Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Famous Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Hey everyone! I hope that yall all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! So even though I am on break things have been super busy but in a fun/relaxing way. Now on to the good stuff and I mean REALLY good stuff. I was looking through some other blogs for a new desert that I could make for my sorority Christmas party when I came upon this cookie recipe on What Megan's Making. I thought that they looked good but little did I know that these would taste like you were eating a Cinnabon! I am not joking either...I have made them 3 times within the last month and lets just say they are a bit addicting. Did I mention not bad for you.....just kidding but you just need to tell yourself that there is absolutely no sugar or butter before you eat them. It will make you feel better. Buttery times from the Splendid kitchen enjoy!

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
softened butter
brown sugar
ground cinnamon

1 cup Powdered Sugar
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Heavy Cream (Enough To Let Icing Reach Consistency Of Honey)

This first step I recommend either doing the day before you want to make the cookies or the morning of because the dough needs to chill at LEAST 2 hours, but I have found it works better letting it set over night.
So begin by creaming the sugar and butter.

Next add the eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Mix until well combined.

Add in baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Time to add in flour and lots of it!

Notice how it gets nice and thick!

Grab 2 pieces of Saran Wrap. Dish half of the dough onto one and the other half on the other. Now I used pink wrap so it looks a bit different :). Then proceed to wrap them both up and stick them in your fridge.

Once your dough has chilled take out just one. This is just because you want to keep the one that you are not ready for cold. Take a cutting board and sprinkle with some flour to prevent sticking.

At this point you can either do this 2 different ways. I have done both and like the second way; however, I do not have pictures of the second way so I am going to first tell you one way with the pics and a second way, the one I like, but without pictures.

Option #1:
Roll out one piece of dough and cut into 3. Roll each up into little balls and them flatten.

Option #2:
Take one of the wrapped doughs. Unwrap and cut into 3 pieces, then with you hands work it into an oblong shape.

So once you get to this point take your butter and slather it on, then grab the brown sugar and pat it on and lastly dust it with cinnamon.

Roll into a log and cut into about 1 inch pieces and place on a greased baking sheet. It is really up to you. Bake for about 9 min. and begin working on another set so that when the first set is done you can pop another set in. This will speed up the process. You will have a total of 6 different sets. When each is done put them on a cooling rack and I would recommend putting a paper bag under them for when you ice them.

Onto the icing which is super easy! Simply mix all 5 ingredients and add heavy whipping cream, stirring until you reach a honey type consistency.

Drizzle over warm cookies. Prepare to drool....

And that's it! These cookies are so incredibly moist and yummy! Not to mention it makes a lot so if you wanted to you could share and people will tell you that you and your cookies are the best thing since sliced bread. Until next time happy indulging from The Splendid Kitchen!

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  2. I can verify that these are some of the BEST cookies!!! thanks for sharing the recipe!! love you kelsey!!

    Oh and I started a blog- even those I can't cook in college, just thought i could share other people's recipes and restaurant finds and stuff...if you want you can check it out