Chocolate Chip Cookie Cinnamon Rolls

Have you ever watched the show Shark Tank?  If not, it is a show where inventors or people with new businesses come in front of rich investors to try to get them to invest.  We were watching a couple of weeks ago and there was this couple on that were trying to get the investors to invest in their cinnamon roll business.  They made all these delicious types of cinnamon rolls.  The one that sparked my interest the most were these coffee cinnamon rolls with cookie dough on top.  They looked fantastic.
I was then craving some combination of cookie dough and cinnamon rolls.  I decided the next day to make my own version.  As you know if you read this blog, I like things easy, I especially don’t like working with yeast because I am impatient and it takes so long. I found a cinnamon roll recipe that can be made up quickly without yeast.  Instead of doing something with a cookie dough topping, I just decided to stuff the cookie dough in the cinnamon rolls so that when the rolls baked there would be chocolate chip cookies inside of them.
These Chocolate Chip Cookie Cinnamon Rolls were delicious and everything that I imagined.  Essentially they are cinnamon rolls stuffed with chocolate chip cookies.  I mean you cannot get any better than that.  The combination of two of my favorite foods was so good and I really loved the soft cinnamon roll with a cookie in every bite.  Plus, this is a great excuse so that you can eat cookies for breakfast!
These cinnamon rolls were absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to make them again.  Seriously they are cinnamon rolls stuffed with chocolate chip cookies and topped with vanilla frosting.  The cinnamon rolls themselves are easy to make, since no yeast is involved.  For the cookie dough I used premade chocolate chip cookie dough, but you can feel free to use your favorite cookie dough as well.  For the frosting on top I just used premade vanilla frosting that I melted in the microwave.  I hope you try these fantastic cinnamon rolls, my family cannot wait to have them again!



Chocolate Chip Cookie Cinnamon Rolls

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cinnamon Rolls


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used soy milk)
  • Filling and Topping
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 package (1 package is 16.5 ounces) of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting (I used Pillsbury)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in the 3 tablespoons of softened butter and mix until it is well combined.  Then add in the milk and stir until a soft dough forms.  
  3. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle (about 10x14 in size) until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick.  
  4. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Then spread 2 tablespoons of melted butter on top of the dough.  Evenly sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon topping on top of the melted butter.  
  5. Roll the cookie dough into small balls (I had about 12 small balls) and place evenly across the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture.  I flattened the cookie dough balls to make the dough easier to roll.  
  6. Gently roll up the dough starting from the shortest side.  Cut off each end and then evenly slice the roll into about 9 slices.  Place the rolls into a greased pie pan or an 8x8 pan.  Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter on top of the cinnamon rolls.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. 
  7. Microwave the premade frosting for about 15-20 seconds.  Then drizzle the frosting on top of the cinnamon rolls.  Store the rolls in a sealed container.
Cinnamon Roll recipe adapted from A Little of This, a Little of That.
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  1. What a fun combination! I bet it tastes like a million dollars!

  2. Wow these sound amazing! I’d totally invest in this!

  3. WOW – Two of my favorite sweet treats combined into one!! Looks delicious Alyssa! And – it was so nice to meet you at BlogHer Food! Hope you made it back safely!

  4. I don’t think these could get any better. Chocolate chip cookie in cinnamon roll form is genius! Pinned and can’t wait to try these!

  5. oh. my. goodness. I must make these! They sound heavenly!

  6. I also fear yeast….shhhh don’t tell anyone! These look fabulous and easy!

  7. These are the bomb dot com, girl!! Holy goodness!!