Mini Cinnamon Cookie Rolls
These spicy little spirals offer intense cinnamon flavor and are a crispy, buttery cross between a snickerdoodle and a cinnamon roll. These are our friend Mary’s most popular requests for cookie exchanges. Mary says, “Most people say they taste like Christmas!” Grab a mug of steamy coffee or a tall glass of milk and welcome in Santa!
1 cup butter, softened
1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, 1 tablespoon honey and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture mixing well.
Shape a heaping tablespoonful of dough into a 6-in. log. In a shallow bowl, combine spices and remaining sugar; roll log in cinnamon nutmeg-sugar. Loosely coil log into a spiral shape; place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat, placing cookies 1 in. apart. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar.
Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. In a small bowl, melt baking chocolate with remaining honey; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 2-1/2 dozen.