The Guest Chef Christmas Cookie Exchange! Mary’s Mini Cinnamon Cookie Rolls

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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!

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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

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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.




2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bill says:

    If I dress in my Santa suit, can I have some, please!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Especially if you dress as Santa, Bill! haha! We’ll throw in some eggnog for good measure!


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