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Cinnamon Bun Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons water


  • 1. Cream first five ingredients until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. On a baking sheet, roll dough between two sheets of waxed paper into a 12-in. square. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2. For filling, beat butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla. Add flour, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Remove top sheet of waxed paper; spread filling over dough to within 1/4-in. of edges. Using waxed paper, roll up tightly jelly-roll style, removing paper as you roll. Wrap in plastic. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until edges are light brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. For glaze, mix confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and enough water to reach desired consistency. Spread or drizzle over cookies. Let stand at room temperature until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 103 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


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