I think you guys know by now that I love making mini treats. There’s just something about being bite-size that makes eating sweets even more of a treat for me. That or I just like saying super cute more than I should. Take a look at these other examples and you can see what I mean.
And these Cinna-mini Cookie Bites are no different.
They are tee-niny at about 3/4 inch tall and 1 1/4 inch wide. The perfect size to pop in your mouth. Okay … it might take two bites if you’re polite.
You can assemble them like regular cinnamon rolls… just on a much smaller scale.
Roll the cookie dough flat. Layer on butter, cinnamon and brown sugar and spread evenly. Then just cut the cylinder into 3/4 inch sections.
The dough can get all pressed together when you slice, but no worries, just separate the spirals with your fingers to define the swirls.
See… super cute. There, I said it again.
When the cookies cool you can drizzle or dunk the tops with a vanilla icing.
Dying over here. Adorable!
And yummy, too.
Here’s the recipe:
Yield: 36 cookies
Cinna-mini Cookie Bites
Prep Time1 hour30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Additional Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour55 minutes
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons milk
Sift flour, cinnamon and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
Using a mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add both sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla and continue to mix until combined.
Slowly add flour mixture until combined.
Lightly dust hands with flour and divide dough into three sections. Flatten dough into discs, cover with plastic wrap and chill the dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Roll out disc into a rectangular shape on a floured work surface. Trim dough to about 11 inches long by 5 inches wide for equally-sized cookies. (You can reuse and reroll the scraps)
Brush melted butter on top the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar and then spread evenly on the entire surface. Starting on side farthest from you, roll the dough towards you to form a cylinder. Cut cylinder into 3/4 - 1-inch equal sections and place on cookie sheet.
Repeat with other dough discs and bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Then drizzle or dunk the tops in vanilla icing.
To make the icing, sift powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Add melted butter, vanilla and milk. Stir together briskly until the icing is smooth and fluid. For a thicker icing, just add more powdered sugar. Alternatively, add a little more milk to thin it out. If dunking the tops, you may want the icing to be thinner to help define the swirls in the cookie.
Oh yeah. These are even super cuter on sticks. Just insert a 4-inch lollipop stick through the swirls before baking for Cinna-Mini Cookie Pops.
Can I replace The cream cheese for butter?
Just made these – all as lollipops. They are so cute! Thank you :)
I was wondering if I could make these ahead too! Could I freeze the dough or the baked cookies? Might have to see
Can these be made ahead and frozen? How would you alter the recipe?
hi! I am vegeterian and would like to know how can I replace eggs in yr recipes. Thanx
Is there any non-dairy substitute for the cream cheese?
These look fantastic! I will have to give them a try later on my customers will love them! Thanks
Yummy sounding and looking! The perfect size for a nibble :)
Does anyone know the weight measurement for 10 tablespoons of butter?
These are so cute! I would love to try this! (can’t for the time being) but totally saving this recipe!!
Super duper cute! My daughters would love a mini cookie in their lunch box as a special treat.
OMG those are so adorable I just want to reach through the screen and grab one! Love love love this idea!!
mmmm very cute!
Love cinnamon! These cookie bites are so cute :) I will definitely have to make them sometime soon!
These look delicious!!
These look so wonderful! I want to eat them now. Maybe I’ll make them for the next Sunday potluck.
These will be perfect for a brunch I’m having!
These are so cute, they look delicious!! Can’t wait to try them out :)
Mini things are so cute!
Oh my goodness! These look absolutely perfect!!!
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Have a look, and keep up the good work!
Awww and yummm :D
Cinnamon rolls and cookie pops? Together? I’m in love!
I think it’s a scientific fact that mini food just tastes better! And is super cute! These are adorable and I can’t wait to try them out!
Adorable!! I’m always a fan of mini foods.
Plus if they’re smaller, it just means that I can eat more, right? :)
These look yummy!
that would be a very cute snack to nibble on!
Oh my goodness. You don’t get any cuter than that.
Super cute! Perfect description.
BTW, just like we expect to hear “easy peasy” from Rachel Ray, we expect to hear “super cute” from you. The phrase is yours. Own it!
Your ingenuity always amazes me, Bakerella! Is there anything you CAN’T make miniaturized and cute?
These are too stinking cute!! Love this idea!
these are ADORABLE and sound delicious!! can’t wait to try them out!
These are too cute! I can see popping quite a few into my mouth:-)
These are the cutest thing ever!
These look utterly delicious! Would be perfect for my Virtual Bake Sale for Macmillan Cancer Support- check it out here http://www.foodnerd4life.com/virtual-bake-sale-2014/
I MUST make these… so cute!
These look fantastic!
Such an awesome idea! I think I know what I’ll be making next time my daughter needs to bring treats to school.
That looks so neat! And it’s a nice way to serve them to your guests.
omg I love how little they are.
these are so cute!!