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Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze

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If you love cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies, you are going to love this delicious marriage of the two. They are a hit every time I make them!

pile of cinnamon roll cookies with drizzle of cream cheese glaze.

I think these are our new official shower cookies.  I have made them for two showers now.  

We threw a Bun in the Oven Shower for my cousin Cori that had to have some cinnamon bun cookies.  They got such rave review there that I knew I had to make a batch for my sister’s Bridal Shower Brunch as well.  

There were no complaints that they were served again by those who attended both. 😉

 For my cousin’s shower these cookies acted as our little take away.  Each place setting had a little celophane bag with a few cookies in it.  

Nothing like a couple of cinnamon buns for the road!  My aunts loved them. 

They couldn’t wait to get home to try them.  They kept telling me “if these aren’t on the blog, they need to be!”     

So now they are!  Since very few cookies actually made it out the door at my cousin’s shower, I skipped the step of bagging them for my sister’s shower and just left them on plates on the tables for people to grab and eat.  No worries about having to bust through the bags to get to them that way! 

bench scrape cutting log of cinnamon roll cookie dough

Luckily they come together really easily.  I just made a half batch of my go to sugar cookies, and smeared them with melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.     

What isn’t to love about that?  They you just roll them up, slice them and bake them. But wait… that isn’t all.  To top it off there is a cream cheese glaze.     

Yep, cinnamon buns with cream cheese glaze in cookie form.  The glaze even hardens enough to stack and store them.  Perfect!

platter of cinnamon roll cookies

 Though these are now our official shower cookies, they are really perfect for just about any occasion and would be great on your holiday cookie trays as well.  They are something a little bit fun and different and they are easy to put together! 

Yield: 48 Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze

platter of cinnamon roll cookies

If you love cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies, you are going to love this delicious marriage of the two. They are a hit every time I make them!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours


Cookie Dough

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk


  1. In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until completely incorporated
  3. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined.
  4. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour, longer is fine.
  5. Roll dough to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. 
  6. Mix together filling ingredients. Spread over dough. Cut into manageable rectangles and roll tightly like you would a cinnamon roll dough.
  7. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate another 1/2 hour or longer.
  8. Preheat oven to 400°F
  9. Removing one log of dough at a time (you want the dough to be as cold as possible when it goes in the oven), slice the rolled cookie logs in 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Arrange on cookie sheet an inch apart.
  10. Bake for 7-9 minutes. 
  11. Cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes, then remove to the cooling rack until completely cooled.
  12. For glaze: Cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in vanilla, powdered sugar and enough milk to get a thick glaze consistency.
  13. Dip top side of cookie into glaze or drizzle glaze over cookies and leave out until completely set. Once set all the way through, move to an air tight container until ready to eat.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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If you love cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies, you are going to love this delicious marriage of the two. They are a hit every time I make them!

Thanks for sharing!



Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Thank you!

The Better Baker

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

I'm sure these are as fabulous as they look. Such an adorable! idea for a Bun in the Oven theme - LOVE.IT! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Pinning!


Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Thank you, Marsha! These have been a hit every time I've made them!

A Day in the Life on the Farm

Monday 12th of December 2016

Oh my Carlee, these sound wonderful. Thanks so much for hosting this fun event. Loved it.


Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Thanks for baking around the world for us! It was so much fun to see all of the cookies!


Wednesday 30th of September 2015

So adorable!! My youngest loves cinnamon rolls so he is going to love these cookies! Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays


Wednesday 30th of September 2015

Thank you! They were really easy to make and so much fun for the party! Thanks for hosting!


Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Yum! I love cinnamon buns! These sound so delicious! I appreciate you sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Have a great week!


Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Thank you so much for hosting!

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