Cinnabon Sugar Cookies

These Cinnabon Sugar Cookies are the perfect cookie to fill your cookie jar with.

These sugar cookies have an amazing cinnamon flavor inside the cookie and in the frosting on top.  They never last long in our house.

This week I had someone order 10 dozen sugar cookies for an open house at a local hospital.   Ten dozen sugar cookies is a lot of cookies.  Mixing and baking is actually the easy part.  But after frosting 120 cookies, my hand was tired of holding that frosting bag.  It is always a great feeling when I box up an order, and know that I am done.  Then I can move on to making goodies for all of you :-)

There was half a batch of sugar dough leftover when I got done with my order.  Now you would think that I wouldn’t want to see another sugar cookie for at least a week or two.  But no, I have had this Cinnabon syrup and sugar topping just waiting for the right time to bust it out.  These sugar cookies were the right time.  I couldn’t wait to finish them up and taste them.  They were everything I wanted them to be :-)

These sugar cookies have an amazing cinnamon flavor inside the cookie and in the frosting on top.  They never last long in our house.

 Are you ready for the holidays?  This weekend I had my first of many Eggnog Latte’s.  I probably need to google a recipe for making these at home…I like them a little too much!

I sure hope you are ready for all the holiday goodies that I have up my sleeves.  Well, really they are all swirling around in my brain right now.   This cookie was one of those that has been swirling for a while, and I couldn’t wait to make them up and share them with you.  They are really easy to mix up and roll out.

I like to roll mine about 1/4 ” thick and bake them for 6-7 minutes.  These aren’t not the extreme super soft sugar cookies, but wait for it…swirl on a butter cream frosting and after a day, these cookies will soften right up.  And the best part is that they actually keep for about a week.  Well, I think they do.  We have actually never had any last that long around here.

 Have you seen the Cinnabon syrup and topping?  I found mine at our local Payless (Kroger) grocery store!  It truly has the best cinnamon flavor I have ever tasted.  I added a little bit of both to the dough and to the frosting!  Talk about a Cinnabon explosion going on in your mouth!  These were the best sugar cookies I have had…and I don’t know if I will or if I want to go back to regular cookies and frosting.  Cinnabon frosting can be other colors, right?    I’m thinking Cinnabon reindeer and Santa hats.

*As of today (December 4, 2014) I have not been able to find the Cinnabon products in my store or online.  I recommend using a cinnamon maple syrup and a cinnamon sugar mixture in this recipe.

These sugar cookies have an amazing cinnamon flavor inside the cookie and in the frosting on top.  They never last long in our house.

How do you like your cookies and frosting.  I like a good cookie to frosting ratio.  Actually I prefer my frosting to be a little bit on the thicker side, but that is just my sweet tooth talking.  The good thing about these cookies is that you can put as little or as much frosting on them as you like.  Spread it thin with a spatula or pipe it thick with a decorator’s bag.  The choice is up to you.

These sugar cookies have an amazing cinnamon flavor inside the cookie and in the frosting on top.  They never last long in our house.

You know you want a bite :-)

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Cinnabon Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Yield: 48 cookies (3 inch round)

Cinnabon Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies have a delicious cinnamon flavor in the cookie and in the frosting on top. They never last long in our house.


For the Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour
2 Tablespoons Cinnabon cinnamon roll syrup (or any cinnamon maple syrup)
6 Tablespoons Cinnabon cinnamon roll sprinkle topping (cinnamon sugar mixture)
For the Frosting
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 Tablespoons Cinnabon cinnamon roll syrup (or any cinnamon maple syrup)
1 Tablespoon Cinnabon cinnamon roll sprinkle topping (cinnamon sugar mixture)
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar


    For the Cookies
  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and syrup and beat again. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon roll sprinkle topping. Slowly add the flour and mix it all in.
  2. Divide the dough in half. Place on a floured surface and roll out to 1/4" thick. Cut out circles or whatever shape you have. Remove cut outs. Pat the dough back together into a round disc and roll again. Repeat with all remaining dough. Place cut out cookies on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Store in a sealed container.
  3. For the Frosting
  4. Cream the butter and shortening until light. Add the salt, sprinkle topping, and syrup and beat until fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar until all is mixed in.
  5. Spread the cookies with as much or as little frosting. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with sprinkle topping if desired.


*UPDATED: The Cinnabon products are not available now. Substitutions are suggested in the recipe.

These sugar cookies have an amazing cinnamon flavor inside the cookie and in the frosting on top.  They never last long in our house.

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    • Jocelyn says

      Cinnamon rolls are breakfast foods…so I totally think these would make an acceptable breakfast food!! I may or may not have consumed one the other morning after working out:-)

  1. says

    OMG! There is a bakery by my house that is famous for their sugar cookies and one of them is frosted with a cinnamon buttercream! So so good and now I am dying to try your cookies. Do you know if you can pick that Cinnabon stuff up in the store or do you have to order it online?

  2. says

    Wow! These sound too good. I’d bake these just for the aroma. Please drop by our site and leave this recipe on the Holiday Cookie Exchange. This is the perfect cookie for all times!

    • Jocelyn says

      I’m not sure brave is the right adjective:-) Insane is probably more like it! I sure hope you can find the syrup because it is so gooooooooddd!!!!

    • Jocelyn says

      They really were the best ones I have had in a very long time!!! My fingers are crossed for you too. I found mine with the pancake syrup!!! Good luck!!!

  3. says

    Jocelyn!!! How freaking amazing are these cookies today? I love a good cinnabon and incorporating those flavors into a cookie is such a wonderful idea. I wish I had that cinnabon topping and syrup when I made cinnamon swirl banana bread – OH MAN that would have been a wonderful addition. I can’t even imagine how good that syrup must be on pancakes too!!!! :)
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    • says

      I bet that syrup and topping would be awesome in banana bread…I’ll have to try that out:-) And it is really incredible on pancakes and french toast!!!

  4. says

    Oh – you have no idea how much I love cinnamon!
    I wish we had that cinnamon syrup
    I could eat tons of these cookies

    BTW – instead of receiving an email notifying me of this post, I received (again) an email for –
    Back To School Cookie Round Up – which I think you posted a few weeks ago

    • says

      Oh, I wish you could get this too:-( And you are the second person to tell me about that email issue…that Round Up was posted months ago, so there is no reason why you should be getting an email about that! My blog designer is looking into it for me.

    • Jocelyn says

      Thank you so much Mandy!!! I found it at our grocery store by the pancake syrup…I hope you are able to find it because it is some good stuff!!!

    • Jocelyn says

      I found the Cinnabon stuff in our local Kroger grocery store. You can go on their FB page and ask where there is a store near you carrying the product.

    • Jocelyn says

      He will love you so much if you surprise him with these…I will never go back to regular sugar cookies. Yup, they are that good:-)

  5. Ashlee says

    I found the syrup at Publix near the pancake syrups but can’t find the topping! Where in the store did you find it? I feel like I looked everywhere! We don’t have a Kroger near Daytona!

    • Jocelyn says

      I found the sugar topping right next to the syrup. You could substitute a regular cinnamon sugar mixture, it just won’t be quite the same.

  6. Anne Stevens says

    I found the syrup, but not the sprinkles. Would you recommend using cinnamon or cinnamon sugar as a substitute?

  7. Misty says

    Unfortunately, I cannot get the syrup locally, but I did see it on Just curious- have you tried this with cake flour, or do you think all purpose is best?


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