Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ll admit it.

As much as I would like to say that I am a clean eater 100% of the time, we all know that’s not really realistic. My close friends know that this is certainly not the case for every single meal. Every once in a while, mama needs something a little juicier. My husband and coworkers grin and deal with my clean baking, since most are as good as or better than other desserts, but I know they love when I throw a surprise non-clean treat their way.

While this blog will always be dedicated to clean desserts & treats, I may post a few “dirty” desserts every so often.

This post happens to be one of the non-clean desserts. Sorry. If you have one, you’ll see why I decided to post these. I personally like these pups more than I like actual cinnamon roll. Unless its Cinnabon. Then Cinnabon wins. Because Cinnabon always wins.

 

Ingredients:

Cookie:

  • 2.75 cups of flour (I used Oat flour, but you could use any kind)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3/4 of a cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of butter or melted coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar

Frosting:

  • 2 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons Almond Milk Cream as needed – I’m a fan of this kind
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

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How to: 

  • Preheat oven to 350. I always forget this part. You should definitely not forget this.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together all dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • Separately, using a standing mixer, mix together coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Turn the mixer to slow and add the dry ingredients slowly. Add about 1/2 cup at a time, mixing in between additions.
  • Next, make the cinnamon swirl mixture.
  • Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Mmm. Two of my favs.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take a large chunk of the cookie mixture – about a half of total and drop it on to the parchment.
  • Using a roller or your hands, flatten the cookie dough into a square or rectangle shape.
  • Spoon about half of the cinnamon mixture on to the cookie dough and spread it across the dough completely.
  • Fun part is next. Roll the dough into a log – either hot dog or hamburger style.
  • Using a knife, cut 1/2 inch slices and lay them on their side to make the cookie.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes or until they smell so good, you can’t wait any more 🙂
  • While they cool, make the cream cheese frosting.
  • Using a hand mixer, mix together softened cream cheese, cream and vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle frosting over the cookies in any fun design you’d like.

Note: recipe adapted from Homemadehoopla.com 

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