Monday, 16 September 2013

Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies

I've been craving cinnamon rolls for a while now and then it struck me. Cinnamon roll cookies! Plenty of people have done these before, but what about Gluten Free? And miniature? These mini cookies have everything a cinnamon roll has, even that warm sugary icing poured on top. They are easy to take to work, to school, or to just have at home for you to munch on! Take a look.

*Makes: 20 cookies

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 ounces (85g) cream cheese 
  • 1/3 (70g) cup  sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups gluten-free plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar for sprinkling 
For icing
  • 2 ounces (55g) cream cheese, softened
  • 7 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (200g) of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


Step 1: First Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease your pans with cooking spray (foil is optional).

Step 2:  Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar together well.

Step 3: Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Step 4: In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir. Mix well. Add milk if dough is too dry.

Step 5: Put out a sheet of grease proof paper and sprinkle it with flour before putting your dough down. Then roll dough 1/4" thick into a rectangle about 9x13". Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar combination.

Step 6: Beginning at the long side, roll up. Be very slow and very gentle (I had to use a knife gently because the dough was sticking to the paper).  You can also cut the ends off to make it even. Wrap in plastic wrap as tightly as you can.

Step 7: Chill for 30 minutes in refrigerator. To speed up process, stick it in the freeze for about 20 minutes if the dough is still super soft. 

Step 8: Slice 1/4" thick and arrange on greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 9: Make your icing while your cookies are baking. Beat together the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Mix in the vanilla and milk, then gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar and salt until smooth and fluffy.

Step 10:  Take your cookies out and let them cool over a wire rack. As they are cooling, pour the icing over the cookies and once they have set a bit, you can enjoy!

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