Total Time
5hrs 8mins
Prep 5 hrs
Cook 8 mins

Go ahead, eat 'em for breakfast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filling: Stir together the sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. Cookies: Cream the butter and brown sugar until well blended with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla; blend well.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; add to butter mixture and blend well.
  5. Turn dough out onto a sheet of waxed paper; spread into a 9x6-inch rectangle using a rubber spatula.
  6. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar to within 1 inch from the edges.
  7. Roll dough up jelly-roll style.
  8. Roll in remaining cinnamon-sugar; wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap.
  9. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  10. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  11. Slice dough 1/4-inch thick; place 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  12. Bake for 8 minutes or until golden on top.
  13. Cool for 4 minutes on the cookie sheets, then remove to racks and cool completely.
Most Helpful

These cookies did not turn out as well as I was hoping. The dough, even after chilled, was hard to work with. Slicing the dough usually made it fall apart. All of the cinnamon sugar just fell out completely. I baked them for 12 minutes and they were still very doughy. And they had no flavor whatsoever! I was disappointed.

SilFerWolf July 12, 2010

Wow, I was so disappointed in this recipe! First of all the dough didn't hold together, even after 4 + hours in the fridge. I followed another reviewers tip for adding more filling - another mistake, all it did was add to the crumble disaster. There was no way this recipe would make 5 dozen cookies, it barely made 2 dozen crumble piles on the cookie sheet. It tasted fine ... but we won't make this recipe ever again.

WyoGemini January 11, 2009

Very good, I did have a problem rolling them but it is just something that I have very little experience with so wasn't used to the stickiness. A little more time consuming for the soccer mom (me) but for the "Martha" mom, it is a great tasting presentation piece.

enigma535 November 18, 2008