Cinna-spin Cookies


Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Try a new spin on sugar cookies that's fun for kids to shape and tastes like snickerdoodles.

Prep Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
2 -1/2 dozen cookies


  • 1 (1 pound 1.5 ounce) pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl, mix cookie mix and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir in butter and egg until soft dough forms.

  2. On piece of waxed paper, shape 1 tablespoon cinnamon into a line about 5 inches long. Using floured fingers, shape 1 tablespoon of dough into a rope 5 inches long. Press one side of dough rope into cinnamon.

  3. On ungreased cookie sheet, coil dough rope tightly, cinnamon side facing center, into cinnamon-roll shape. Press end of rope into roll to seal. Repeat with remaining dough. Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

  4. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

  5. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft):

Decrease butter to 1/3 cup.


To drizzle the glaze easily, place glaze in a small food-storage plastic bag, snip off a small corner of the bag and squeeze to drizzle glaze over cookies.

2008 (C) and (R)/TM of General Mills

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.