I found this recipe for Cinnamon Roll Cookies on Sinful Southern Treats. This treat is like the cookie equivalent of a platypus. Is it a cookie or a cinnamon roll? And really, does it matter if it’s as yummy as it looks in the photo below? I am dying to make these, a clever and glamorous cookie originally from Picky Palate (home of the recipe for Fluffernutter Cookies, a secret fantasy of mine that I promise you I will be baking before the week is through…)
Cinnamon Roll Cookies (via Picky Palate)
2 Cups sugar
1 Cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup sour cream
6 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons softened butter, (slice 2 Tablespoons 6 times totaling 12 tablespoons)
1 1/2 Cups packed light brown sugar, divided into 1/4 Cups
1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
2-4 Tablespoons milk, to thin icing
1. In an electric or stand mixer, cream the sugar and butter. Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream until well combined. Slowly add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined.
2. Separate dough into 6 disc shapes and chill for at least 2 hours for best results.
3. Once chilled, roll into a 1/8 inch thick rectangle, about 13 inches X 9 inches. Spread each rolled pieces of dough with 2 Tablespoons softened butter, 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Start rolling from the long end closest to you, rolling into a log shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 inch pieces of dough then placing onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
4. To prepare frosting, beat the cream cheese until softened and smooth, slowly add powdered sugar, vanilla. Add milk until desired consistency. Frost cookies then place in refrigerator until ready to serve.