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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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."

nixgeek0 User ID: 7919988 215045
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"I made these cookies recently, however I also found the dough was sticky. I used a silicone baking mat and sprinkled the cinnamon sugar on the mat and rolled out the logs in the sugar. This worked extremely well and made it easy to roll up the cookies. I had to use a spatula to move the cookies onto the baking sheet, but they turned out great. I also skipped the white chocolate and just used a confectioners sugar glaze. Tastes just like a cinnamon roll."

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