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Cinnamon Bun Cookies - Recipe from The Rockstar Mommy

Cinnamon Bun Cookies

These Cinnamon Bun Cookies have the taste of a cinnamon roll with a chewy cookie texture. They are easy to put together and make super holiday gifts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cookies
Keyword Cinnamon Bun Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon


  • Place 3/4 cup butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat about 2 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat for 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add half of the flour mixture to the sugar-butter mixture, combine, and then add the remaining half.
  • Flour a clean surface and roll out the dough to 1/2" thickness, in the shape of a large rectangle. (You can do this in two batches, if desired.)
  • Brush the remaining 1/4 cup of butter on the dough (you may use slightly less, but make sure all of the dough is buttered).
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle all over the cookie dough.
  • Roll the cookie dough into a log, long end to long end.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and remove the cookie dough log from the fridge.
  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  • Trim off the edges (about 2-3") and discard. Slice the remaining dough into 1/4" thick slices.
  • Place the slices on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (or silicone mat-lineat least 1" apart.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, until just slightly golden on the edges.