The Ultimate Dessert

filed under: Sandwich Cookies on January 22, 2010

This dessert is decadent.


It totally defies calorie consciousness.

It is almost wicked with sweetness.

Perfect for Valentines Day.

Cinnamon Crisps
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins

This dessert is decadent.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ultimate dessert
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. To prepare your pans: You can do this two very different ways.
  3. Use 6in cake pans. Prepare pans by using baking spray with flour in then, then cut a circle piece of parchment paper to fit in bottom of cake pan. Spray parchment insert as well.

  4. Get a piece of parchment paper to fit on your baking sheet. Draw 4-6 in circles on your parchment with pencil. Turn the side you drew on face down.

  5. For method one, take about 1/4 cup of dough and spread it across the bottom of cake pan. It should be thin! But try to cover the bottom entirely.

  6. For method two, take about 1/4 cup of dough and drop it into center of circle. Carefully spread dough out to reach the pencil line. It should be thin.

  7. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Watch them carefully as they burn easily. When they are done, remove them from the pan immediately. If you did method one, use the tip of a small paring knife to pull up the edge of the parchment and slide the cookie out. If you did method two, use a large spatula and slide the cookie off the parchment to a cooling rack.

  8. I cut out perfect circles with a cookie cutter. I recommend doing this before the cookies cool to avoid cookies from cracking.

  9. Take one circle cookie and place it on your plate or serving tray. Gently add frosting (or whipped cream if you are smart) with a piping bag. Add another cookie, do another layer of frosting. Gently add final cookie.

  10. Drizzle with hot fudge.



This is a cinnamon sugar cookie with frosting and hot fudge drizzle.

I made this ultimate dessert with a wonderfully rich vanilla frosting.

I have no idea what I was thinking.

Its almost too sweet. Even for me.

However, right after hubby ate one, he asked me, “What was that?”

I explained it to him in great detail and he just sat there looking at me.

Uh oh.

Then he said, “That was by far the best thing I have ever tasted in my whole life. Better than any cake or cookie or cheesecake. Amazing.”

That is a big compliment from my non-sweet liking husband.

Ultimate Dessert

(I think the perfect substitute would be homemade whipped cream with a touch a vanilla added. (just mix 1 cup of whipping cream in mixer and add 1 tsp vanilla)

But the cookies on the other hand… well.

They. Are. Good.

Light. Refreshing. So subtle in their flavor, the cinnamon just teases your taste buds. These would be wonderful with ice cream or cool whip (yes, I use cool whip sometimes and I love it) or dipped into hot cocoa or coffee.


Did you catch that? DIP THIS IN YOUR COFFEE.

You’re welcome.

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Or if you are certifiably crazy like me, add some more frosting to the top.

Be sure to accidentally drizzle a white heart on the plate. 😉

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  • shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    Those cookies sounds amazing. we love anything cinnamon and sugar over here!

  • Katie says:

    Be still my heart! My son had me try to recreated those Double Doozie cookies you see at the mall…they too are SO sweet but so good.

  • Cate O'Malley says:

    Mmm, that looks to-die-for!

  • Katie@ The Baby Factory says:

    holy cow, woman…..this is amazing. This is definitely valentine banquet worthy!

  • Sal says:

    These look unbelievably delicious! I feel the weight pouring on just looking at them! You know what kept running through my mind when I was looking at these pictures and reading your post?????…..that this is totally a dessert recipe that would be on the menu at some fancy shmancy restaurant. Seriously. You need to go professional.

  • Allison says:

    These look AHH-MAAA-ZING! They look like a perfect Valentine’s treat too (or really an any-day treat!). I was curious as to what kind of vanilla frosting you used? Is it just a vanilla buttercream or something different?? Thanks!

  • Amy says:

    These look delicious. How far in advance can you make them without the cookies getting mushy from the frosting/whipped cream?

  • Katie says:

    Will you share the recipe for the rich vanilla frosting you made with the cookies?

  • Jan@littleglimpse says:

    You know how they say you eat with your eyes before your mouth….I am delightfully full! I tend to be more of a cook rather than a baker (because with baking you have to be so precise), but I definitely need to make these. The mint ones will put my husband over the edge. Thanks for the recipe!

  • C says:

    I’ve noticed a few other people have asked this, too – could we pursuade you to share with us the recipe for the rich vanilla frosting you use? I think a good icing makes all the difference. Thanks so much!

  • Michelle says:

    Amanda, I’d love to have the rich vanilla frosting recipe. I feel like I’m left hanging with only half of the information :o) HOpe you will post soon!

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  • Ultimate Dessert says:

    Looks exotic.. Stunning picture.. My stomach is rumbling.. Cant wait to try.. Thanks..

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    wow…that…looks so yummy…
    my mouth is watering right now…
    it’s difficult to stop the drool from my mouth!!!
    and the little white heart just sooo cuuteee…
    can’t wait to try it…

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    hi, this sounds de-lish. I was wondering if You could also post the recipe for the frosting, because i have been looking for that sort of thing for a LOOOOONG time. thanx in advance

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  • Doro says:

    I made these yesterday, but with a few modifications…I can’t ever leave a recipe as it is. I only made the cookies, but added tiny bits of diced apple to the dough and used less butter. They didn’t turn out as crispy as I imagine the original recipe to be, they are crispy on the outside but chewy in the middle. Delicious, thank you so much for the recipe!

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