Monday, December 12, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

So I mentioned in a previous post that my Red Velvet Blossoms were not cookie contest worthy, in my opinion.  This year it worked out that the Christmas party and my supper club's cookie exchange were on the same weekend.  I found this recipe while perusing some food blogs and they looked really good!  They are really good!  However, my dough turned out to be very sticky and really difficult to work with and roll.  The flavors were definitely there, so my husband, who helped me make these, and I made them as pretty as we could, despite our difficulties with the dough! Disapppointingly, we didn't even place at the cookie competition :(  Will have to try again next year!

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
food blog:  Picky Palate

2 Cups sugar
1 Cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup sour cream
6 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons softened butter, (slice 2 Tablespoons 6 times totaling 12 tablespoons)
1 1/2 Cups packed light brown sugar, divided into 1/4 Cups
1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided

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

Directions:1. In an electric or stand 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.

2. In 2 batches, place in plastic wrap in a disc shape and chill for at least 2 hours for best results.

3. Once chilled, cut each disc into thirds and roll into a 1/8 inch thick oval, about 12 inches X 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. 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 9-11 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.

4. To prepare frosting, beat the cream cheese until softened and smooth, slowly add powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency. Frost cookies then place in refrigerator until ready to serve. These are 100 times better chilled, trust me!!

Makes at least 6 dozen

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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