I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

If you are a first time swirl cookie maker this one is a good recipe to try. The dough handles very well and the cinnamon swirl spreads easily onto the dough. The glaze is the sweetness it needs to turn this cookie up a notch. You'll think you are eating a cinnamon roll.

Cookie dough:
1 cup butter at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1  1/2 tsps grated orange zest
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2  1/4 cups flour

Cinnamon swirl:
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1  1/2 tsp corn syrup
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsps flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tbsps corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp water

Cinnamon sugar sprinkle (optional)

In a large mixer bowl combine butter, sugar, icing sugar, salt and orange zest and vanilla. Add the egg and beat until fluffy.  Slowly add the flour in increments just until blended.

Roll the dough out on a sheet of parchment to measure 12 X12".
Mix the cinnamon swirl ingredients together and spread over the dough leaving 1/4-1/2" dough on each side.

With the help of the parchment start to lift and roll the dough into a log. Squeeze the edge to seal.

Cover in plastic wrap, roll to even it out making a nice round log and place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.

When ready cut cookies 1/4" thick with a sharp knife and
place on a parchment lined cookie sheet 1 1/2" apart
Bake at 375F for 12-14 minutes.

Once the cookies are cooled mix the glaze ingredients and spread over tops of cookies.

If you want the glaze thinner so the swirl shows through a bit more just add a little more water. Sprinkle with sugar cinnamon.  I always keep some on hand to use on toast. Just mix 1/4 cup sugar with 1 tbsp cinnamon and keep it in a shaker. I use the Domino sugar cinnamon bear we bought when the girls were little.
Makes 35 cookies

I found this recipe here:

And here's the link to another swirl cookie you might like for Christmas:

And one for Valentine's Day:

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