Instructables

Cinnamon Swirl Cookies

Featured
Picture of Cinnamon Swirl Cookies
DSC01469.JPG
DSC01472.JPG
Okay everybody, I'm just going to get down to it...these cookies are delicious. They are not the average, run of the mill sugar cookies. Nope, we put a spin on them..literally (sorry, that was pretty lame). The cookies smell and taste just like cinnamon buns, and have become a family favorite and a staple for all family gatherings.

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
COOKIES:
1- egg, slightly beaten
1- thing of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/2- cup of softened butter
1 tablespoon and 1/2 teaspoon- ground cinnamon------you'll see later

GLAZE:
1- cup powdered sugar
1/4- teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of milk

Utensils:
-spoons
-large bowl
-small bowl
-electric mixer (optional)
-Ungreased cookie sheet
-Sandwich Bag

Step 3: Scoop and Press

On some wax paper, using 1 tablespoon of cinnomon make a line that is about 5 inches long.

Make your fingers floury, and shape about 1 tablespoon of dough into a rope that is 5 inches long as well.

Next press one side of the dough rope into the cinnamon. 

Step 4: Almost Time to Bake

Picture of Almost Time to Bake
DSC01413.JPG
DSC01412.JPG
DSC01405.JPG
Using an ungreased cookie sheet, coil your dough rope tightly, with the cinnamon side facing towards the center.

Press the end of the rope into the coil to seal it.

Just repeat this with the remaining dough ropes, and make sure to space the cookies about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

Step 5: Bake

Let your cookies bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown.

Let them cool for about a minute and remove them from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack or plate.

Then let the cookies cool completely for about 15 minutes.
cbaleia2 years ago
Do these come out chewy and soft or a little crunchy?
regardless i am going to make them tonight lol. they look amazing!
The batch I made came out soft and chewy. So delicious! Make sure to cut a VERY tiny hole in the frosting bag, or else they glaze comes out too quickly.
Chrysteena2 years ago
These turned out delicious and so cute! They were chewier than I expected, but in a good way. I just used a basic sugar cookie dough recipe instead of the mix.
DSC00902.JPG
boston09 (author)  Chrysteena2 years ago
looks delicious to me! thanks for sharing
Those are not only delicious looking, but they are absolutely beautiful!
taransa2 years ago
Ok this is now on my to-do list for this weekend! Looks wonderful :D

What does a single batch usually yield for you?
boston09 (author)  taransa2 years ago
It usually yields 16 cookies
Thanks! Mine did not turn out as pretty as yours but they taste divine! Thank you so much for sharing :D
IMG_8947.JPG
boston09 (author)  taransa2 years ago
They still look delicious to me!
What a great idea! I've got a super soft spot for anything cinnamon, so just had to give these a go. I modified stevequag's sugar cookie recipe base, and then did the traditional jelly-roll style slicing to get even cookies. Yum!
P1020830.JPG
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Awesome! You can ship a batch directly to Scoochmaroo c/o Instructables HQ!