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Copycat Cinnabon Chocolate Chip Cookie Cinnamon Bun

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READY IN:
42mins
YIELD:
16 large cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 2 (32 ounce) packages refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 (7 1/3 ounce) can cinnamon roll dough (with glaze)

Directions

  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F On a lightly floured work surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll out each log of cookie dough into a 8 x 8 inch square (there will be two). Transfer each sheet of dough to a cookie sheet dusted with flour. Using a floured pastry wheel or dough cutter slice each sheet of dough into 2” strips crosswise. Repeat lengthwise, to create 16 squares. Place rolled dough in freezer. Repeat with remaining dough to create 32 squares total.
  3. Making sure to keep your work surface dusted with flour; use your hands to shape the cinnamon roll dough into a 16-inch log. Slice the log into 16 (1-inch pieces), chill on a pan until firm, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove cookie dough from the freezer. Top 16 cookie dough squares with a section of cinnamon dough. Start to form “sandwiches” place the remaining cookie dough squares on top of the dough squares. Working one at a time, pinch the edges of each cookie “sandwich” until the cinnamon dough is enclosed. Using your hands, roll the “sandwiches” into balls, being careful to keep the cinnamon dough within the cookie dough.
  5. Bake cookies:
  6. Place four well-spaced dough balls per baking sheet; press gently to flatten dough to 3/4- inch thick.
  7. Bake until light brown on top, and golden on the bottom, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through cooking. Remove to a rack to cool. Drizzle with cinnamon bun glaze, if desired.

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