Sara Jean

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SJ's Milk & Cookie Pairing: Cinnamon Roll Cookies

It’s time for my Holiday Milk and Cookie snack break brought to you by The Arizona Milk Producers!

This week's Milk and Cookie pairing is Danzeisen Classic White Milk with Cinnamon Roll Cookies!

Here's the recipe!

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Turn your love of cinnamon rolls into cookies! Vanilla cookie dough swirled with cinnamon brown sugar and topped with icing; it’s a dessert dream come true!

Prep Time:

40 min

Cook Time:

10 min


6 dozen cookies



4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

4 ounces cream cheese

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


1 cup confectioner’s sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla


Step 1

To make cookie dough, sift together flour, baking powder, yeast and salt in a large bowl; set aside.

Step 2

Cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add the dry ingredients in batches, mixing until just combined, after each addition. Divide the dough into four equal pieces and then wrap each tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Step 3

To make filling, combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Step 4

Working with one dough portion at a time, on a lightly floured surface, roll into an8x6-inch rectangle; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar mixture. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Wrap each log in plastic; repeat with remaining dough pieces. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until firm.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 350?F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.

Step 6

Slice each roll into 3/8-inch slices and place on prepared baking sheets, 1-inchapart. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around edges. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Step 7

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, adding more milk as needed, until the glaze is smooth and spreadable. Smear or drizzle the glaze on each cookie. Allow to set before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

More great cookie recipes from the AZ Milk Producers can be found HERE!

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