Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Today I have a review and a fabulous recipe for you! It was such an honor to be part of the’s test kitchen this month. I was asked to review the Chicago Metallic Non-Stick Muffin Top Pan.

This was such a great product. It is very well made and not too light weight like some bake ware. First I thought about making muffin tops with the pan, but then I went a non-traditional route. I had been eyeing a fabulous recipe called Cinnamon Roll Cookies over at the Picky Palate. These cookies were just amazing and the pan was perfect for the job. I had first tried baking these cookies on a traditional flat baking sheet, but they had a tendency to spread . The muffin top pan enabled me to bake a couple of cinnamon roll cookies together in a cluster and they held their shape perfectly!
So, lets get started. Here’s the cast of characters for the dough:
Flour, salt, vanilla, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, butter, sour cream and eggs.

Wisk together the flour salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the sour cream, eggs and vanilla until well incorporated. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until combined, but do not over mix. Separate into 6 separate disks. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Note: Do not skip the 2 hour refrigeration. The recipe won’t work

After refrigerating the disks, roll out 1 disk into a 9x13 rectangle. Spread with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Starting at the long end, begin rolling up jelly-roll style.

Slice off in 1/2” segments making the rolls/cookies.

Place 2 cookies in each circular muffin-top area. Repeat with each disk until all the dough is made into rolls.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool Completely.

Then make the icing…..No, the icing is not optional, you will soooo want the icing

Here’s what makes up the lovely icing:

Powdered sugar, vanilla, cream cheese (plus a little milk, imagine you see it. Simple, but wonderful!

Cream the cream cheese with the powdered sugar until smooth. Add in the vanilla until smooth. You may thin the icing down with milk to reach the desired drizzling consistency.

Here’s another thing I love about this pan: Super easy cleanup. Look at this picture:

See, some of the brown sugar had seeped out of the cookie. Usually this would be a burnt-on mess. Not with this pan, the non-stick coating made the melted sugar lift off with ease. Thank! Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Cookies
via Picky Palate

2 Cups sugar
1 Cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup sour cream
6 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons softened butter, (slice 2 Tablespoons 6 times totaling 12 tablespoons)
1 1/2 Cups packed light brown sugar, divided into 1/4 Cups
1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
2-4 Tablespoons milk, to thin icing
1. In an electric or stand mixer, cream the sugar and butter. Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream until well combined. Slowly add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined.
2. Separate dough into 6 disc shapes and chill for at least 2 hours for best results.
3. Once chilled, roll into a 1/8 inch thick rectangle, about 13 inches X 9 inches. Spread each rolled pieces of dough with 2 Tablespoons softened butter, 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Start rolling from the long end closest to you, rolling into a log shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 inch pieces of dough then placing onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
4. To prepare frosting, beat the cream cheese until softened and smooth, slowly add powdered sugar, vanilla. Add milk until desired consistency. Frost cookies then place in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Lucie said...

Mmm--looks delicious! What an ingenious way to use the muffin top pan, the cookies look perfect!

tracieMoo said...

I love cinnamon rolls, but never had thought of them being cookies. They sound like really great snacks :)

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I love a cookie that you can rightfully declare doubles as breakfast. I am a devout Chicago Metallic user though I've never tried their muffin top pan. Adding to my Amazon wish list now:)

Rick said...

Those are amazing! Looks easier than cinnamon rolls too. I am totally game.

Kel said...

YUMMY! Those look wonderful, and that pan sounds fabulous. I'm all for things that make cleaning up easier!

TheCraftBarn said...

These cookies look YUMMY!! Can't wait to try some...and I might just have to get the pan too!!
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Snooky doodle said...

a very nice variation to chocolate chip cookies. these look great :)

Tia said...

they look delish! i want one of these pans now.

Julie said...

I have no doubts I would want the icing! These look great!

Kathy said...

Thank you for joining my blog ... I came on over, and I love your blog! These cookies look delicious ~ I'm going to have to give them a try!

Julie M. said...

Ohhh YUM. How have I not found your blog yet? That looks so good. I love cinnamon rolls and to make it into a cookie is all the better.

Brad said...

yum, I could eat a dozen or more of these. Thanks for the recipe

nazarina said...

I was sold on a lot of things here:
your scrumptious cinnamon roll cookies & beautiful presentations! definitely that white lily flour and now you've got me wanting to buy and try that pan!

Julie M. said...

Hey there! I'm checking in again to let you know that I left you an award over on my blog. Feel free to come and pick it up. You deserve it!

cookies and cups said...

i made a version of these a while back but left out the eggs on accident! They were still ok, but I need to try them again because yours look amazing :)

Kim said...

Oh yummy....I just know that these are some addictive little devils;D

Krista said...

What wonderful little cookies! They look SO good!

Tickled Red said...

Drool Buckets. Girl those are lovely and make me want to sing :) and eat them at the same time.

Diana's Cocina said...

I enjoy these cookies. They are yummmy!

sanjeet said...

They sound like really great snacks
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