Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

cinnamon roll sugar cookies
Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

Over the weekend, I baked a large batch of Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies that I gift packed for my dear cousin who was visiting us.

Baking is therapeutic and I always look forward to heat up the oven. With Christmas season upon us, my oven is busier than usual. I find that the best time to bake is early morning when the house is calm. I love it when my son wakes up to the warm aroma of baking and asks me, “Amma, what are you baking for me?” ๐Ÿ™‚

cinnamon roll cookies doughcinnamon roll sugar cookies before baking
Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies before going into the oven for baking

I adapted this holiday cookie recipe from Heat Oven to 350 while the orignal recipe is from The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion cookbook. The texture of this cinnamon flavored eggless cookie recipe is similar to a butter cookie, neither too soft nor too crunchy. Simple and classic holiday cookie that can be served plain or drizzled with sugar glaze.

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 12

 Main Ingredients:

  •  cinnamon
  •   flour


  •   Butter - 3/4 cup, softened (slightly cold)
  •   Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
  •   Salt - 1/2 tsp
  •   Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  •   Plain flour - 1 1/2 cups
  •   For filling:
  •   Sugar - 1/4 cup, granulated
  •   Cinnamon powder - 1 1/2 tsps
  •   For glaze:
  •   Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup
  •   Milk - 2 tsps

Method for making Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

Beat butter and powdered sugar along with salt and vanilla extract till smooth.
Add the flour and mix to form a dough. Place a parchment or butter paper on your work surface. Place the dough on it and roll it into a 9X12" rectangle. Brush all over the surface with melted butter.
In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon powder and sprinkle this mixture all over the rolled out dough evenly. Starting at the long end, carefully roll it into a log and wrap firmly with the butter paper and place in fridge for at least 2 hours.
After two hours, remove the log from the fridge and cut into 1/2" slices. Place on a parchment paper or aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Bake in a pre heated oven at 175 C for 12 to 15 mts.
When the underside of the cookie turns golden, remove from oven and place on cooling rack to cool. Drizzle glaze all over the cookies.


  •   Once you remove the rolled up dough from the fridge, let it sit for 2-3 minutes and then slice. If you wait too long, the dough might begin to crumble.
  •   For sugar glaze, mix one to two tsps of milk with 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. Mix well and drizzle over the warm cookies.


Cinnamon roll sugar cookies is easy to make and an eggless cookies recipe that kids love. Makes for a good Christmas baking gift idea for family & friends.
  • Swathi swathi

    What is plain flour means?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      All purpose flour or maida.

  • Sapthanaa

    Looks Yummy!!

  • pooja

    Wow…so beautiful looking cookies!Bookmarked the recipe!

  • Subhaprada Gollakota

    Can this be done using Microwave oven?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, you can,

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      I have never baked cookies in a MW. But I’m sure you can bake in a convectional MW.

  • Azad R Naaz

    Sailu when your recipes say powered sugar is it confectioners sugar or normal sugar powdered at home

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Home made powdered sugar.

  • Ramya

    Sailu it looks yummy !!! How well should the flour be mixed how should the consistency be??

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Its a very soft dough that is not crumbly.

  • lynn

    I’m half way through – made the dough, rolled it in to a roll and it’s now resting in the fridge. So far it has been the easiest cookie recipe ever, and the dough tastes great – not too sickly sweet. But the test will be tomorrow morning when I bake the cookies – wish me luck.

    • lynn

      Finished. They turned out really well. I took them to a ‘bring a plate’ morning tea. Everyone loved them and unfortunately there were none left over for us ๐Ÿ™ They’ll definitely be regulars for us.

  • nuha

    My dough be came crumby but when i roll de dough it start broking please say me whats wrong with my dough

    • Olivia Mitchell

      Had the same prounlem decided to roll them in to ball and push down with a fork and bake them

  • linda

    Is there a non-dairy option for the butter?

  • Salem

    Okay, to start off, these cookies were a nightmare to make. I just got my dough in the fridge after it: a) didn’t want to roll out b) crumbled away into near unworkable pieces and c) almost gave up and cried because I wasted time and ingredients on cookies that looked really good.

    I don’t know if there’s some extra trick to making the dough, but it’s not listed here and therefore makes mixing this dough absolutely horrendous. I hope to god it doesn’t fall apart when I try to slice it.

  • Sarah

    My dough turned out crumbly as well… simple fix is to add 1/2 a cup of milk ๐Ÿ™‚ it makes it smoother and more workable! cookies turned out just like the picture

  • Nisha

    I cant find the recipie

  • ameeta s

    i am unable to get the help

  • K11

    Do i need unsalted butter only or will salted work?!

  • divya

    taste wise ok
    but was unable to make dough as it got crumbled and cracked.

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