Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

I loved how these cookies came out! They stayed really soft, only took about forty five minutes to make, and made about three dozen cookies. Three dozen cookies in forty five minutes, I think that’s pretty good! Now if you want to, when it’s time to put the frosting, you can either put the frosting on the cookies the way it is or you can do what I did, which was putting it in the microwave for a few seconds so that the frosting will get a little thinner. I also think the cookies taste better with the warm frosting on it.

1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Brown Sugar and Butter Filling
6 tablespoons softened butter, (slice 2 Tablespoons 3 times totaling 6 tablespoons)
3/4 Cup packed light brown sugar, (divided into 1/4 Cups)
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided (1/4 teaspoon for each batch)

8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
2-4 Tablespoons milk, to thin icing

•In a 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.
•Place in plastic wrap in a disc shape and chill for at least 2 hours for best results.
•Once chilled, cut disc into thirds and roll into a 1/8 inch thick oval, about 12 inches by 5 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. If your dough is too soft at this point put it back in the fridge to get harder. 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 8-10 minutes. You are going to want to try to cook them longer. DON'T! Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
•To prepare frosting, beat the cream cheese until softened and smooth, slowly add powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency.