Cinnamon Sugar Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A traditional cookie we make every year, my oldest son Chad's favorite!
Since he was a little boy and now a grown man, I make these especially for him,
 isn't that the fun and spirit of Christmas?
I always place the recipe cards on a pant hanger so the recipes don't get dirty from handling them, works awesome!
My boys Chad and Curt with me 1984

Here's what you need:
First I recommend you heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Make the dough:
1- 3 ounce package of cream cheese
1/2 cup butter ( do not use margarine)
1 egg yolk
1 cup flour

Make the filling:
1/4 cup melted butter this is for brushing the dough
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup finely ground walnuts
Combine in a small bowl the sugar, cinnamon and nuts mix together well. Set aside.
Optional: powdered sugar for garnishing

Mix all together till everything is blended, chill 30 minutes.
Roll out dough on a floured board very thin like a pie crust.

Brush the dough with melted butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar nut mixture. Roll up like a jelly roll, slice in 1 inch rounds.  Bake on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet until light brown on the bottom around 12 minutes.
Garnish with powdered sugar after they cool if you like.      


                                                     My baby Chad.....   Where did the time go ?


  1. Sounds to me like your son has great taste in desserts because this looks yummy!

  2. What a sweet mom you are :)
    The trick to hang the recipe sheet to a hanger is great! And these cookies are amazing and my favorites too. Bye, have a good day

  3. All grown up! What a classic cookie!

  4. I need to figure out how to adopt the hanger trick for tall people. Get that recipe up to my eye level. The cookies sound great. We always make monkey bread Christmas morning these would be a good alternative.

  5. Hi Claudia, your pinwheel cookies look delicious. I love cinnamon, it always taste great in cookies and bread.

    Thanks for the hanger ideas, it's very useful. Both your boys look cute and now they are grown up young man, both looking good. :)

    Have a nice day ahead.

  6. wonderful and I love your family photos. Times goes by too quickly!

  7. Those cookies look yummy and great tip with the pants hanger!


  8. Claudia, Time does go by very fast. These cookies look lovely…a great family tradition!

  9. I will definitely try these, yum!! I love how you personalize your posts with family pics. Can I omit the walnuts and still have a good taste?

  10. I'm adding these to my baking list. They are like cinnamon rolls but in a cookie form. Love the pants hanger idea! My aunt got me this cookbook holder years ago that I love. It props the book up and has clear plastic over the front so nothing splatters on it.

  11. These sound delicious. I live the combo of cinnamon and cream cheese and swirled together I'm sure they taste fantastic!

  12. those are best looking sugar cookies I've ever seen!

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