Maple Cinnamon Roll Cookies

cin roll cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup salted butter; chilled and cubed
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp chilled water

Filling:
2 Tbsp white sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 tsp cinnamon

Topping:
1/4 cup maple syrup

Steps:
1. Combine flour and sugar in a medium bowl, mix and add in butter. Mix until dough forms small, pea-sized pellets.
2. Add chilled maple syrup and 2 Tbsp water, and mix until dough can be formed into a ball. DO NOT overmix, or the dough will become tough.
3. Spereate dough into 2 disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour or until firm.
4. To prepare filling, mix sugars and cinaamon in a small bowl and mix with a fork; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
5. Using a floured surface and rolling pin, roll out dough in the shape of a rectangle 10 inches wide and 15 inches long and about 1/8 inches thick. Sprinkle dough with half of the sugar filling.
6. Starting with the smaller side, roll dough up tightly into a cylinder. Dampen edge with water and seal. Repeat with remaining dough.
7. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/4 inch slices from each roll. Place sliced cookies in an ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart from eachother. With a brush, lightly brush tops with maple syrup. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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