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


Mini Cinnamon Cookie Rolls

These spicy little spirals offer intense cinnamon flavor and are a crispy, buttery cross between snickerdoodles and cinnamon rolls. These luscious Christmasy bites 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 to welcome in quests and the most important infinite,  jolly chimney dweller of all; Santa Claus!


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.

glaze photo source: bitofbri  cinnamon sugar photo source: thepopcornparlor


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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Frances 🌺 says:

    These look delicious Lana!

    1. Thank you, Frances! Perfect for the evening waiting for Santa to arrive 🙂

      1. Frances 🌺 says:

        Definitely ☺️

  2. Wow amazing Lana and I like the new look to your page! nice!

    1. Thank you, Lynn! haha! I’ve been the blind leading the blind making changes to my page! Thank you!! I appreciate this more than I can express!

      1. I really like it very nice!

      2. You’re the best! What can I say?? ♥

      3. awwweeee the feeling is so mutual dear!

  3. looks extremely delicious, Lana 🙂

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