Bite-size Cinnamon Roll Cookies are my contribution to the #Fill The Cookie Jar Facebook group!

I was so very excited to be a part of the Thanksgiving theme.  To me nothing screams fall and Thanksgiving more than cinnamon.  I recently saw the recipe for these little cinnamon roll cookies and I just knew that they would be what I make!

These little cookies are so tasty and they really do taste just like a cinnamon roll.  I am not sure if it is the glaze that is drizzled over them, or if it is the brown sugar and cinnamon filling.  It really doesn’t matter – they are fantastic!

Bite-Sized Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Bite-Sized Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Little bite-sized cinnamon cookies. These sweet little bites, really do taste like cinnamon buns!
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  1. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  2. 4 tsp ground cinnamon
  3. 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  4. 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  5. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  8. 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  9. 1 tsp. baking powder
  10. 1 tsp active dry yeast
  11. 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  2. 2 Tbsp. milk
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon until blended.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until ight and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, yeast and salt: gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  5. Divide dough into four portions. On a flour surface, roll each into a 8X6 rectangle; sprinkle with about 2 Tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture.
  6. Roll up tightly - jelly roll style, starting with a long side.
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap,
  8. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  10. Cut dough corsswise into 3/8 inch slices.
  11. Place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets.
  12. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown.
  13. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  14. In a small bowl, whisk glaze ingredients.
  15. Dip tops of cookies in glaze. Let stand until set.
  1. Store in an airtight container.
Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine
Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine
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These little cookies are so good. I will be honest with you and tell you that I had to hide some from my daughter! We both love sweets!

Bite-Sized Cinnamon Roll Cookies

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50 Responses to Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies #FillTheCookieJar

  1. looks so delicious! I just buy the premade ones but these look so much better and probably taste better too!

  2. Tina Ashburn says:

    I agree that nothing screams Thanksgiving quite like cinnamon! What a great recipe! I can hardly wait to smell it when I bake it. But I don’t think I can wait until Thanksgiving!!

  3. Shauna says:

    Oooh, I love everything bite sized, it means I can have more than one, right? HA!

  4. Cynthia! These are adorable! Cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon….yum! I love that they are slice-and-bake, too!

    Thank you for creating and managing Fill the Cookie Jar- it’s fun!

    Love, Joy

    • cynthia says:

      I have never been a big fan of slice and bake cookies until now! These were easier than I thought and worth the wait!

  5. Oh my, these look delicious Cynthia! I love cinnamon rolls and I know I would certainly love these cookies.

  6. How awesome. Finding another way to make and eat cinnamon rolls.

  7. My mom used to make a similar cookie with cream cheese in the dough. Your cookie takes me back – one of the many wonderful kitchen memories. Love these and I think the kids will enjoy them too.

    Thanks for hosting!


    • cynthia says:

      This was my first time making a cookie like this. I was surprised by the addition of yeast also. They sure are (were) good!

  8. I would love these… but hubby isn’t a fan of cinnamon.. but I might just have to make them and eat them all myself… Cinnamon is a great fall and Thanksgiving spice.

    • cynthia says:

      Poor Marlys, I am sorry you would have to eat them all yourself! Not really – I had to hide a few from my daughter.

  9. These could be dangerous! Bite sized cinnamon rolls….oh I could eat an entire plate of them! Great choice for a Thanksgiving cookie!

  10. Chrishelle says:

    Oh my goodness, how yummy. I will definitely be adding this bite size cinnamon roll cookie recipe to my holiday baking list. They would go great with a hot cup of coffee.

    • cynthia says:

      These little guys taste just like a big cinnamon roll! I tried to tell myself I could eat just one or two — well, you know how that goes!

  11. Jennifer B says:

    Yum how cute these are! We will have to make these when we are wanting cinnamon rolls!

  12. I see some beautiful cookies. I’ll have to visit them and get the recipes. Or pin them at least. Great job!

  13. Pam says:

    I love cookies and see some varieties that would be perfect for our annual Christmas cookie exchange. Yum!

  14. Dawn Lopez says:

    Yes, I am officially drooling on my keyboard. These look out of this world! YUM!

  15. These look delicious. I love cinnamon rolls so putting that in a cookie would amazing.

  16. Between the cinnamon and the glaze, I am sold, sold, sold!

  17. Debbie Denny says:

    I am all for these. Yummy

  18. Cinnamon is my favorite thing on Earth. No lie. Total pregnancy craving too!

  19. kathy balman says:

    Yes please these look tasty.

  20. Love love love these treats! see you do have patience to wait for a damn good cookie dough to rest or chill. It’s all worth it in the end.

  21. katherine says:

    My daughter would be in heaven!

  22. This is such a cute idea for a dessert. It lets you get a taste of a decadent treat, without giving you too much to eat.

  23. This is such a great idea. You get a chance to have a decadent treat without having too much to eat.

  24. Debbie Lamb says:

    All of the recipes look so tasty! Pinned! Thanks I love baking during the holidays

  25. YUMMMM..these look delicious and I’m ready to byte into them …. YUMMM.. I’m soo gonna make them this weekend; thanks for sharing…Loved it

  26. ohhh my these look just to good to be true…I am going to see if my daughter will make these for me lol

  27. These look amazing! Definitely pinning this 😉

    Happy Friday!

  28. Debi says:

    Oh I am loving this. I love making cookies.

  29. Emerald says:

    You don’t understand how badily I want to eat those. Stupid sugar allergy. : (

  30. Michelle says:

    These sound so good! Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite foods, so these just have to be good.

  31. Not a great idea to look at these at 7am ! The cookies look awesome, Cynthia :-) Pinned and making soon !

  32. Miz Helen says:

    Your Bite Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies look fabulous! Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  33. I am a cinnamon lover throughout the whole year! It always gives me this holiday season feeling that I don’t even want to miss in Summer :) Your cookies look so cute and I think I might have to give you my address, so that you can send me some 😉

  34. Natasha says:

    these look soooo good! would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday that is going on right now

    Natasha @ Serenity You

  35. Those Cinnamon Roll Cookies look amazing.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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