Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake

This Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake has all the delicious flavors of a cinnamon roll in cookie form. Just like a classic cinnamon roll, this breakfast cookie is covered in a sweet vanilla glaze! It’s so good!

For another tasty cinnamon cake, you have to try my scrumptious Cinnamon Roll Snack Cake!

A Slice of Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake on a plate

Overhead view of a Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake

Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake Recipe

So we all have our things that we are a bit anal about, right? I think I have a few. But the one that the hubs makes fun of pretty much every night is my obsession with our sheets and covers on our bed.

For some reason, our fitted sheet won’t really ever stay in place. We’ve even tried different sheets and it’s always the same. Every morning, it’s moved around and wrinkly underneath me. So before we go to bed, I always fix it. Always. I’ve even made the hubs get out of bed after he’s laid down so that I can fix it.

After 5 years, he seems to finally be over being annoyed by it and now just laughs and gives me a hard time. He calls me the “Cover Nazi”, inspired by the “Soup Nazi” from Seinfeld. 🙂

A Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake on a Cake Platter
a Piece of Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake on a plate

I go around to each of the 4 corners and re-tuck and smooth them. Then I make sure the sheet and comforter are lined up at the top corners so they are the same length when I pull up on them. If they are un-even, or the fitted sheet is all wrinkly underneath me, I can’t deal. Drives me crazy.

So there you have it. I am a little crazy, but the hubs loves me anyways. You can’t accuse me of not having a strong opinion on sheets.

And now that’d I’m done revealing my craziness, lets talk about this cookie cake. It’s not crazy in the way that I am, just crazy good.

I’ve been marinated the idea of a cinnamon roll cookie cake in my head for quite some time. That’s the usual course of an idea for me.

Then I remembered this deliciousness, Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake by Sally’s Baking Addiction, and decided to apply the same concept to a cookie cake. I knew I’d love it and I was right!

An Unbaked Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake in a foil-lined pan in the oven
A Slice of Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake with a Bite on a Fork

How to Make The Best Cinnamon Roll Cake

While it takes a little time to make, it’s not hard. It starts with a regular cookie dough. The cookie dough is cut into strips and rolled into a cookie cake right in the pan.

Using shorter strips helps a lot with moving the dough around. And keeping it cold and firm is also important. You’ll start from the center and work your way out.

It won’t actually reach the edge of the pan completely, but it will expand to fill the pan as it bakes.

Once covered with the glaze, it really is like eating a denser, cookie-like cinnamon roll. It’s FULL of cinnamon! And like a good cinnamon roll, it must have plenty of glaze. 🙂 This is easily one of my favorite cookie cakes. So yummy!

a Piece of Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake on a Plate

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A Slice of Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake on a plate
Recipe

Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake has all the delicious flavors of a cinnamon roll in cookie form. Just like a classic cinnamon roll, this breakfast cookie is covered in a sweet vanilla glaze! It’s so good!


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Ingredients

COOKIE

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda

CINNAMON ROLL FILLING

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter

GLAZE

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
2. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
3. Add cinnamon, flour, cornstarch and baking soda and mix to combine.
4. Chill for at least 1 hour or until firm. It will make the dough easier to roll out and work with.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch cake pan with aluminum foil that comes up over the sides of the pan.
6. When dough is firm, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt butter in another small bowl.
7. Remove smaller balls of dough at a time, so the rest stays firm. Roll out dough to about 1/4 – 1/2 an inch thick on a non-stick surface.
8. Cut strips of dough about an inch wide. Brush the strips with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
9. Roll up the first strip and place it in the center of the cake pan.
10. Coil the rest of the dough around the center, moving outward. Start each new strip at the end of the previous strip. Shorter strips are easier to work with and it’s easiest to coil it right in the pan. All pieces don’t have to line up perfectly, it’ll all come together as it bakes. The dough won’t go all the way to the edge of the pan. There will be about 1/2 an inch left, but it will spread in the pan as it bakes and fill it completely.
11. Bake for 22 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
12. Remove cookie from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan.
13. Remove the cookie from the pan, lifting with the aluminum foil.
14. Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla for glaze in a small bowl and drizzle over cookie.

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Enjoy!

Collage of my Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake

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23 Comments
    1. Lindsay

      No, the edges just bake a little taller than the inside because of the way the heat hits the outside of the pan while it bakes.

  1. Anonymous Baker

    hello i was thinking of making this how would you suggest making it dairy and gluten free and maybe lowering the portion size to about 4-5 people?

  2. Melanie

    I’m hoping to do two layers of this as a birthday cake for my son next weekend, but don’t really want to go through the work of swirling it, so I thought to just put in half the dough, add melted butter, pour on the filling, then put on the other half of the dough. Do you think that would work fine? Also, would i still need to line the cake pan with foil?

    1. Lindsay

      That should work fine – just leave a border around the edges without the filling so the two layers stick together at the edge. You won’t have as much of the cinnamon flavor, but it should be fine. You should be ok without lining the pan. I’d still put some parchment paper in the bottom though, to help prevent sticking.

  3. mel

    I found this recipe last night and was eager to make it this morning, it was a bit tedious and although mine didn’t come out as neat as yours, it was delicious. Very light but so flavorful, it really did taste like a cinnamon bun. One question: did you use clear vanilla extract? i used the brown version and it made my glaze a beige color – still yummy though. (:

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I used the brown vanilla as well. It does tint the icing – it might just look whiter in the photos. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  4. John

    I was looking for a fairly light but still richly flavorful giant-cinnamon-roll-cookie-cake recipe and it is PERFECTION. I need to make some ASAP…

  5. Lindsey@American+Heritage+Cooking

    This is quite possibly the best idea for a cookie cake that I have ever seen! Seriously I want to live in your head…I think I’d be quite happy in there with all these ideas for yumminess! I only have one question. Is there any left?

    ps- you just may be the Sheet Nazi. 🙂

  6. Mom

    Your father is in “drool” mode. Better save some for the cake grave yard! This is a thing of beauty! Good job, Sunshine!

  7. Mir

    Sigh. Lindsay, this is beyond any cookie cake I’ve ever dreamed about! It’s so beautiful. And inspired. And everything wonderful in this world!

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