Cinnamon Roll Cookies

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, all the creatures were stirring….because you made these cute and tasty Cinnamon Roll Cookies!

Cinnamon Rolls…in Cookie Form!

It’s a tradition in my family to always wake up on Christmas morning to a freshly baked batch of cinnamon rolls. The bliss of a freshly baked, warm cinnamon roll only lasts momentarily since we gobble them up so fast. And through self control, we only make one batch (our waistline probably thanks us for that :P).

But since cinnamon and sugar is such a great combination for the holidays and I think it needs to be enjoyed more than just on Christmas morning. I made these teensy, bite-sized Cinnamon Roll Cookies to continue to enjoy the flavours throughout the holiday season!

I hope that you enjoyed the #12DaysOfChristmas series as much as I did! I sure did enjoy eating and giving away all these cookies to my friends and family! Let me know in the comments below which cookie recipe was your favourite of the series!

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!!!

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Waking up to cinnamon rolls in the morning is the start of a perfect day. But having little bite sized Cinnamon Roll Cookies will make your entire day and night even more perfect!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen


For the Cookie Dough:

  • 3/4 cup salted butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix again to combine.
  • Sift the flour and baking soda over the wet mixture and beat until combined. Use your hands to form the dough into a rough rectangle shape and then wrap the dough in plastic wrap. Place it in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill and set.
  • Once the dough has cooled, roll out the dough. Lightly sprinkle some flour over a clean, flat work surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a large rectangle that is 1/2 cm thick. Rotate the sheet of dough often so that it doesn't stick to the counter.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon. This will be the filling for the cinnamon roll cookies.
  • Next, use a pastry brush to spread the milk evenly across the rectangular dough. The milk will make the dough moist, which will allow the filling mixture to stick. Sprinkle the filling mixture evenly across the dough and gently use your hands to pat it down into the dough.
  • Next we will roll the cookies into a log. Being by rolling the cookies from the longest edge of the dough. Roll the dough fairly tight so that the filling does not fall out. Continue to roll the dough all the way to the other edge of the dough.
  • Once rolled, place the log dough, seam side down onto a sheet of plastic wrap and wrap the dough tightly. Place the log of dough in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Unwrap the dough from the plastic wrap. Use a serrated knife to slice the dough into rounds that are 1/2 cm thick. Place the cookies on the baking tray about an inch apart. Bake the cookies in the center of the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown.
  • Remove the cookies from the baking tray and transfer them to a cooling rack to cool off before eating! Enjoy!
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