Cinnamon Roll Cookies

by Jen in dessert,recipe

I did a little cookies experimentation the other day and the results are delicious. When the folks at GayLea asked me to come up with a recipe for their Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadable butter I knew I wanted to do some baking. My first thought was to add the spread to pocket pies…which would have been equally delicious. But, then I thought I would try making something I’ve never made before, a pinwheel cookie. Well, I think these cinnamon roll cookies are going to be a new family favourite.cinnamon roll cookies

I know something is loved when I have to hide a dozen in a container, so I have something to photograph for my post. I’m sure if I hadn’t hidden some, they all would have been eaten.gaylea cinnamon and brown sugar spreadables

Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Yields 36
A deliciously simple light and soft cinnamon roll cookie - not too sweet.
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Prep Time
3 hr
Prep Time
3 hr
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  6. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 cup GayLea Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables
  1. Cream together butter and sugars, until smooth and creamy.
  2. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Until eggs are completely incorporated.
  3. In small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, in two batches.
  5. Split cookie dough in two equal parts, wrap in plastic and place in fridge to chill - about 30 minutes.
  6. After dough has chilled, on a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a large rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick.
  7. Using an off-set spatula, spread the cinnamon & brown sugar butter all over the dough. Don't worry if it coats evenly, the butter will spread as it bakes.
  8. Once the spreading is complete, gently roll the dough into a log. Wrap the cookie dough log and place in the fridge to chill - a minimum of 1 hour.
  9. Once the dough has chilled and feels firm to the touch, use a sharp knife to slice the log into 1/4 inch pinwheels. Again, place these pinwheels on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the fridge to chill - about 30 minutes.
  10. To bake the cookies, place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet positioned about 1 inch apart...the cookies will spread as they bake.
  11. Bake the cookies in a 325°F oven for 12-14 minutes.
  12. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.
  13. Enjoy.
  1. Once the dough is in log form, it can be frozen to use at a later time, for up to 1 month.
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 Now, these cookies take a little bit of patience to make. At each step the dough needs to be chilled. However, I find this makes cookies even easier to make. I can mix the batter in the morning, run errands while it chills and when I’m done my errands I can bake the cookies. This dough is so flexible I was able to leave the dough logs in my fridge overnight and slice and bake the cookies the following morning. As long as everything is well wrapped the dough is fine. cinnamon roll cookie

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