Cinnamon Bun Sugar Cookies

Today’s cookies are brought by Carrie of Bakeaholic Mama.
Carrie is so sweet and supportive and after reading her blog for months I got to the conclusion she should have named her blog Bakeaholic Super-woman Mama. Somehow (I’m still waiting for the secret) she manages to have a gorgeous blog while surrounded by three little ones.
Cinnamon Bun Sugar Cookies

Hi, My name is Carrie and I am the recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind the blog Bakeaholic Mama. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a wife, master mama of 3 kids and 2 dogs, I was a former preschool teacher and now a wannabe baker. I spend my days chasing kids, playing Lego’s, changing diapers and up to my elbows in cookies and cupcakes!  On my blog you will find anything from the sinful Cookies and Cream Red Velvet Layer Cake or something a tad healthier such as my Spinach and Feta Veggie Burgers. I am a firm believer that we can all enjoy healthy home cooked meals and still have plenty of time and room for dessert.

Cinnamon Bun Sugar Cookies

Roxana has helped me out in the past with this guest post for Coffee Cupcakes, to return the favor she asked me join her 25 Days Of Christmas Recipes. How fun!!

When I think of Christmas recipes the first two that come to mind are sugar cookies and snickerdoodles. I love the two more than you can imagine. Nothing fancy to get me excited just a classic holiday cookie.

I mean now really… is there anything better than a house that smells of fresh baked cookies and cinnamon to warm you up? These cookies are crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle. Loaded with cinnamon and sugar, and cinnamon chips topped off with a powdered sugar glaze… it’s sugar cookie meets a cinnamon bun.

Cinnamon Bun Sugar Cookies

Cinnamon Bun Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup of unsalted butter. room temperature
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups of Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips
  • Topping
  • 2 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs of milk


  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in your eggs and vanilla bean paste just until incorporated.
  2. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix into butter and egg mixture until everything has combined.
  3. Fold in your cinnamon chips.
  4. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  5. In a bowl mix together additional sugar and cinnamon with a fork.
  6. Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls. Toss each cookie dough ball in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until cookies are golden. For a crispier cookie bake longer. If you like them chewy 10 minutes should be perfect!
  8. Allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack. Meanwhile in a small bowl mix powdered sugar and milk together with a fork or whisk. When smooth drizzle over cooled cookies.


Roxana, thank you so much for asking me to guest post today. It’s been so much fun!! 



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  1. The Contessa (Linda) says

    These sound wonderful. A cinnamon roll in a cookie. The reduction in calories has to be made up for by the taste! Can’t wait to make these. Happy Holidays!

  2. says

    Beautiful batch of cookies to celebrate the holidays!
    Love the photos with the sweet tea cup, wish I had a few of your cookies with a cup of tea right now 😉

  3. MBork says

    So i made these last night and they were so good! The only problem was that i kept eating the dough and literally almost made myself sick because I couldn’t stop. Next time there will more self control (and cookies!).

  4. Lora @cakeduchess says

    A cookie that is based on a cinnamon bun is my kind of a cookie:)Nice to meet Carrie here and her lovely cookies:)

  5. Suzanne Platt (@YouMadeThatblog) says

    Carrie you make some of the most drool worthy baked goods I’ve seen. I love a cookie with the taste of a cinnamon bun! What I don’t get is how you are so skinny, what I would give for a skinny gene :)

  6. Pati Johnson Rhea says

    Not sure where to find vanilla bean paste here in Alaska. Will it alter the flavor much if I just use vanilla extract instead – and would I still use 2 teaspoons?! Thank you!

    • says

      Hi Ana,
      You could use chocolate chips or chopped almonds/walnuts. It’s not going to smell like cinnamon but the texture should be about the same


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