Cinnamon Sugar Pinwheel Cookies

"DH loves these cookies. Makes a nice addition to a Christmas cookie tray! Prep time includes chilling."
Cinnamon Sugar Pinwheel Cookies created by Karen..
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  • Allow cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter to soften, then blend together.
  • Stir in egg yolk and flour, mix well.
  • Cover bowl and chill 30 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Divide dough in half and roll very thin.
  • Brush with 2 Tbsp melted butter.
  • Combine cinnamon, sugar and nuts, sprinkle half this mixture over dough.
  • Roll up like a jelly roll.
  • Cut roll in 1/2 inch slices and place cut side down on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Repeat other half.
  • Bake 15 minutes or till golden brown.
  • Cool on wire rack, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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  1. shoeami
    this was the most horrible cookie i've ever made in my life.<br/>the original recipe is so sticky, it's extremely difficult to handle. i tried everything to make it firm. it spent 3 hours. HOUR in the freezer. (an hour, double the stated time in my fridge wasn't enough.) i coated it in flour, sugar, everything. it still tasted like a doughy, sugary mess.<br/>i definitely do not recommend ever wasting your time on this recipe. (i made an account solely to warn.)
  2. brianne.eileen
    I don't see how these cookies could ever turn out well. The dough is extremely difficult to work with, even after refrigerating for hours. When I tried rolling them into the jelly roll, they completely fell apart. Finally when I was able to wrestle them into a somewhat cookie form, they tasted like burnt cream cheese loaded with sugar. Do yourself a favor and don't bake these!
  3. OutnumberedByPeanuts
    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!
  4. MichelliBelli
    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!
  5. Halcyon Eve
    I have to admit, I didn't care too much for these myself--but then, I dislike nuts. However, everyone else seemed to really like them a lot! I think I'd love them if I skipped the nuts. I didn't sprinkle them with powdered sugar, but they seemed sweet enough without. Thanks for posting, Aunt Paula!

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