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!
Want to make these Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Glaze? Here is what you will need:
- 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
Enjoy with some ice cold milk, or allow icing to firm up for gifting.
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.
Linda C. says
I am giving cookies to my neighbors.
Cynthia Mercado says
I will be baking cookies for family and friends
Pam Flynn says
I will be spreading cheer to my dad and his friends in his Rehab/Nursing Home. They love home baked goods and I love them.
Lauren Olivia Wood says
I would spread cheer by making cookies for my neighbors!
tricia ryan says
I am making cookies for my coworkers and boss.
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
These look and sound terrific! I tried making something similar once and yours look much nicer.
I’m baking cookies for my co-workers :)
These cookies do look delicious! I love how easy they are too make too! Agree on the smell of cinnamon also – one of those holiday scents that gets me in the mood for the season!
Janis @MommyblogExpert says
Those cookies using packaged sugar cookie mix are so original and fun. I love cinnamon rolls so I am definitely going to have to try and make your yummy recipe.
Ann Fantom says
I will be giving cookies to friends, family and my daughter’s teachers
Cynthia C says
I will be mailing goodies to my son who lives across the country.
I will be spreading the cheer by baking Christmas cookies for my neighbors!
tammy freeze says
im making cookies for a few customers of mine
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Oh yum! My kids would be ALL over these. If I don’t lick all the glaze off first LOL.
These look like the perfect breakfast in bed dish. I like mine with extra frosting.
Debbi Wellenstein says
I am making cookies for my grown children and their families.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
my mom’s nickname given to her by HER mother is ‘cookie’ so when I got old enough to understand there was no Santa, I would leave ‘cookies for cookie’ it is still our personal joke so I will definitely be bringing her cookies! :-)
Annalisa L says
I will spread cookie cheer to my newlywed daughter and her husband
I will be spreading cheer to my students by bringing them cookies before winter break.
Kevin H says
My three children will help me spread holiday cheer by baking for our neighbors and my mom and dad. They just love to bake. And I keep encouraging them too!
I can’t go to the mall without stopping for a Cinnabun, would love to make my OWN! Love the glaze, Delish!
Cher Garman says
I am spreading cheer by baking cookies for my family for Christmas Day! #SpreadCheer
I am nominating to #SpreadCheer myself and Momma; and we will you be spreading cheer to our Family by giving cookies this holiday season. It is a tradition that we have made Christmas cookies for years, so we are aligning our efforts with the #SpreadCheer idea.
Mary Gardner says
I bake and give cookies to spread cheer to all of my family and friends each Holiday season.
I will be spreading cheer to my friends
Breanna Pollard says
I would nominate my brother.
shelly peterson says
I will spread cheer by giving cookies this holiday season to my friends and neighbors.
Pamela Gurganus says
I will be spreading cheer when I bake cookies and take them to the local nursing home.
I am giving cookies to my co workers
I will give cookies to my grandma.
shelly peterson says
I will spread cheer to my family.
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Kristina Potter says
I will be baking cookies for the Yearly bake sale at my church.. Lots and lots of them.. Yummy!!!
Leigh Anne Miller Borders says
https://www.instagram.com/p/-rdnKbAJrm/?taken-by=laborders2000 We like to make cookies for local nursing homes, police, and fire stations.