Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

– Cookie Dough –

1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

– Filling –

2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp chopped pecans
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Beat together sugar and butter until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to sugar-butter mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle, 18 inches by 10 inches. Combine all filling ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over cookie dough and press down gently. Beginning with the long side, roll up dough, jelly roll fashion. Place seam-side down and cover with heavy-duty plastic wrap and/or parchment paper. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Cut dough into 1/2-inch slices. On a sprayed, greased, or lined baking sheet, place dough slices about 3 to 4 inches apart. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then place on wire racks to cool completely.