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Cookies And Cream Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Last Updated on June 27, 2023

Cookies and cream cinnamon rolls are a delicious treat made with frozen bread or pizza dough, melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, and crushed Oreo cookies. They’re then topped with creamy vanilla cheese frosting and more crumbled Oreos for an extra sweet flavor. This easy-to-make recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

In this article, we’ll share how to make cookies and cream cinnamon rolls with step-by-step instructions, tips on storing leftovers, nutrition information, and more. So let’s get started!

Cookies and cream cinnamon rolls recipe

What are cookies and cream cinnamon rolls?

Cookies and cream cinnamon rolls are a twist on traditional cinnamon rolls, but made with Oreo cookies crumbled into the dough to give it a unique flavor. The cookie pieces also add texture to the sweet pastry, so they’re not just all soft and gooey like regular cinnamon rolls.

When finished, these treats can be sliced into individual rolls and served warm or cold. You can also top them with a homemade vanilla cheese frosting for extra sweetness.

What does it taste like?

Cookies and cream cinnamon rolls are sweet and flavorful. The combination of melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, and crushed Oreo cookies creates a rich and delightful flavor that will surely please any sweet tooth. The added vanilla cream cheese frosting adds an extra creamy texture and sweetness that really takes the flavor profile over the top.

How did I first get introduced to the cookies and cream cinnamon rolls?

I first got introduced to these delicious treats when I was visiting one of my friends. She had made a batch, and the aroma of warm cinnamon and sweet cream cheese icing was too much to resist. After one bite, I knew I had to recreate this deliciousness at home.

How to make cookies and cream cinnamon rolls?

Follow the instructions below to learn how to make cookies and cream cinnamon rolls.

How to make cookies and cream cinnamon rolls?

Ingredients

Cookies and Cream Rolls:

  • All-purpose flour for rolling
  • Cooking spray, as needed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (1 pound) frozen bread or pizza dough, thawed to room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup crushed oreo cookies
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Vanilla Cream Icing and Cookie Topping:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons crushed oreo cookies
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk, more as needed

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 2

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into an 8×14-inch rectangle.

Step 3

In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon until well mixed. Spread the mixture on top of the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Sprinkle crushed Oreo cookies over the mixture evenly.

Step 4

Starting at one end, roll up the dough and pinch along the seam to seal it closed. Cut off any excess ends if needed so that you have even pieces of rolls. Slice the roll into 8 equal pieces.

Step 5

Place the rolls onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow them to cool completely before frosting.

Step 6

For the frosting: In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until light and creamy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and milk, beating until smooth and creamy as desired.

Stir in crushed Oreo cookie pieces. Spread over cooled cinnamon rolls evenly. Sprinkle additional crumbled Oreo cookies over the top of the icing if desired. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Tips

• For a vegan version of these rolls, try using vegan butter, cream cheese, and non-dairy milk.

• You can also substitute the Oreos with other cookie varieties you have on hand, like chocolate chip cookies or graham crackers, for a different flavor!

• Make sure to let the cinnamon rolls cool completely before adding the frosting so it doesn’t melt off.

• If you don’t have confectioners’ sugar, you can make your own by blending regular granulated sugar in a food processor until it’s very fine in texture.

Cookies and cream cinnamon rolls recipe

Cookies And Cream Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cookies and cream cinnamon rolls are a delicious treat made with frozen bread or pizza dough, melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, and crushed Oreo cookies. They’re then topped with creamy vanilla cheese frosting and more crumbled Oreos for an extra sweet flavor. This easy-to-make recipe is sure to become a family favorite!
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Baking, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Rise: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 38 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 449kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Small bowl

Ingredients

For Cookies and Cream Rolls:

  • All-purpose flour for rolling, ensuring a smooth and non-stick surface for rolling out the dough.
  • 2 tablespoons of velvety unsalted butter melted to perfection, adding a rich and buttery flavor to the rolls.
  • 1/2 pound 8 ounces of premium frozen bread or pizza dough, thawed to room temperature, ensuring a soft and pliable texture.
  • 2 tablespoons of fine granulated sugar expertly measured to sweeten the dough and enhance its overall taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of aromatic ground cinnamon freshly ground for a warm and spicy note, elevating the flavor profile of the rolls.
  • 1/2 tablespoon of rich cocoa powder sourced from high-quality cocoa beans, adding a deep chocolate flavor to the dough.
  • 2 tablespoons of delectably crushed Oreo cookies ensuring a delightful cookies and cream filling in every bite.
  • Cooking spray as needed, for greasing, ensuring the rolls come out perfectly baked without sticking to the pan.

