The Best Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies Ever

So I’ve never really had a favorite cookie, or dessert for that matter. There’s just too many to pick one favorite! However, all of that has now changed – my absolute favorite cookie are these Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies. Oh my goodness, I can’t even begin to tell you how good they are! My hubby’s first reaction when he took a bite was ‘Ummm Ummm Ummm’ (think Cookie Monster here). His name for them? Cookie Crack! Ya, I’m not posting that title, although I did seriously consider it 🙂
The Best Cinnamon Sugar Cookies EVER / Busy Mom's Helper
Since basically all cookies are best when they’re still fresh from the oven, we each had 8 or 9 that first night. But wait…..they’re even better after they’ve been in the refrigerator!!! Seriously! It’s like you can’t go wrong with these cookies. Good thing I wasn’t on a diet! They are seriously THE BEST COOKIES EVER!!! Now, I’m not going to give up other types of cookies, of course. I will be making these often enough, though!


  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 6 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 stick Butter, softened (4 tbsp)
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Cinnamon


Cream the Sugar and Butter.
Mix in the Eggs, Sour Cream and Vanilla.
Doing a little bit at a time, mix in 6 cups of the Flour, all Baking Soda and all Baking Powder until well combined. If it still seems really sticky, add the remaining 1/2 cup Flour.
Divide dough into two separate parts, flatten into an oval, wrap with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
After 3 hours, remove the ovals and cut each in thirds (so you should have 6 separate pieces). Roll out to about 1/8 inch thickness, and about 12 inches long by 5 inches wide.
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. On each oval, spread about 3/4-1 tbsp. Butter, then sprinkle with 1/8 cup Brown Sugar and 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon.
Roll up from the long end, so it becomes a log.
Slice the dough into 1/2 inch pieces, then place on a sprayed or lined baking sheet.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes, checking when close to time so they don’t overcook. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
Makes about 4 Dozen cookies
The Best Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Ever
Frosting – Now, Flash (hubby) prefers these without the frosting, I prefer them with. Up to you!!! Either way, this cookie’s an absolute winner!
Ingredients – Frosting
1 pkg. Cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
3/4 cup Powdered sugar
4 tbsp. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
Beat the Cream Cheese for a minute so it’s softened and creamy.
Mix in the Powdered Sugar, Milk and Vanilla until you’ve reach the desired consistency. If you want it more thick, add more powdered sugar. More liquidy, add more milk.
Once frosted, store the cookies in the refrigerator.
Notes: Please ignore my sloppily rolled dough – I still have no idea where my rolling pin is packed away, and have a feeling it won’t reveal itself until we get moved into our house. Can. Not. Wait!!! 🙂

Another note – after making this post, I can’t get these cookies out of my head, so I’m off to make them….again!

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64 Responses to “The Best Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies Ever”

    • Absolutely, Julie! Thanks so much for stopping by 😀 Hope your having a wonderful weekend!

  • I love cinnamon sugar! I have never thought of putting them in a cookie, these look delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe, and your blog is super cute!

    And I totally understand the need to make a recipe again shortly after making it because you can’t stop thinking about them.. I’m in the same boat 🙂


    • Aw, thanks so much Ally! I agree – I’m a big cinnamon roll fan, so putting them in a sugar cookie is just The. Best. Ever! What recipe are you really craving to make again at the moment? (since I made more of these cookies, my current craving is Baked Zucchini Sticks with Sweet Onion Sauce – yummy)!

  • Oh wowzers! I need to make these soon! 🙂 Yum! This recipe is awesome- and I live that they look like little cinnamon rolls- too cute!

    • You’re so sweet, Carrie, thanks! Ya, they definitely are pretty cookies. 😀 How’s your weekend going so far?

  • Oh these look amazing – that drizzle of icing is decadent! Thanks for linking up again this week!

    • Thanks again, Ruth! The icing is DELISH! I think my hubby’s crazy for preferring them without…I mean, they’re still great without…but the icing is just perfection. 😀

    • Thanks so much, Sarah! I hope your summer is off to a fabulous start!!!

    • Awww, thanks so much, Katie – totally makes my day hearing that! Let me know what you think of them if you get a chance to, please 😀 I want to see if others get as addicted to them as I am!

