Cinnamon Buns cooling on the baking rack

Pumpkin Cookie Butter Cinnamon Buns with Cookie Butter Glaze are SO moist and delicious and is a perfect combination. You must make these!

Pumpkin Cookie Butter Cinnamon Buns with Cookie Butter Glaze #SundaySupper #Pumpkin #CookieButter

I want to give a shout out to this weeks Sunday Supper hosts A Mama, Baby & Shar-Pei In The Kitchen and Confessions Of A Culinary Diva, thanks so much for hosting!

All my food blogger friends seem to go on about how great cookie butter is.  I had tried a candy bar that had cookie butter in it and it really did not knock my socks off and couldn’t figure out why everyone loved it so much.  But, my friends kept talking about cookie butter.  So, I broke down to peer pressure and bought some.  The first recipe I tried it in was a version of Chocolate Chip Energy Bars where I subbed cookie butter for the peanut butter.  I enjoyed the bars, but I liked the cookie butter straight out of the jar more!

Pumpkin Cookie Butter Cinnamon Buns with Cookie Butter Glaze #SundaySupper #Pumpkin #CookieButter
Then it hit me.  Why didn’t I try making a pumpkin cinnamon roll and make a cookie butter filling and frosting?  The cinnamon hint in the cookie butter would be perfect for the cinnamon roll and it could replace some of the butter.
Pumpkin Cookie Butter Cinnamon Buns with Cookie Butter Glaze #SundaySupper #Pumpkin #CookieButter
These cinnamon rolls made a cookie butter fan out of me.  Well, actually, I am a fan of the cookie butter as it stands alone also.  I may or may not have eaten a spoonful or 4 over the last few days.  I do know its not something I will be able to keep around the house for lack of self control!
Pumpkin Cookie Butter Cinnamon Buns with Cookie Butter Glaze #SundaySupper #Pumpkin #CookieButter
What are some of your favorite recipes with squash?  Are you a summer squash or a winter squash fan?  I do love both, but I am really truly a huge fan of the winter squash myself.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Sunday Supper post today.  There are so many great ones that it is a hard decision to make when trying to decide what to make next!  Enjoy!
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Pumpkin Cookie Butter Cinnamon Buns with Cookie Butter Glaze #SundaySupper
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 9 buns
  • 1 package fast acting active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2/3 cup warmed almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not the pumpkin pie mix)
  • Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup cookie butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • Glaze:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cookie butter
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons Cinnamon Bun flavored non-dairy creamer
  1. Instructions
  2. In a large bowl, stir yeast, white whole wheat flour flour, 1 cup of all purpose flour, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, and salt together.
  3. In separate bowl, mix pumpkin puree, butter, almond milk and egg together. Pour into dry ingredients and stir until well blended. Turn out onto counter coated with some of the remaining flour. Knead the remaining flour into the dough until it is used up and you have a smooth, elastic dough.
  4. Put dough into a bowl coated with cooking spray and lightly spray the top of the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  5. To make filling, melt butter and cookie butter in microwave for about 45 seconds.  Remove from microwave and stir until combined
  6. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped walnuts and raisins in a small bowl, set aside. Transfer the risen dough to a work surface, and pat or roll it into a 16″ x 12″ rectangle. Spread softened butter over dough and then sprinkle with the sugar mixture.
  7. Roll the dough into a log the long way. Spread evenly with cookie butter mixture. Sprinkle evenly brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Roll dough into a log the long way. Next, using what I call my “dental floss trick”, cut the rolls into even slices (I got 9 rolls). The dental floss trick uses a long string of unwaxed, unflavored dental floss. You slide it under the roll dough and bring it up and across like you are going to start to tie a shoe. Then you pull each side to slice the roll dough.
  8. Place slices in a greased 8 inch square baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap (not tightly) and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.
  9. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until they turn golden brown across the center.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool about 15 minutes.
  11. To make the glaze, melt butter and cookie butter in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir together until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup of confectioner sugar along with vanilla extract and cinnamon roll flavored non-dairy creamer. Add more creamer if needed.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Sherri Jo September 7, 2014 at 10:53 am - Reply

    ooh!This looks amazing! Sharing!

  2. Liz Berg September 7, 2014 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Oh, my gosh, do these cinnamon buns look incredible! So tender and moist…and then you add cookie butter! Swooning, my friend!!!!

  3. Renee Goerger September 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    These look so delicious!!! I love the twist you give to a traditional cinnamon bun!

  4. Katie September 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Whoooaaa! Cookie butter AND pumpkin in one dessert…I must have this. Immediately.

  5. Peanut Butter and Peppers September 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh! What a great treat for brunch or breakfast. I simply love it!

  6. marye September 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Mmmmmm… yummy. