Cookie dough isn’t just for [closet] eating. Or dipping!
It’s for stuffing too!
Stuffing cinnamon rolls to be exact.
You may remember that I made my first batch of cinnamon rolls ever this past Christmas. Yes, first ever. It was also my first time ever tasting a homemade cinnamon roll. I really had not lived before that.
A common question I receive is if I have a recipe for cinnamon rolls. I do – but it certainly isn’t my own. In December I made The Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls and will probably never even attempt another recipe. There is no need to. This recipe is simple, foolproof, and yields the most incredible cinnamon rolls I have ever tasted.
And if you recall… I didn’t even like cinnamon rolls before. I’m not a pastry gal. Well, at least I wasn’t before.
I really didn’t think there was any way these could possibly taste better.
But then I stuffed them with chocolate chip cookie dough.
I’m sure you can just imagine how that turned out.
And I topped them with the vanilla cream glaze I first made in December. Good gosh I practically slurped it off the spoon.
I ended up halving the cinnamon roll recipe and suggest using your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough. In fact, I even think store-bought cookie dough would work too. It’s just going to burst out of the cinnamon rolls in an oooey, gooey fashion anyway.
I can barely describe them. The cinnamon rolls are soft and buttery and full of cinnamon sugar, but also oozing with chocolate chip cookie. I didn’t realize it until after they came out of the oven, but this is a combination of two of Mr. How Sweet’s favorite foods. His eyes nearly bulged out of his head when he saw them.
They are incredibly delicious in all of their pants-poppin’ goodness. Two words: make them.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls
makes 4 pans of cinnamon rolls
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 package dry yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons)
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Mix the milk, sugar and oil in a large pot. Scald the mixture, then let cool for one hour. When it has cooled (but is still slightly warm), sprinkle the yeast into the milk mixture and let it sit for a minute. Add four cups of flour and mix until a dough forms, then cover and let rise for at least one hour.
After an hour, add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour, baking soda and powder and mix. I use my hands to make sure the dough completely comes together. Flour your workspace and roll the dough with a rolling pin until it’s thin and somewhat rectangular, then brush with melted butter (as much as you want) and generously cover with cinnamon and sugar. Drops balls of your favorite cookie dough all over the cinnamon roll dough, then starting with the end away from you, roll the dough into a line towards you. Slice the rolls about 1 inch thick and lay in pans (I use aluminum 9 inch cake pans) that have been brushed with melted butter. Let the rolls rise for about 30 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe for Vanilla Cream Glaze
This is a great way to start off Monday, right?