“This recipe is from Cooking with Paula Deen, Paula Deen's Christmas 2006. I just came across this recipe, and look forward to trying them... I love my grandmother's old fashioned cinnamon rolls, so these sounded like cookies I would absolutely love. What is better than cinnamon and nuts :) I plan to add these to my Christmas cookie trays next year, so you can bet I will be making them soon! Please Note: Preparation time is time making and refrigeration time and is just a guesstimate since I haven't made them yet.”
3hrs 40mins
3 1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, beat 11/4 cups sugar and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating well.
  4. Cover, and refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into an 18x10" rectangle.
  6. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons sugar, pecans, and cinnamon.
  7. Sprinkle evenly over cookie dough, pressing down gently with hands.
  8. Roll up dough, beginning with long side, jelly-roll fashion. Place roll seam side down.
  9. Wrap in heavy-duty plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight.
  10. Preheat oven to 350°F
  11. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  12. Cut dough into 1/2" slices, and place on prepared baking sheet.
  13. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  14. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  15. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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