Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cinnamon Bun Cookies





December is definitely moving along quickly!!! We put up our tree but haven't done gingerbread houses or gone to see Santa yet. The nice thing is that I've done most of my Christmas shopping. I hate wrapping gifts though and usually procrastinate giftwrapping as long as I can. I'm kind of a tree hugger so I think that passive-aggressively comes into play. I hate all that wrapping paper being wasted and would honestly rather receive a gift wrapped in newspaper/old magazines.

To make these cookies I used a Recipezaar cookie dough for Cream Cheese Cut-Outs. Next I rolled it out, sprinkled a white sugar-cinnamon mixture on it, chilled it, sliced and baked at 375 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. When they were cool I made sandwich cookies filled with a thick, cream cheese frosting. I think sugar cookie dough would work equally well here although the cream cheese gives a nice tang to the dough to offset the cinnamon sugar sweetness.

5 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Ooooh, I really like the looks of these!

Helene said...

Your cookies look so nice.

Calico said...

Wow, these look good. Cream cheese frosting is my favorite! I'm not such an accomplished baker as this, but I'd freak out if I found these at a bakery or store....

Dinners & Dreams said...

What a wonnderful baker you are. Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes.

Nisrine

Cakelaw said...

Yum - I love cinnamon buns, so how can you go wrong with them in cookie form!