Dec 05

{The Recipe ReDux} Sponsored Recipe Contest: Healthier Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

Welcome to another i’mcinnamonrollobsessed post!!!!!!

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They’re just a fun food.  Sometimes I go through these phases where I feel so bored with every ingredient in my kitchen.  Every SINGLE ingredient just seems so used and old.  And for dinner I can’t even think of making anything other than an omelet topped with ketchup because there are no other ingredients. 

I’m just feel so over everything.  In the most dramatic way possible.  And I have this desire to do a massive kitchen purge and then a massive grocery store spending splurge.  Just to find anything new.  

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I don’t think I’ve been a dramatic enough bride.  I’m emotional like all the time, but dramatic? Not so much.  I should work on that.  Throw a few more tantrums.  Or at the very least start to constantly obsess over how this is the last time I’ll do {blank} as an unmarried women.  Oh wait, I already do that.  Everything I do now feels like my last time.  Like I’ll be all, “this is the last time before I’m married that I’ll go to Panera with my parents on a Monday night and order 1/2 tomato soup + 1/2 turkey bravo sandwich.”  Specificity is key.

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This is one of those recipes where I couldn’t edit the pictures without eating a couple cookies.  And drinking some hot chocolate.  Lately I’ve been making my hot chocolate out of Sugar Cookie Tea.  You must try.  I still need to make some oatmeal using that tea…put it on the list of highly necessary things for the Christmas season.  Like building gingerbread houses and sitting around thinking abut how fun it’d be if I lived somewhere that it snowed.

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So have you used Monk Fruit in the Raw before?  Before this recipe, I had not.  And I loved these cookies, so I guess that means I love Monk Fruit.  Oh the things you learn about yourself.  By replacing half of the sugar in your recipes with Monk Fruit, you can cut down on the sugar in your holiday treats, which is a great thing if you’re watching calories or glycemic load.

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So these little cookies, you can just bite into them.  Or you can unwind them like you would a cinnamon roll.  You should do the latter.  Definitely do the latter.

The mashed banana added to the filling made these cookies like banana bread.  A cookie that tastes like a slice of banana bread smooshed together with a cinnamon roll.  That is what I want.  I love the word “smooshed” like five hundred times more now because of that Pier 1 commercial where the little penguins foot is smooshed in the cupcake.  Oh I can’t stand it, it’s so cute. 

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Okay, so add these cookies to your Christmas cookie list.  Or to your brunch menu, if you’re one of those fancy people who brunches.  I don’t really understand brunch, it means you only get to eat one meal in the place of two meals.  Why would I want to do that? 

Brunch or Christmas cookie list…either way your eating a cinnamon roll cookie.  And that is something to be happy about.

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{Disclaimer: I received free samples from Cumberland Packing Corp., maker of Monk Fruit In The Raw. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored
by Cumberland Packing Corp. and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.}

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
  1. 3/4 cup coconut flour
  2. 3/4 cup oat flour
  3. 1/4 cup Monk Fruit in the Raw
  4. 1/4 cup white sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1/4 cup mashed banana
  10. 1/4 cup canola oil
  11. 1-2 tablespoons milk of choice (I used almond, add just enough for dough to come together)
  1. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  2. 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/4 cup banana, mashed
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare your filling by combining cinnamon, brown sugar and mashed banana. Place in the fridge to chill while you make the cookie dough.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine coconut flour, oat flour, Monk Fruit in the Raw, white sugar, salt and baking soda. Add in egg, mashed banana, canola oil, and milk. Mix until a dough is formed. Should seem a little dry. Roll dough into a ball and place on a floured surface. Roll dough out into a long rectangle. Spread the filling over the dough. Roll dough up into a tight roll, starting with the shorter side of the rectangle. Dough may crumble a little or tear, but that's okay, just keep rolling. Use the uneven end of the rolled up log to patch up any tears.
  3. Wrap the dough log tightly in parchment paper and place in the freezer for 15 minutes. Slice into 10-12 cookies and bake for 15 minutes.
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19 comments on “{The Recipe ReDux} Sponsored Recipe Contest: Healthier Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies”

  1. Oh my goodness – do these looking amazing or what! I’m seriously considering putting my work aside right now to go down into the kitchen to make them. And I need to know how you make your hot chocolate with that amazing sounding tea?? Let me know!

  2. Ahhh Kylie these look SO good. I need to try them asap :)

  3. I love cinnamon rolls but never thought to turn them into cookies! YUM

  4. I could go for a cinnamon roll every day and so could everyone else in my family, so I think these would be a fabulous alternative to Cinnabon every day.
    That part about going to Panera for the last time as an unmarried woman made me laugh. You’re gonna have to make note of the very last recipe you post as an unmarried woman as well! ;)

  5. Yum!! These cookies look too good for words! Cinnamon roll + banana bread? Love how you roll ;). Can’t wait to make these soon!

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  7. Now this is an awesome recipe! High five on the coconut flour and AMEN to cinnamon rolls done healthier:) I like the way the Monk Fruit in the Raw bakes up, don’t you? I was kinda surprised when I played around with it yesterday for my Recipe Redux posting coming up. It worked surprisingly well! Love this!

  8. Yum! I cod imagine taking a swipe of dough off the beaters. Great job!

  9. Looks absolutely delicious! I love the taste that coconut flour lends

  10. yum… i could so go for one of these right now with my coffee!!

  11. You’re like a cinnamon roll fairy. I laughed out loud with your “this is the last time i will…” comment. Love the specificity.

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  13. Is there anything that can be substituted for the Monk Fruit?

  14. I am definitely making these next weekend… and definitely pulling those layers apart. I couldn’t imagine eating a cinnamon roll without pulling apart the layers.

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  17. Can you post the nutritional information with these recipes?

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