Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Glaze
The holiday season is in full swing and that means cookie time! Baking cookies is such a traditional part of the holidays for many because baking and enjoying them brings families and loved ones close. Cookies are also a great way to show people how much you care for them during this merry season. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to share the perfect holiday gifting cookie recipe.
Raise your hand if you love cinnamon buns! Ok, so both my hands are raised but sadly, I am a terrible cinnamon bun maker. The last time I tried to make cinnamon buns they did not rise and were like little yeasty bricks in the pan–fail! Anyhow, I learned rather quickly that I can bake up come nice Cinnamon Roll Cookies because they are easy and the folks at Betty Crocker do most of the work with their Sugar Cookie mix pouch.
Don’t these Cinnamon Roll Cookies look awesome? I am such a fan of the cinnamon spice that my home always has a cinnamony candle going. Today, when I made these cookies they produced such a heavenly smell in the home and I didn’t even need a candle! They did require some patience which I am not the best with but it was all worth it in the end to have such a yummy batch of cookies.
My mom loves cinnamon rolls too so I gifted her a Christmas tin filled with them to surprise her. She has never been much of a baker so I thought it would be nice to spread some sweet cheer with her. I will have to leave them on her doorstep so she can be pleasantly surprised after a long day of work!
- 1 pouch of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon + 1 tablespoon
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 egg, slight beaten
- 1 cup confectionery sugar
- 1/4 heavy cream
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
In a large bowl mix sugar cookie mix, and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.
Add softened butter and egg, and mix until one large ball of dough forms
Line a clean surface with parchment paper or wax and rolling out dough into a large rectangle
Sprinkle with tablespoon of cinnamon, and then beginning at the top, roll dough into log
Freeze for 30 mins
Cut log into 1/2 inch slices, and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet; repeat
Bake 7-10 mins until edges are golden brown
Once cooled, mix all the glaze ingredients together, and then swizzle over the cookies
Then simply put them in a nice holiday inspired tin and Spread some Cheer! My kids enjoyed not only eating these cookies, but also sharing them too! We couldn’t wait to see how much my mom enjoyed her cookie surprise.