For Vanilla Cream Icing and Cookie Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons of creamy unsalted butter softened to perfection, adding a rich and buttery note to the icing.
  • 2 ounces of sumptuous cream cheese softened to a smooth consistency, ensuring a creamy base for the icing.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract extracted from the finest vanilla beans, adding a heavenly aroma and flavor to the icing.
  • 1/2 cup of fine confectioners’ sugar meticulously sifted for a velvety smooth icing, providing the perfect sweetness.
  • 1 tablespoon of indulgent crushed Oreo cookies adding a delightful crunch and a cookies and cream twist to the topping.
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh milk expertly measured, ensuring a perfect consistency for the icing, with more available as needed.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into an 8×14-inch rectangle.
  • In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon until well mixed. Spread the mixture on top of the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Sprinkle crushed Oreo cookies over the mixture evenly.
  • Starting at one end, roll up the dough and pinch along the seam to seal it closed. Cut off any excess ends if needed so that you have even pieces of rolls. Slice the roll into 8 equal pieces.
  • Place the rolls onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow them to cool completely before frosting.
  • For the frosting: In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until light and creamy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and milk, beating until smooth and creamy as desired.
    Stir in crushed Oreo cookie pieces. Spread over cooled cinnamon rolls evenly. Sprinkle additional crumbled Oreo cookies over the top of the icing if desired. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Notes

• For a vegan version of these rolls, try using vegan butter, cream cheese, and non-dairy milk.
• You can also substitute the Oreos with other cookie varieties you have on hand, like chocolate chip cookies or graham crackers, for a different flavor!
• Make sure to let the cinnamon rolls cool completely before adding the frosting so it doesn’t melt off.
• If you don’t have confectioners’ sugar, you can make your own by blending regular granulated sugar in a food processor until it’s very fine in texture.
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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 roll (without icing)

Calories: 183 kcal

Fat: 7 g

Carbohydrates: 25 g

Protein: 3 g

Sugar: 3 g

Fiber: 1 g

Cholesterol: 10 mg

Sodium: 30 mg

What to serve with cookies and cream cinnamon rolls?

Cookies and cream cinnamon rolls are perfect for brunch or breakfast. Serve them with a side of fresh fruit, yogurt, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, or your favorite breakfast dish. They also make the perfect snack or dessert when paired with coffee or hot chocolate. For an extra decadent treat, top them off with a scoop of ice cream! 

How to store leftover cookies and cream cinnamon rolls? 

Leftover cookies and cream cinnamon rolls can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To reheat them, place the rolls in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 5-10 minutes or until warm.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Pregnant women can enjoy these cookies and cream cinnamon rolls in moderation, as they contain no raw ingredients that could pose a risk. However, checking with your doctor before consuming new food during pregnancy is always best. 

FAQs

What else can I add to cookies and cream cinnamon rolls?

You can also add other mix-ins, like mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts for extra flavor and texture!

How do I make these rolls gluten-free?

To make gluten-free cookies and cream cinnamon rolls, substitute the all-purpose flour with a 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour blend. Make sure to check the labels of any other ingredients you’re using as well to ensure they are also gluten free.

Can I use regular butter instead of vegan butter?

Yes, you can substitute the vegan butter with regular butter if desired. However, keep in mind that this will no longer be a vegan-friendly recipe.

Can I use regular milk instead of non-dairy milk?

If desired, you can substitute the non-dairy milk with regular cow’s milk. However, remember that this will no longer be a vegan-friendly recipe.

Wrapping up

These cookies and cream cinnamon rolls are an easy and delicious way to enjoy breakfast or brunch! With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a homemade treat your family will love. Serve them warm with a side of fresh fruit for an extra special treat or save some for later by freezing the uncooked dough or finished rolls.

Thanks for reading this guide on making cookies and cream cinnamon rolls. We hope you found it helpful and enjoy making your delicious homemade treat! Please let us know in the comments below if you have any other questions or suggestions. Happy baking!

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My name is Lori Walker. I’m a registered dietitian, food blogger and food enthusiast. I share easy healthy, delicious recipes on my blog and review necessary kitchen items. The recipes I share take less… Read more

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