Monday, September 10, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

So, I told ya i'd be posting a "fall cookie" next. Ok so technically it doesn't really have anything to do with fall. BUT it would definitely go nicely with a nice hot drink like some hot chocolate. Yes, skip the milk and go for the cocoa. Maybe it's a winter cookie? In any case, it's a cookie and I never need a reason to eat cookies! I have to admit I couldn't help but think it wasn't much different than a snickerdoodle, and although they're not something i'd make often, they were fun to try and it's always fun to try something different. I had a friend tell me she tried them and asked what they were because she liked them. I admittedly replied that it was just store bought sugar cookie dough with cinnamon. Sounds pretty simple, right? The original recipe used a pack of mix but I thought i'd take an even bigger short cut by using refrigerated dough. Not sure if that was a wise choice or not, because it was really soft and a little difficult to roll up, but I got it done! I'm sure it didn't help that my house was so hot. But i'll post the recipe as is and if you want to use refrigerated dough, you know there's that option as well!
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
1 pouch (17.5 oz.) sugar cookie mix (or 1 roll refrigerated dough such as Pillsbury)
½ cup butter or margarine, softened to room temp. (omit if using refrigerated dough)
¼ cup all-purpose flour (omit if using refrigerated dough)
1 egg (omit if using refrigerated dough)
1 tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp. milk

Directions: In medium bowl stir cookie mix, softened butter, flour, and egg until dough forms.
On a floured surface, roll dough to about ¼-inch thickness and brush with melted butter.
In a small bowl mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over dough.
Begin to roll up dough, starting at the long side. Pinch the dough back together if it tears.
Cut dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap and pop dough in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes until firm.
Heat oven to 375F degrees.  Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
Take dough out of freezer and begin cutting into ¾-inch slices. Place slices about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown.
Cool for about 2 minutes, remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Follow TawnyAlexander on Twitter

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