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Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

6 6 6
WW Freestyle: 9
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 125

Ingredients

For the Sugar Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter , softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Filling

  • 1 tablespoon butter , softened
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (I use 1 tablespoon because my husband prefers less cinnamon)
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar

For the Icing

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (half package)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions 

For the Sugar Cookies

    You can also use your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use a store-bought roll.

    • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
    • In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
    • Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
    • Pour in the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough.
    • Flatten the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    • Take out a large piece of aluminum foil and flour it.
    • Take the dough out of the fridge and place it on top of the foil.
    • Roll it out into a rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick.

    For the Filling

    • Using your hands, spread the butter over the entire dough; sprinkle with cinnamon; sprinkle with light brown sugar.

    Roll into a Log

    • Holding onto the corners of the foil, those closest to you, begin to roll the dough away from you. Work slowly.
    • Roll to the end of the foil.
    • Wrap the rolled cookie dough in the foil and place it in the freezer for 45 minutes

    For the Icing

    • Place the cream cheese and the butter in a mixing bowl.
    • Beat until creamy.
    • Gradually add in the powdered sugar; beat until smooth, about 4 minutes.
    • Pour in the vanilla extract and lemon extract; continue to mix until well incorporated.

    Bake

    • Preheat oven to 350.
    • Take out the cookie dough, unwrap it, and cut the cookies off the roll, about 1/4-inch thick.
    • Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they begin to brown around the edges.
    • Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
    • Once cooled, frost with icing.
    • Frosted cookies will keep several days in an airtight container.
    Nutrition Facts
    Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 125 Calories from Fat 18
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 2g3%
    Saturated Fat 1g5%
    Cholesterol 13mg4%
    Sodium 35mg1%
    Potassium 29mg1%
    Carbohydrates 24g8%
    Fiber 0g0%
    Sugar 17g19%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 90IU2%
    Calcium 13mg1%
    Iron 0.5mg3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.