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How to make… Cinnamon roll cookies

These are some of my favourite cookies to make. They remind me of yeasted cinnamon rolls but aren’t as involved to make. Although the dough needs to be chilled (like most cookie recipes), they don’t require yeast and proving time like their bread-based counterpart. Although you could ice these cookies with a sugar and water icing, I usually just serve them without. They’re a great tea-time treat.


For the cookies:

2¼CupsFlourAll-purpose or self-raising
½TspBaking powder
¼CupButter(Or baking block/margarine) softened
1LargeEggAt room temperature

For the filling:

¼CupButterMelted and slightly cooled

Note: Use 1 cup of icing sugar and 1-2 Tbsp water or milk to make an icing for the cookies if you wish. You could add a teaspoon of flavouring extract to the icing, too, like vanilla, maple or coffee, for an extra treat.


To make the cookie dough:

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Using a hand mixer, cream the butter. Add the granulated sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on high until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Adjust the water and flour so the dough is a good consistency for rolling.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 parts and roll each portion into a rectangle to about a ¼” thickness.

Add the filling:

  1. Spread the melted, cooled butter onto each rectangle. Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over each.
  2. Tightly roll each rectangle into a log. If the dough is cracking, use your fingers to smooth it out. Cover and chill the logs for two hours or overnight.

Bake the cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Cut the cookies into ½” rounds and place on a baking sheet, leaving room for the cookies to rise slightly.
  2. Bake for 10 minutes or so until lightly browned on the sides. Remove from the oven, allow to cool on the baking sheet for a minute or two, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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