These Cinnamon Roll Cookies taste just like cinnamon rolls in cookie form!!
Like seriously, Big Kids. You get Minecraft and computers and bikes with two wheels and sleepovers. Let the little kids have their dang miniature slide. Your big kid butt does not need to be squeezing into a slide that is 12 inches wide. Also? Stop screaming so loud. Do a useful big kid thing like go set the table for your mother.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a gourmet meal at McDonald’s in peace and quiet, only to spot your toddler being stampeded in the tube maze by a herd of preteen wildebeests.
It does something to a mother. Something inside us breaks wide open. And when that happens, what I have discovered, is that two types of people are revealed:
The ones who will yell at the children of strangers, and those who will silently seethe.
Obviously, I am the former. I take the whole, “it takes a village” thing quite seriously. Don’t judge me — I am a damn good village, if I do say so myself. You would be lucky to have me in your child-raising village. Because while my words don’t always sound particularly menacing, I have perfected what children know as the “crazy mom eyes.”
Things just sound different when paired with the crazy mom eyes. And the amazing, wonderful, magical thing about crazy mom eyes is that to anyone not looking right at you, you just sound like a normal, reasonable person.
“Hey kids…so listen (crazy murderey face). I see that you are actually four feet taller than the size limit posted on the door (crazy murderey I-will-find-out-where-you-live face). So maybe it might be a good idea (TRUST-ME-YOU-WANT-TO-DO-WHAT-I-ASK CRAZY LADY FACE), if you sat over there like the good boys and girls (crazy face indicating that I, in fact, know that you aren’t a very good boy or girl at all) that you are?”
What? I was just asking nicely.
Turn around, give a sheepish, kind smile to the watching parents, and your work here is done.
Cookies are a really handy life skill to have. Because they taste good and they fit in your pocket. And when you pull a cookie out of your pocket and say, “hey, want a cookie?” no one wants it because it has pocket lint on it. So you get to keep it and eat it yourself!
These cookies are easily some of the best I’ve made in…ever. They taste just like biting into a cinnamon roll, and the glaze on top is perfection! We could not stop eating these – I ended up sending some to the neighbors just to get them out of the house.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup salted butter, (2 sticks), softened
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 2/3 cups cinnamon chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 TBS warm water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium-large bowl, stir flour and baking soda together. Set aside.
- Beat butter and sugars with your electric mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, and then vanilla extract. Reduce speed; gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Mix in cinnamon and white chocolate chips.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until edges JUST begin to turn golden. Let cookies cool on sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.
- Prepare glaze: In a medium sized bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and warm water until smooth. Spread glaze on cooled cookies.
Enjoy and have a great day!