Monday, August 5, 2013

Cinna Swirl Cookies


I can't help it, I am going through a "phase" as I recall my mom saying from time to time in my life.  I am sure she is just thanking GOD it isn't another "fake black hair, that looks blue in the sun", phase.  I am also fairly sure, she is glad I am not going through another "refuses to shave her legs" phase. 

Anyway, it appears my phases are now food related.  HA.  Yea, I just looked in the mirror, definitely food related.  I have always loved cinnamon, more than chocolate and ALMOST more than caramel.  I have just been craving it lately and no, not for any specific reason.  (now I am thanking GOD). 

As many of you know who follow me on Facebook, I spent 10 days with my parents.  I was cleaning out my moms cupboards and as the family "box cake mix whore", I robbed her of all mixes she wasn't going to use!  Yes, yes I did.  While I was on a grocery store trip in my tiny hometown I found Hershey's Cinnamon Chips.  WHAT?  Why I haven't seen these in any other grocery store when I live in a city?!  I nabbed those babies and thought to myself, "self, make something really convenient and quick and delicious".  I have seen these kinds of cookies before.  However, as usual I just look at the picture and decide how I want to make it, I rarely look at any recipes.  They are like cinnamon rolls, only in cookie form.  ACK.  YUM!  So let's get into these delicious bites of heaven.  You might consider a double batch.  Consider yourself warned.  

1 pkg sugar cookie dough mix.  (you can make homemade if you like)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to temperature on your cookie mix package or recipe directions.  Prepare as directed.  On a piece of foil, wax paper, or parchment paper, roll out your cookie dough.  You want it about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.  Your choice really.  Roll it into a rectangle.  When you are done, sprinkle it with brown sugar, cinnamon and cinnamon chips.  Using the parchment to help you, roll it into a log.  Transfer to a cookie sheet and place into the freezer for 1 hour (more is better just get it firm enough to slice nicely)  Cut into approximately 1/2 inch slices.  There is no need to get obsessive about this, just go with what looks good to you.  Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake according to package directions on the cookie.  Let cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing.  You will yield about 18-20 cookies.  OK, at least I did!

I packed a plate of these for my husband to take to his officers.  He forgot it.  (sorry guys).  I was secretly thrilled because these are the bomb diggity.  Yea, yea I said it.  They are!

Your "cinnamon sounds like Simmerman" Chefwannabe


  1. I am going to make these, its such a great idea and I cannot wait to try one!

  2. Can hardly wait to try them. I'm sure they will be a family favorite!