Quick & Easy Cinnamon Roll Pinwheel Sugar Cookies
My family loves their homemade cinnamon rolls and we love cookies just as much. So my daughter and I created a cinnamon roll cookie that will satisfy both cravings! This recipe is very simple and easy to do. Pinwheel cookies usually scare me because the dough always sticks to the counter or breaks when I roll it. I am always afraid to use too much flour on the counter, but that was the problem…I wasn’t using enough. Use more flour. Don’t be scared. And it worked. Ok…moving on.
We used refrigerator cookie dough. Don’t yell. It is quicker and easier. I will admit that I do not like it as much as homemade, but it works for certain recipes. Like this one. I linked to a homemade recipe below for those who prefer it. I personally need to save as much time in my day as I can so quick and easy Pillsbury it is.
Here is what to do:
Let your cookie dough rest at room temperature for a few minutes (easier to work with)
Flour your surface, grab your rolling pin
Roll the dough out to about a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. No need to grab the tape measure, eyeball it. Feel it. Good to go.
Brush lightly with butter. I do mean lightly, there is enough butter in this dough. We just want the sugar and cinnamon to stick.
Sprinkle evenly with sugar and cinnamon. Lightly press it into the dough. TIP* I always have a pre-mixed container sitting around for toast and other recipes. To do this, simple add 1 or 2 tablespoons of cinnamon to a cup of sugar, mix well then store.
Start at one end and gently roll up. Careful not to push down or squish the dough. Cut off the uneven ends. Cut into 1 inch sections. TIP* use a really big, sharp knife. Seriously.
Place cookies on the pan at least 2 inches apart. They will spread and grow bigger.
Bake on 350 for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for about 2 minutes, move to cooling rack and let cool completely. Say that 3 times fast.
Mix the icing : Melt 1 tablespoon of butter , add a 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Mix well, add another 1/2 cup of powdered sugar alternating with tiny little drops of milk until icing is thin enough to drizzle.
Oh wait.. here is the homemade sugar cookie recipe !
Enjoy that also!