Welcome back to Mini Chef Mondays! This week we made some delicious cookies, which are a take off from our favorite snicker doodles. I got this idea when we were making snicker doodles a few months ago and my son was rolling the dough into snakes! Read on to see how we “twisted” our snicker doodles up to make these Cinnamon Roll inspired cookies!
Start by making your favorite snicker doodle dough recipe. Here’s ours! You can also use your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Just be sure to let it chill at least an hour so the dough is nice and firm. (Scroll down for the full recipe)
Create the cinnamon sugar mixture- about 3 tablespoons sugar to 1 tablespoon cinnamon (make more as needed). For each cookie, use a walnut sized amount of dough. Instead of rolling the dough into balls as you would for regular cookies, roll the dough into “snakes.”
Then, roll the snakes into your cinnamon sugar mixture to coat all around.
Last, roll up the “snakes” into the cinnamon roll shape, as shown in the photo. Place each cookie on an ungreased baking sheet to bake.
While the cookies bake mix up the cinnamon bun icing. Allow the cookies to fully cool, then top with the cinnamon bun icing! Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups of flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- cinnamon & sugar mixture (3 tablespoons sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon)
- For the icing: 1 cup powdered sugar + approx. 1 tablespoon milk + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat the egg into the mixture
- In a separate bowl sift the flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
- Dump half the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix together. Add the rest and mix again. You will have a light yellow, sticky batter.
- Cool dough in the fridge for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make your cinnamon & sugar mixture on a small plate or bowl.
- Remove dough from fridge and start making the cookies- take a walnut size amount of dough for each cookie, roll into a "snake" shape. Roll each snake into the cinnamon sugar mix. Then, roll it up to make the cinnamon roll shape.
- Bake cookies 8-10 minutes. Cool fully on a cooling rack before icing the cookies.
- For the icing- carefully mix the powdered sugar, milk and cinnamon together. Add a splash more milk if your icing it too thick. We made ours in a bottle to easy squeeze it on the cookies.
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