Monday, January 28, 2013

Might Have Missed Monday: Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

It's Monday again, so I'm sharing another recipe post from my blog that my family enjoyed a lot that you may not have seen.  I made these cookies last December right before Christmas.  This recipe makes a ton of cookies so I was able to use one batch for both my supper club cookie exchange and for a friend's annual Christmas party cookie competition.  Unfortunately, these cookies didn't place in the competition......but I think it's just because they weren't really "Christmasy."  Taste-wise my family loved them and they'd get a 2 thumbs up.  However, when I made them the dough was a bit sticky and hard to work with.  Luckily, my more patient husband helped me with them. So based on work involved and difficulty I gave them a 1 1/2.  I'd definitely make these again though.

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
recipe from Picky Palate

Yield:  approximately 6 dozen

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

1. 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.

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 placing pieces onto a 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.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

This post is shared at:
Manic Monday Party @ Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Tasty Tuesdays @ 33 Shades of Green
The Bulletin Board @ Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Totally Tasty Tuesdays @ Mandy's Recipe Box

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