Cinnamon Butter Cookie Rolls

In keeping with my recent mission of cleaning out the freezer (and the pantry), I had some Greek yogurt that I had frozen, and needed to use.  I have an old Stonyfield Yogurt recipe book, and found a great cookie recipe that I revised.  This is comfort food at its best.

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Cinnamon Butter Cookie Rolls

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 dozen


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sifted or whisked all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla with low sugar content
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4-4 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon


  1. With the paddle attachment on the electric mixer, combine butter, flour, and salt until it resembles coarse cornmeal (or you can use your fingers for this step).
  2. Add yolks, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix until just combined. Form into ball (dough is tacky), dust with flour, wrap with plastic wrap, and set in fridge for at least 2 hours.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Heat oven to 375.
  5. Sprinkle flour on the surface where you are working the dough.
  6. Divide dough into 4 portions. Roll one portion into a circle about a 1/4" thickness. Spread 1/4 cup of the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the dough, and press it in gently with your hands. Cut circle into 12 pie-shaped, wedge pieces. Roll each wedge up, starting at the widest end (like crescent rolls). Repeat process with other 3 portions of dough. Some of the sugar mixture will fall out. Scoop it up and save it for another baking project.
  7. Place rolls on cookie sheets lined with parchment or silpat.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Cool completely and store in an airtight container. These cookies are even better the next day!
  9. Optional ingredients: add almond extract with the vanilla extract; add nuts with cinnamon and sugar, and press into dough.

One Comment

  1. Nancy Hodges says:

    I was fortunately visiting a friend who had made these cookies and let me tell you, they are absolutely delicious.

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