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Sweet Excess: Glazed Cinnamon Rolls Stuffed With Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Just in case you'd ever wondered: as it turns out, stuffing cinnamon rolls with chocolate chip cookie dough really does make them more delicious.

I know this because yesterday, finding myself with a free coupon for some Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, I went to the store and picked up a pack of Orange Cinnamon Rolls with which I set to experimenting. Now, I'm not adverse to enjoying these sweeties in their natural state, but while preparing some cookie dough for my annual Memorial Day Cookie Cake Pie, it occurred to me that stuffing them with cookie dough might just make them even better.

And you know what? They were amazing: gooey, high-fat, high-carb heaven. But don't worry if you're counting calories: I'm pretty sure that the orange glaze made them healthier.

Here's how you do it at home.

Glazed Cinnamon Rolls Stuffed with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


  • 1 package Pillsbury cinnamon rolls with glaze (I used orange sweet rolls)
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate chip cookie dough per cinnamon roll (if uneasy about if it will cook thoroughly, use an egg-free version)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Unwrap the roll of cinnamon rolls until you get that jarring "pop" that means the feast has been unleashed.
  3. Separate the rolls, and unroll each one gently.
  4. Roll each teaspoon of cookie dough into a thin log (use floured hands), slightly thinner than the thickness of the unrolled cinnamon roll.
  5. Place the log of dough on top of the unrolled cinnamon roll, and gently re-roll. Repeat with the rest of the rolls.
  6. Place the rolls in a lightly greased pie plate (it keeps it all contained) and bake according to the package directions, 15 minutes or so.
  7. Once the rolls are out of the oven, gently heat the glaze in the microwave for about 10 seconds, or until pourable. Liberally glaze your cinnamon rolls with it.
  8. Enjoy.


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Reader Comments (27)

I think I just gained 10 pounds reading this! How delicious! I will have to try this with my homemade cinnamon roll recipe, and try it with some espresso icing!! YUM. Thank you for sticking this in my head! :D

I hate myself for not thinking of this on my own... XoD YUM!

June 2 | Unregistered CommenterSara Jane

My 20 month old just saw the pictures and said 'cookie!'. Looks fabulous!

Thank you for brining cinnamon rolls to a whole new level! Definitely putting this on my "to make" list.

June 2 | Unregistered CommenterLora

You come up with the most amazing concoctions! My eyes went wide as I read the title of this.

June 2 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

OMG these sound FABULOUS!!! I never was a baker, but I have been attempting to make some baked goods recently, so I am looking for simple recipes using convenient ingredients. This seems like it is right up my alley!!

June 2 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

I think I just felt my hips widen reading this post! I want to make these!!!! Maybe I'll do it when I lose 5 lbs so I have some room for these! Looks delicious!

June 2 | Unregistered CommenterHaley C

Oh my gosh, adding more bliss to the already divine! Awesome idea!

June 2 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Oh, my....that's pure genius!!!! You rock!!!!

June 2 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I love how it says "liberally" glaze. Mm-hm, that's right. Pour on the deliciousness, honey. :D

June 2 | Unregistered CommenterWei-Wei

omg i'll be back later to comment once i wipe up the drool!

June 3 | Unregistered CommenterElle Sees

WOW!!! These look amazing!!!!

June 3 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Thing 1) I ALSO make an annual Memorial Day cookiecakepie - so weird! (And so yummy.)
Thing 2) HOLY CRAP. I think this might be what dreams are made of. And also, something I want to eat in the darkness so no one sees me getting fatter. I love it.

June 3 | Unregistered CommenterCatie

i've done this with bacon, just half-cook it first then roll up in the unbaked cinnamon rolls. soooo yummy. i will be trying this version soon. thanks cakespy!

June 3 | Unregistered Commenterangie

im sitting here thinking "why didnt i think of that?" omg that looks soooo crazy nuts delicious!! all i need now is a HUGE glass of cold milk!

June 3 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Give me a napkin please to wipe my mouth. I almost drool at the sight.
that looks so delicious.

oh my good gracious! This is one of those things that I thought only existed in my own personal heaven. thank you thank you thank you!

OH MY STARS!!!!! I will have to try this......how yummy it sounds....and why I haven't ever tried this with regular cinnamon rolls I will never know.....what a great idea!

June 9 | Unregistered CommenterKayola

What, they weren't fattening enough? Looks delicious though!

June 9 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Looks AMAZING!!! Question though... are these the orange danishes or the cinnamon rolls?

June 9 | Unregistered Commentermichelle

I agree, this is genius! My mouth started watering as I read through your post. I cannot wait to give this recipe a try. Thanks!

It sure would be nice if there were a way to print recipes

I'm making a conscious effort not to drool all over the keyboard... OH MY YUM!

June 10 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

I made these for my friends after explaining to them the awesomeness I saw on this site! To put it simply.... THE BEST THINGS EVER!!!!

You have to eat them right out of the oven when the cookie part is still gooey and melty and delicious!!!! Definitely making them again!

June 11 | Unregistered CommenterPaige
I just made these....and oh my goodness! Wonderful!!
October 16 | Unregistered CommenterKristin
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