Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Freshly-baked cinnamon roll cookies cooling in a pan.

These aren't really cinnamon rolls, but they aren't really cookies either. This recipe is scaled to make around 36 cookies and takes about 2 hours.





  1. Combine the dough ingredients in a large bowl until mixed thoroughly and stretchy. Cover and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. Combine the filling ingredients. The filling should be wet and sticky.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  4. Retrieve dough from the refrigerator. Roll out into a flat sheet, roughly 6 inches wide and 1/8 inches thick. I recommend splitting the dough into 4 parts to make this process easier.
  5. Spread filling in a thin layer over the dough, leaving a 1 inch strip on the edge uncovered. Roll up the dough, starting from the uncovered strip, until you have a single roll, roughly 1.5 inches in diameter.
  6. Slice dough into rounds, roughly 1/4 inch thick. Cover a baking sheet in parchment paper and place the rounds on the sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.