Christmas Goodies

Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Roll Cookies Recipe

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When I was little, my mom would make snickerdoodles quite often. She also made the most amazing cinnamon rolls from a family “famous” recipe of her mother’s. Guests would always ask for the cookies, and friends spent the night in hopes of fresh cinnamon rolls in the morning.  This hybrid cookie pays homage to my mom’s amazing baking skills.  It’s the best of both worlds-  a snickerdoodle cookie with the benefits of a cinnamon roll! As soon as you take a bite, you’ll taste the flavors of both, and fall in love 🙂

What you need:

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar + 1/2 cup
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • white chocolate or vanilla candy melts for drizzle

Make them:

Preheat the oven to 350 and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar until it’s light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg yolks, honey and vanilla until well combined.

In another bowl, use a whisk to mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Gradually add this to the creamy mixture until combined.

Scoop about a tablespoon of dough, and on a floured surface, roll it out into a long, skinny piece of dough, about 6 inches long. You don’t want it to be too thick because it will bulk up the cookie.  But you don’t want it too thin, or it will break while you shape it.  You’ll find your groove with it. It took me about a batch to figure out.

Roll the dough that you made into little logs, in 1/2 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon to coat it.  Roll it up like a tight coil, and sprinkle again with the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Put each cookie on the cookie sheet and bake for about 9 minutes, or until they are set.

Cool on wire racks and then drizzle with white chocolate or vanilla candy melts (I prefer the candy melts).  ENJOY your super super snickerdoodle cinnamon roll cookie!

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Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious. If you’re a normal person that loves to bake or cook and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.


  1. These look so yummy. I want to make some right now. Pinning this for later.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Awesome – please do come back and let me know if you make them!

  2. Dana Rodriguez Reply

    I love Snickerdoodles and these look even better! Can’t wait to make these!

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