Honey Bun Cookies are a delicious combination of soft, chewy cookie dough topped with a drizzle of creamy icing. The recipe for these cookies is not only easy to follow but also requires only a few simple ingredients, and the honey glaze comes together quick for the perfect cookie topping!
Copycat Crumbl cookie recipes have taken the internet by storm, with many people trying to replicate the famous cookies from the popular bakery chain. Our version of these cinnamon cookies are a wonderful and simple recreation that are sure to impress anyone who tries them!
Honey Glazed Cookies
These copycat Crumbl Honey Bun Cookies are made with a soft and chewy cookie base that is flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. The cookies are then topped with a sweet and sticky honey glaze. The combination of flavors creates a cookie that is both sweet and spicy. Honey glazed cookies are often served with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. The cookies are also a popular gift item during the holiday season.
If you love the taste of honey and warm butter, then you will no doubt have a special place in your heart for these sensational cookies. We have truly outdone ourselves with this recipe and we are so excited to share it with you!
Why you’ll LOVE this Cinnamon Cookie Recipe
- They are a terrific copycat. Loving Crumbl cookies is difficult because they never last for long. Thankfully with copycat recipes like this one you can have your favorite cookies all the time, without the high costs.
- Easy to Make: This recipe is simple and easy to follow, even for beginners. You don’t need any fancy equipment or ingredients to make these cookies. All you need is a few basic pantry staples and an oven.
- Perfect for Any Occasion: These cookies are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family gathering, a party, or just a sweet treat for yourself. They are sure to impress your friends and family with their delicious taste and unique texture.
Honey Bun Cookie Ingredients
Butter: You will need 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened, for the dough. This will make the cookies rich in taste and moist in every bite.
Sugars: Use ¾ cups of granulated sugar and ½ cup of packed brown sugar to give the cookie a depth of flavor.
Eggs: 2 large eggs are needed to bind the dough together. For best results, use room temperature eggs.
Vanilla extract: To enhance all the wonderful flavors in this recipe, add in 1 TBSP of vanilla extract.
Flour: Use 2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour for the base of the cookie dough.
Cornstarch: Adding 2 tsp of cornstarch will make the dough have great texture and a lightness to it.
Leavening agents: To help the cookies puff up as they bake you will need 1 tsp of baking powder and ½ tsp of baking soda.
Cinnamon: Using 2 tsp of ground cinnamon will create perfectly spiced and delicious cookies.
Salt: To balance the flavors in these cookies use ½ tsp of kosher salt.
Honey Butter Glaze
Butter: For the glaze, you will need ¼ cup of unsalted butter, softened.
Powdered sugar: Use 1 cup of powdered sugar to make the glaze smooth and sweet.
Honey: Adding in 2 TBSP of honey will give you a delicious honey flavor in every bite.
Milk: 2 TBSP of milk will get the glaze to the perfect consistency.
How to make Copycat Crumbl Honey Bun Cookies
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
Next, add in the eggs and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
In a separate small bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt with a whisk.
Then, add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture and stir well to combine.
After that, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray it well with nonstick cooking spray.
Use a large sized cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and roll it into balls. Then press the dough balls down into 1/4 inch sized discs.
Using a thick knife (like a butter knife) or a chopstick, make a spiral shape in the top of each cookie.
Chill and Bake
Next, place the sheet of cookies into the freezer for 10 minutes to chill.
Start preheating the oven to 350 degrees F while the cookies are chilling.
Then, remove the cookies from the freezer and place them into the preheated oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until the cookies are still soft and are just baked.
While the cookies are baking, prepare the glaze for the topping.
In a medium size bowl, mix the butter, sugar, honey, and milk with a whisk until fully blended and smooth.
Once the cookies have cooled, brush the icing over the entire tops and sides of each of the cookies. Let the icing set and harden before eating the cookies.
Serve cookies and enjoy!
Understanding Copycat Recipes
Copycat recipes can be found for almost any dish or product, from fast food items to baked goods. They are recipes that aim to recreate a dish or product that is popular or well-known.
One of the benefits of making copycat recipes is that they can be customized to suit individual preferences. For example, a person who loves a particular fast food burger but wants it to be healthier can use a copycat recipe to make a homemade version with leaner meat and fresh vegetables. In this case, we have recreated the amazing and delicious Crumbl Honey Bun Cookie to save time waiting in lines and money too!
It is important to note that copycat recipes may not always be exact replicas of the original dish or product. Factors such as ingredient availability, cooking equipment, and personal taste can all affect the final outcome. Copycat recipes can be a fun and creative way to recreate a favorite dish or product at home. With a little experimentation and creativity, you can customize recipes to suit your tastes and dietary needs.
Why Do I Need to Chill My Cookies?
Chilling the cookie dough helps to solidify the fats and prevents the cookies from spreading too much while baking. This results in a thicker, chewier cookie with a better texture. It also allows the flavors to develop and meld together, resulting in a more flavorful cookie.
How long are honey bun cookies good for?
You can keep these cookies stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. For best results, enjoy the cookies within a few days as these cookies will taste best within 3 days or so.
Can I freeze honey bun cookies?
Yes! These cookies do great in the freezer. Each batch makes over a dozen cookies so if you want some now and some for later, freezing the cookies is a great idea. Simply place the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Can these cookies be made in advance?
You can freeze the cookie dough before baking and then when you are ready, you can bake and enjoy. To do this I recommend having the cookies already portioned before baking as it makes it much easier to go from the freezer to the oven. Keep frozen unbaked cookies stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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Honey Bun Cookies are a soft and delicious cookie that look like a honey bun and is topped with a delicious honey butter glaze. This incredible honey bun cookie recipe has a warm cinnamon flavor and the fluffy texture is simply amazing.