Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

I saw these a few days ago on the Picky Palate and just knew I had to try them out. My kids and I always make sugar cookies for Valentines day so we tried these with some of the dough. Man oh man were they good. My husband even sat and ate three right in a row!! Jenny at Picky Palate thank you for your genius invention. You must try these out. Just so you know I read some comments on her page and someone used store bought sugar cookie dough and they didn't turn out quite right. They said they were flat. So make sure you use a homemade recipe like mine below or your favorite one.

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder

Filling:
Butter, softened
brown sugar
Cinnamon

Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
2-3 cups powdered sugar
2-6 T. of milk to thin the frosting to desired consistency

Cream the sugar and butter together. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the vanilla and sour cream. Add in the flour, salt, baking soda,and baking powder. Chill for 1 hour. (Make sure you chill because it makes it easier to roll out the dough)
After chilling the dough, Take it out and cut it in half. Roll out half of dough into a circle that is about 12x 5 inches. Spread each rolled out circle with 2 T. butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Start rolling from the long end rolling it into a log shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 to 1 inch pieces of dough Place on a greased or silpat lined baking sheet. They will look like so:


Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet. They will look like this when done:
For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar and milk until reach desired consistency. Frost the cookies and then place in refrigerator until ready to serve. These are good room temp. but just as Jenny said at Picky Palate they are way bettter cold. Believe me.
These may seem like they take a lot of time to make but they don't and they are so worthy it!!

3 comments:

Peggy Clyde. said...

These sure do look good. I can almost smell the cinnamon. Thanks.

Lara said...

These look completely amazing. I love how unique and pretty they are.

kanishk said...

We're definitely gonna have to make these!!!
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