These Cinnamon Roll Cookies combine buttery cinnamon bun and cookie dough flavors for a soft, melt-in-your-mouth treat with an attractive round swirl.  They’re perfect for any occasion including parties or holidays, plus easy to make with just 3 ingredients!

Freshly baked Cinnamon Roll Cookies on a serving plate showing their beautiful round shape and soft texture

This cinnamon roll cookie recipe combines two favorites in one: cinnamon buns and chocolate chip cookies! With a few colorful decorations on top, people go crazy for them! The best part? They’re ready in less than 30 minutes.

You don’t need to chill and roll out the dough like from-scratch recipes, so this is about as easy as it gets! You can make them as big as you want, ranging from bite-size to giant cookies. Try serving them for a potluck or party and watch them disappear!

How To Make Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Step 1: Unravel the cinnamon roll dough: You can simply work with your fingers to loosen up the strips, and I’ve had the best luck with Great Value and store brand cinnamon roll dough. The major name brands have changed their product to not unravel.

Unravelling cinnamon roll dough into a spiral pattern

Step 2: Make spirals with cookie dough: Use your fingers again to make 6 inch x 3/4 inch pieces of cookie dough from the package. If you prefer to make your own dough, here is a homemade chocolate chip cookie dough recipe.

Then make a double spiral with the two together like this:

Fitting cookie dough into a cinnamon roll spiral when making cinnamon roll cookies

Step 3: Top with candy and bake: The last step is adding some M&Ms or other chocolate candy on top:

Cinnamon Roll Cookies on a baking sheet before baking

Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes until they’re puffy and golden brown:

This photo shows cinnamon roll cookies that have turned golden brown after baking for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet in a 350F oven.

These cookies are delicious served warm out of the oven, but usually need 5-10 minutes to firm up so they don’t fall apart when serving.

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies
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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Soft cookies combining cinnamon bun and cookie dough flavors.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (171°C). Set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  • Open the can of cinnamon rolls and set aside the icing. Then carefully unravel each piece.
  • Slice 1 inch of cookie dough from the package and roll between your palms into a 6-inch long strip. Repeat for remaining dough.
  • Wind the cookie dough into the cinnamon rolls as a double spiral and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat for remaining dough to make 8 large cookies and space them at least an inch apart.
  • Place optional M&Ms on top to decorate, pressing them lightly into place.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes until puffy and golden. A toothpick or cake tester inserted into the middle should come out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes.
  • Slide a spatula underneath to lift them off the baking sheet to serve. Optional: drizzle with icing on top.

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Notes

  • * Note: Pillsbury cinnamon rolls have been reformulated to not unravel, so you'll need to use another brand for this recipe.
  • ** Follow this chocolate chip cookie dough recipe to make your own dough.
  • Storing & Freezing: You can store cinnamon roll cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature, or freeze for up to 2 months.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 478mg20%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: TipBuzz
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll cookies
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