Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cinnamon Bun Cookie Sandwiches

We were having a busy day of baking yesterday and we tried a new recipe... one that we fell in LOVE with.

 I just had to share it!!




    We were making sugar cookies for Christmas and the boys were busy painting them with a mixture of evaporated milk and food coloring when I realized we had too much dough.  I had made a double batch but after 36 cookies we all felt like that was enough.

   I had the dough all rolled out to cut more dough when I decided to try making cinnamon bun cookies.

Want the recipe?  Here's what you'll need:
  1. One batch of your favorite soft roll- out sugar cookie dough (or a sugar cookie dough pouch mix with all the ingredients needed for cut out cookies).  
  2. Melted butter-- I used 3 Tablespoons; you want to make sure you have enough to cover the batter
  3. Granulated sugar- about 1/2 cup
  4. Cinnamon-- 1/8 cup 
  5. Buttercream frosting recipe (or a few cans of store bought frosting) 

To make the cookies:

  • Roll out dough until it is a nice, even, fairly thin layer (about 1/4 inch thick).  

  • Spread dough with melted butter; making sure to completely cover the dough.
  • Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle over the melted butter.  

  • Start to roll the dough starting at the longest side.  It does tend to tear a bit here and there but I just kept pinching it back together.  This was by far the hardest and most time consuming part.
 

  • Once I had one nice long rolled batch of dough I cut it in half and wrapped it in cling wrap.  

  • Once securely wrapped I did roll each side along the counter (the best way I can think to describe it is like rolling a snake with play dough).  I wanted to somewhat even out the fat middle of the rolled up dough with the skinny ends.  

  • I then put them in the freezer for 20 minutes to harden while I preheated the oven (350) and prepared the frosting. 
To bake the Cookies:
  • I pulled each sleeve of cookie dough out of the freezer one at a time.  Making 1/2 inch slices I set the cookies a few inches apart on an un-greased non- stick cookie sheet. Occasionally one would fall apart and again I pinched them back together.  I also flattened them just slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass.  


  • I baked them in  the oven for 12-15 minutes; or until edges are browning slightly.



  • Once baked I let them sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then transferred them to a wire rack to cool completely.  
To assemble the sandwiches: 
  • I matched up the cookies according to size as best I could (my kids enjoyed eating those few extras that did not match up!).
  • Using a piping bag (or a knife); evenly coat one cookie with the buttercream frosting and then sandwich the mate on top.  




They are DIVINE!



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28 comments :

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    1. They're already all gone! I woke to my two oldest fighting over who had "dibs" on the last two. I think we may have to make more by Christmas.

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  2. Those look great! We just baked sugar and gingerbread cookies tonight. I think I have more fun than the kids!

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    1. I think I made three different batches in the last month; they're gone as soon as I'm done making them!

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  3. Oh my goodness! These look amazing! #SmallVictories

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  4. Great idea!
    Really fun cookie.
    Thanks
    Michelle

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  5. What a great idea! Pinned and totally making when we whip up a batch of sugar cookies!

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  6. My son would definitely enjoy making these. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. My boys sure had fun with it.

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  7. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon.

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  8. OMG these look incredible! Thanks so much for sharing these. Found you via #TIUT & glad I did.

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    1. We just bought the supplies to make another batch ourselves!

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  9. My kids will love these! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Ok, this is a must try recipe! Perfect for any treat plate! Thanks for sharing at our cookie exchange at Celebrate365

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    1. Thank you! We sure love them. In fact I just bought some sugar cookie dough today specifically so I can make some.

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  11. Oh My Gosh! These look super tasty! I'm afraid that I would start eating them, and I wouldn't be able to stop! I've never thought to make cinnamon bun cookies before. I pinned this recipe so I have it saved.

    - Natalie A.

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    1. That's absolutely what happens to me; I even eat them for breakfast!

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  12. SO happy you shared these again, because now I know I'm going to add these to the list for tomorrow's cookie bake-a-thon! Chose this for my feature, too! #FridayFrivolity

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  13. These sound so good!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up! You will be the featured post this week!
    Jen

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    1. Thanks for the feature! I'm so glad you enjoyed our recipe.

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  14. Oh my, these look amazing! Anything with cinnamon speaks to me! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

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