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Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies

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
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg yolks, 1 tablespoon honey and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 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.
  • Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 185 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • 2124arizona
    Jun 18, 2017

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

  • muffbear74
    May 12, 2016

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

  • paul3303
    Jan 5, 2016

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

  • keely27
    Dec 28, 2015

    Very good cookies, but not particularly easy to make

  • pmc3505
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.