This weekend was so much fun! MiMi, my sisters and I hosted my cousin Cori's baby shower. We are so excited for her and her husband Adam, even if they are torturing us by not finding out the gender of the baby!
After tossing around a few ideas as to what kind of shower to have, it didn't take us long to settle on a "bun in the oven" shower. After all, we are a family that loves our baked goods!
These cookies acted as our little take away. Each place setting had a little celophane bag with a few cookies in it. Nothing like a couple of cinnamon buns for the road! My aunts loved them. They couldn't wait to get home to try them. They kept telling me "if these aren't on the blog, they need to be!" So now they are!
Luckily they come together really easily. I just made a half batch of my go to sugar cookies, and smeared them with melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. What isn't to love about that? They you just roll them up, slice them and bake them. But wait... that isn't all. To top it off there is a cream cheese glaze. Yep, cinnamon buns with cream cheese glaze in cookie form. The glaze even hardens enough to stack and store them. Perfect!
Cinnamon Bun Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 T butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2-3 T milk
- In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar
- Add eggs and vanilla, mix until completely incorporated
- Mix in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined.
- Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour, longer is fine.
- Roll dough to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
- Mix together filling ingredients. Spread over dough. Cut into manageable rectangles and roll tightly like you would a cinnamon roll dough.
- Wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate another 1/2 hour or longer.
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Removing one log of dough at a time (you want the dough to be as cold as possible when it goes in the oven), slice the rolled cookie logs in 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Arrange on cookie sheet an inch apart.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes.
- Cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes, then remove to the cooling rack until completely cooled.
- For glaze: Cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in vanilla, powdered sugar and enough milk to get a thick glaze consistency.
- Dip top side of cookie into glaze and leave out until completely set. Once set all the way through, move to an air tight container until ready to eat.
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