    • Thanks a bunch Annamaria! They’re really fantastic – especially considering they aren’t chocolate 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  • Yumm…I want to try this. Sounds delicious.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great week end.


  • This recipe was like a walk down memory lane for me! my mom used to make something like these when I was little!! We’re so glad to have you join us at our One Sharendipity Place Link-up Party this past weekend!! It has been so much fun finding your site and others like yours out there!! We hope you’ll join us again this weekend!!
    Thanks again & God bless,
    Sue @

    • That’s great, Sue! I love when I find recipes that remind me of growing up, and my mom 😀

  • My goodness, these look so so good! Pinned to my cookie jar board because I know I will want to try them 🙂

  • These look delicious and a good idea by adding cinnamon to the sugar cookie! Hoping over from Plaid and Paisley Kitchen link party!

    • Thank you Gina! I hope you get a chance to try them – they’re WONDERFUL!

    • Thanks so much for the invite, Terri! I got it all linked up, and added the party to my regular visit list 😀 LOVING the other fun links!

    • Thanks Cindy! They are WONDERFUL 😀 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    • Thanks so much, Stephanie! I had to sneak on over and check out your blog, and love it – new follower! That’s so exciting you’re expecting twins – I have twins boys, too! Totally should be friends – twins, both techie geeks 😉 How’s your pregnancy been going? You’re so close, I wish you the best of luck with everything!!!

  • love using recipes from other blogs, I am a cookie lover and I will be making these as soon as I can I hope. Pinned thanks, Andi thewednesdaybaker

    • Thanks so much Andi! Cookies are just fantastic, aren’t they? What’s your favorite cookie?

    • You’re so sweet, Amber, thank you! I know…I debated on whether I should make them much more cookie-like so they didn’t get confused, but this is how I really like them, so stuck with that. 😀

  • Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with Saturday Spotlight, it looks delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week, and hope to see you at the party again soon.


    • I will absolutely be there again, April, thank you! I hope you’re having a splendid weekend!

    • Thanks so much Rebecca! LOVE the blog – thought it was awesome that you had Rob do the Superman review. We’re big comic-lovers in this house, so definitely caught my eye 😀

  • The fact that these look like cinnamon rolls makes it okay to eat cookies for breakfast, right?!

    • I say YES, absolutely! (because I’ve done that more times than I should admit) ;D

    • I’ll certainly be back, Cathy, thanks so much! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  • Yum! I’m with you, it’s too hard to pick a favorite! These definitely look like they could be a contender though! Visiting from What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday, would love for you to come link up at my Pin It Thursday party

    • I know, right?! It’s like chocolate – can’t choose a favorite chocolate treat either Lol! GREAT party – linked this up and put it on my ‘regular visit’ list 😀

  • Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays, my favorite thing ever EVER is Cinnamon Rolls! Pinned to my Marvelous Mondays board. ~ Paula

    • Thanks so much, Paula! These would be PERFECT for you, then!!! Cinnamon rolls are just so….perfect!!! 😀 Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

  • Thank you for sharing this recipe on BBQ Block Party. I am bookmarking this recipe and going to do this on our cookie day.

  • Yummy! I can see why they’re the best ever! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

    • Thanks so much Anyonita! 😀 Hope you’re having a marvelous week so far!

  • What a cute idea!! I am pinning these right now. Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays. 🙂

  • I love your website!! Its soooo cute.. I am so glad I found it… If you would like to check out my blog too, I would LOVE it.. I am new to the blogging… So if you have any tips you should let me know… I am your newest follower 🙂 I would love it if you followed me back… I’m going to be doing a HUGE fun giveaway soon if your a follower on Facebook or Instagram 🙂


    • Thank you so very much, Brooke! Sorry it took be so long to reply – took a little (or a LOT) vacation and am just getting back to reality. SOOOO hard to do, let me tell ya! You’re blog is way cute, and there are definitely some posts I need to pin and try! New follower for sure 😀 I’m not TOO experienced with the blogging, but I’d love to answer any questions you have about blogging (to the best of my experience). Hope to chat more!!!

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