Cookie Dough Filled Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Still drooling over our cinnamon bun layered cake? Well, good news, we’ve got more cinnamon buns- but this time they’re filled with cookie dough! Because everything tastes better with cookie dough, right?
These cupcake size heavenly cinnamon rolls are everything you’ve ever wanted in a dessert. The warm cookie dough cooks perfectly into the soft, doughy cinnamon roll and are then drizzled with glaze to perfection. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting by the oven for these babies to bake. Seriously, the smell alone will drive you nuts! Get ‘em while they’re hot or save them for breakfast on the go, that is, if there’s any leftover!
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Cookie Dough Filled Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • for dough:
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light almond milk (buttermilk will work too!)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • for filling:
  • your favorite cookie dough recipe
  • ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease cupcake tray. Over low heat, combine butter & milk in medium saucepan. Stir until the butter is liquid & then pour mixture into large mixing bowl.
  2. Let mixture cool for 5 minutes or until temperature of warm bath water. Add in yeast & let activate for 10 minutes.
  3. Add in 1 tbsp granulated sugar & salt. Stir. Add in flour 1 cup at a time while stirring.
  4. Place dough on lightly floured surface & knead for one minute. Place ball of dough into sprayed mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap, & place in warm area to rise until doubled in size.
  5. On lightly floured surface, flatten dough until about ½ inch wide & ¼ inch thick.
  6. Combine brown sugar, vanilla, & cinnamon in mixing bowl & stir to combine. Pour mixture over dough.
  7. Flatten out cookie dough until roughly the same thickness as dough & line roll dough with cookie dough. Roll dough into circular cinnamon roll shape & slice 1 inch thick.
  8. Place individual roll into cupcake tray & bake for 14 minutes. Remove & drizzle with glaze. Enjoy!
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Text: Melanie Nitowsky for Public Lives, Secret Recipes