cinnabon. cookies. you read that right.

Cookies of the Cinnabon variety. With an inordinate amount of vanilla and butter and sugar. Because that's obviously how we do. 

I feel the need to preface this with the following statement: I do not cook. Do not allow the mass amount of cookie posts lately fool you. The kitchen is Matt's domain. I simply visit from time to time. 

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening 
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar 
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3 cup flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar,and shortening. Add vanilla. Beat one egg in at a time.  

Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in another bowl. Add to other mixture. 

Cover and refrigerate the dough for an hour. Or less. Whatever suits your fancy. Go play with the new vacuum's prior home. Because there is nothing like a new big box. (That's what she said?)

Start making the filling? Iciing? Cinnamon goodness? Personally I feel I should have made more. I was using it sparingly and I wanted to just use all of the topping in all the lands. 

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Just microwave the butter till liquidy and add the other ingredients. 

Roll out half of the dough into a big ole rectangle. 

Schlep some of that lovely cinnamon concoction onto flattened dough. Recipe calls for using 1/3 of it on the first roll but like I said. Make more. You'll need it for the filling on two "logs" if you will.

Roll it up lengthwise into this questionably shaped thing. 

Put a tiny dollop of the cinnamon goodness directly on the tray wherever a cookie shall be placed in the near future.  Now I've made this both ways, with a dollop and without. There really is so much butter in these that they are just fine without.

Cut the log into slices. I went about a half inch thick. Place the slice onto aforementioned dollop (or not). 

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. 

Oh and stock up on milk. You'll need it.