Monday, December 12, 2011

Cinnamon Swirl Cookies


I finally get to share my cookie swap recipe with you! After hours of looking through recipes I finally settled on making Cinnamon Swirl Cookies. I am glad I did because I really like them! I ended up having to make 2 batches to get 3 dozen plus some extra for me!


Cinnamon Swirl Cookies
(Printable Version)
Adapted from Good Housekeeping
Makes about 18 cookies

  • 1 stick light butter, softened
  • 4 oz. fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  1. In an electric mixer bowl, using the paddle attachment, beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until creamy (2 minutes).
  2. Reduce speed to low and gradually add in flour.
  3. Remove dough from bowl and shape into a small rectangle. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 1 hour or freezer for 30 minutes. Just enough time until dough is firm enough to flatten with a rolling pin.
  4. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  5. Lightly flour a flat surface for rolling dough. Flour rolling pin and roll dough our in a long rectangular shape. Make sure dough is in a even and thin sheet.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over all of the dough.
  7. Roll dough starting from one of the longest sides.
  8. Water may be used to seal the edges and keep rolled.
  9. Cut log in half and place on a small pan. Cover in plastic and place in fridge for 2 hours or freeze for 45 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  11. Remove one roll of dough at a time. Cut roll into 1/4 inch wide cookies.
  12. Place cookies on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  13. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes. Cookies should be lightly browned.
  14. Cool on a baking rack.
  15. Repeat with remaining roll.

I mailed my cookies to:
Click on their site to see what cookies they made! To see the cookies I received click on the "Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies" link below.

I can't wait till next year!

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  1. Fun! I love your packaging!
    And it looks like your cookies turned out well too :)

  2. Really cute cookies! I loved the way you gift boxed them!

  3. Thank you both! They were lots of fun to make!

  4. Hi Brittany! These cookies look little cinnamon rolls. How perfect! I would have like to have received a dozen of these myself! Thank you for your kind comments on my cookies. I really enjoyed 'meeting' you through this swap and look forward to following your wonderful blog! Happy Baking and Happy Holidays to you! : )

  5. Ah! Thats exactly how we used to roll the cinnamon rolls when I worked at Cinnabon in high school! Those cookies look awesome!

  6. These look like another excuse to eat cookies for breakfast! Yum!



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