Cinnamon Sugar Pinwheel Cookies

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

DH loves these cookies. Makes a nice addition to a Christmas cookie tray! Prep time includes chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Allow cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter to soften, then blend together.
  2. Stir in egg yolk and flour, mix well.
  3. Cover bowl and chill 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Divide dough in half and roll very thin.
  6. Brush with 2 Tbsp melted butter.
  7. Combine cinnamon, sugar and nuts, sprinkle half this mixture over dough.
  8. Roll up like a jelly roll.
  9. Cut roll in 1/2 inch slices and place cut side down on ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Repeat other half.
  11. Bake 15 minutes or till golden brown.
  12. Cool on wire rack, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Most Helpful

These are very good! I skipped the nuts because my husband isn't a very big fan of pecans and that's all I had on hand. The directions were easy to follow, although I made a couple of changes based on previous reviewers' suggestions. I chilled the dough overnight and then rolled to approximately 1/4" thickness. I decreased the bake temperature to 325. The cook time was around 15-16 minutes for my oven. My husband and I both thought that the cookies were very tasty - even without the powdered sugar sprinkled on top (so I actually left them plain). An easy cookie that has an impressive presentation. Thank you for the recipe!

Outnumbered By Peanuts November 22, 2009

I rolled out the dough and refrigerated it for about 1 hr. before rolling it out and rolled it out to about 1/4". I rolled the cookies up and stuck them in the freezer for about 1/2 hr. to make them easier to slice. I used a sharp knife to slice and it worked like a charm. Baked at 325 for 10 minutes and the bottoms were lightly brown and perfectly cooked. These are awesome cookies and loved by my entire family. I will double the recipe next time as they went so fast this time around. I will be making these for my cookie trays during the holidays this year too!

MichelliBelli August 31, 2009

My kids loved these! Definitely chill the dough ahead of time as it makes it much easier to roll out and use a fairly sharp knife to cut or the dough will tear.Great with a cup of tea for a late night snack!Thanks for the recipe.

KoolKatMommy October 24, 2006

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