Cinnamon Roll Cookies

  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
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  • Cinnamon Mixture:
  • 4 tblsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tblsp ground cinnamon
  • Cookie Dough:
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup crisco all-vegetable shortening


For cinnamon mixture, combine both ingredients in a small bowl, set aside. For cookie dough, combine 1 cup shortening and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Turn dough onto sheet of waxed paper (or clean countertop). Spread dough into a 12x6” rectangle using a rolling pin. Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of the cinnamon mixture. Roll up jelly-roll style into a log. Dust log with remaining cinnamon mixture. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

When ready: Spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray. Slice dough 1/4” thick and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.