Food

Cinnamon Roll Cookies!

March 15, 2016

I’m so excited to partner with Crisco again as part of the Crisco Scratch Academy baking school! Visit the Crisco Heritage Kitchen site to discover new takes on traditional pie classics, baking tips, or find inspiration for your next baking adventure.

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For this recipe, I used the Crisco Butter Flavor Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening which produce higher, lighter-textured baked goods and have 50% less saturated fat than butter and zero grams trans fat per serving.

Ingredients:
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Baking Sticks
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 cups Pillsbury Best All Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cream cheese frosting
8 oz package cream cheese
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter
mix with hand mixer

Preheat oven 375 degrees F.

Cream together butter, Crisco shortening sticks, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.  Beat in eggs and stir in vanilla.
Mix cinnamon, flour, salt and baking powder and stir into creamed mixture.
Cover and refrigerate for over an hour.

Heat 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Roll out the dough from fridge and spread cinnamon mixture over rectangle and cut into cookie shapes with floss.

Bake for 16 -18 minutes.
While the cookies are baking, let’s work on the cream cheese frosting: Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and butter with a hand mixer until smooth.
Once the cookies are done, let cool for 5 minutes, then spread the frosting on the cookies and enjoy!

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