Dive into the world of delectable treats with our Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies – a delightful fusion of the classic cinnamon roll and the beloved sugar cookie. This recipe promises a perfect balance of sweetness and warmth, making it an ideal addition to your baking repertoire. Follow along as we guide you through the simple steps to create these irresistible cookies, topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of cinnamon magic.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 teaspoons milk or cream, as needed
- Ground cinnamon, for sprinkling
- Start by creaming the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, either in a large mixing bowl or using a stand mixer.
- Gradually add the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated. Follow with the vanilla extract, blending thoroughly.
- Gently fold in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until a firm dough consistency is achieved. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Shape the dough into one-inch balls and arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets. Flatten each ball to 1/3- to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, looking for a slight golden-brown color at the bottom edges. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.
- In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until the frosting is smooth.
- Stir in the vanilla extract, and if needed, add milk one teaspoon at a time until your desired frosting consistency is achieved. Continue beating until light and fluffy.
- Once the cookies have cooled, apply the frosting using a piping bag or a zip-top bag with the corner snipped off, creating a beautiful spiral shape on each cookie.
- For the finishing touch, sprinkle cinnamon or a mix of cinnamon and sugar over the frosted cookies.
Storage: Store your Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies in a covered container; they will keep well for up to three days, though their irresistible flavor might lead to them disappearing much sooner! Enjoy these sweet delights as a treat for yourself or share them with friends and family for a delightful culinary experience.