Cinnamon Roll Cookies have a cream cheese & cinnamon swirl and are topped with a thick, sweet cinnamon sugar icing. These are perfect for Christmas baking!
In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside. In another bowl, use a hand mixer to blend butter, brown sugar, egg/yolk, and vanilla extract. Slowly (1/2 cup at a time) pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well. Knead into a firm dough.
Use a rolling pin to roll sugar cookie dough to a 1/4" thickness on a lightly floured surface. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to blend cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon; spread this cream cheese mixture on the rolled cookie dough. Roll dough (like a cinnamon roll). Wrap this cookie dough log tightly with plastic wrap. Pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.
Using a sharp knife, cut the cookie dough log into slices that are about 3/4-1" thick. Place cut cookies on a silicone mat-lined (or parchment paper-lined) baking sheet.
Whisk together powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk in a small bowl. Drizzle cookies with the icing and allow cookies to dry on parchment paper or a wire rack.