Cookie Butter Sweet Rolls

December 19, 2016
3 Ratings
Photo by Posie Harwood
  • Makes one 9-inch round pan
Author Notes

This riff on a classic cinnamon roll recipe has a simple-to-roll dough and a filling of smooth, spiced cookie butter. I use smooth cookie butter usually, but crunchy would work too! —Posie (Harwood) Brien

What You'll Need
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1/2 cup
  • 10 ounces cookie butter
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup, optional, for brushing
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the yeast, warm milk, butter, egg, sugar, and salt. Add 3 cups of flour to make a soft but not sticky dough (you might need slightly more flour). Knead the dough for about 6 minutes, then transfer it to a lightly oiled large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for about 90 minutes.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it to a rectangle, about 20-inch x 12-inch. Spread the cookie butter in an even layer across the top of the dough, leaving an empty 1/2 inch border around the sides. (If the cookie butter is too hard to spread, heat it slightly).
  3. Starting at a long edge, roll the dough up into a log and pinch the seams to seal. Using a serrated knife or non-mint dental floss, slice the log into 12 slices.
  4. Place the slices into a greased 9-inch round cake pan, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for about 20 minutes while you preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. Remove the plastic wrap and bake the rolls for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and while still warm, brush with simple syrup if desired.

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8 Reviews

Zelda March 26, 2023
Please be specific in your recipe. What is cookie butter???
Sylvia February 3, 2023
I added a few toasted pecans to the Biscoff to give it some crunch but otherwise stuck to the recipe. The rolls were delicious and very easy to make. It will be fun to riff on the fillings and make them again!
Franca November 15, 2020
I used this dough to make a pumpkin butter star bread. I have to say...sigh, this dough is off the charts!! I sent a pic to my friend of the finished product, she put pants, and a mask on and came running. Totally rocks. Next, I will try it with the cookie butter.
Kay January 20, 2018
I was going to repeat the same question already asked, but I just happened to see the link to "Cookie Butter: Better than Nutella & Acceptable for Breakfast":
I don't know whether it always shows with this page, but I thought it might help other baffled readers to put it in the comments so it can easily be found. There is also a link on how to make your own.
Hope this helps others!
nancy December 19, 2017
not telling us what is in cookie butter?
Donna C. November 9, 2017
What is cookie butter?!!
Katie M. August 4, 2018
you can buy it in the store. Biscoff.
Pattiell January 23, 2023
It’s like heaven in a jar. Made from Biscoff cookies. Trader Joe’s also sells cookie butter and even a chocolate version.