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There are so many different types of cookies. Many of them are delicious, but not too many are memorable. I still remember the first time I bit into one of these cinnamon roll cookies. My aunt brought them to a gathering and I was instantly hooked! I have a feeling you’re about to have the same memory.

Maybe it’s a bit sad that these cookies make such a lasting impression that you remember the time and place you first encountered them. But they are just that good! The cinnamon is perfect for that cozy fall feeling and the roll component makes them amazing for a brunch, snack, or… well, anytime!

Close up top down view of cinnamon swirled cookies sitting on wire cooling rack with other cookies beside

These cinnamon roll cookies are seriously are a one-of-a-kind cookie that anyone and everyone will love! Be prepared to become the new best friend of everyone you give one to!

Cinnamon roll cookie with white creamy frosting on top sitting on wire cooling rack with other unfrosted and frosted cookies all around

Watch how to make these cinnamon roll cookies

Once you make these cookies, make sure to do two things:

  • Leave me a comment letting me know how they turned out for you.
  • Leave a recipe rating (right down there by the comment section) so I know how many stars you’d rate this cookie recipe!
Top down view of little cinnamon roll cookie swirls some with white frosting all sitting on wire cooling rack

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

4.38 from 27 votes
Swirls of cinnamon and a sweet icing on top make you think these cinnamon roll cookies are the real thing! They're simple to make and you don't have to feel bad eating a few!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 48 cookies


For the cookies

  • 2 ½ tsp instant active dry yeast
  • 4 cups flour sifted
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups scalded milk scald and allow to cool slightly
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

For the frosting

  • ¼ cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter as would be done for pastry dough.
  • In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs, vanilla, and scalded milk. Mix together to combine wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together. The dough will be very shaggy and wet. If worried, do not fear! It is unlike any other yeast dough.
  • Once mixed together, cover the bowl tightly and place it in the refrigerator for at least eight hours (up to 10 hours). Once the dough has rested in the refrigerator, it will have risen slightly and be much easier to handle.
  • When ready to make cookies, in a bowl, mix together brown sugar, and cinnamon and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, separate dough into three sections. Working with one section, roll into a 12×15 inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with ⅓ cup of brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, leaving a one-inch border on the long side.
  • Roll up as you would cinnamon rolls or a jelly roll. Slice into one-inch cookies and place on a greased cookie sheet. Press lightly with floured hand and place into preheated 350°F oven for 8-10 minutes. The cookies will puff and brown slightly.
  • Once baked, let cool five minutes on pan then remove and place on a cooling rack.
  • For the frosting, combine all the ingredients and mix at high speed until smooth and creamy. Frost the cookies while they are still slightly warm so they are coated evenly.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 18.1gProtein: 1.6gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 3.3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 21.6mgSodium: 20mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 9.9g
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Difficulty Intermediate
Method Baking
Top down view of little cinnamon roll cookie swirls some with white frosting all sitting on wire cooling rack

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  1. I came across your videos – each recipe is a reminder of my childhood. I have searched for this cookie for years. I remember making it as a child, but no one had the recipe or could remember it. Ta-Da! here it is. Thank you. Charm

  2. 5 stars
    These cookies are absolutely delicioius. I made them for Christmas and now for Easter. Definitely a keeper. Thank you Wyse Guide.!

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