I put the tsp of honey in and ended up using about 1/4 cup before it would melt. The second time, I melted the chocolate first and added the honey and it solidified. I'm sure there's a food science reason. I'll just use melted white chocolate next time."

Cookemountain User ID: 8164158 237492
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"I had no problems with the dough except I should have done a test cookie. I'm high altitude (above 3000 feet) and the cookies really spread. I should have added another 1/4 cup flour like I do for cakes, etc."

julyrn User ID: 8531868 232545
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"A gigantic mess of a dough! Stuck to everything - I tried chilling in the fridge, rolling between wax paper, freezing - nothing worked! Ended up putting all back in the mixer, with half the cinnamon sugar mixture, mixing it together and spooning it onto cookie sheets. Tastes good though! A typical snickerdoodle recipe will get you better results."

addycee13 User ID: 8176716 215614
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"The dough came out perfectly! I can't help but remain confused as to how some felt this dough was tricky to work with. They rolled perfectly and taste great! However, I did without the white chocolate since that will DEFINITELY make them too sweet to eat."

Jackie0804 User ID: 8068858 215590
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"These were wonderful. Adding to the list of must do each year. I used white disks and druzxled. The dough is hard to roll but not impossible to do."

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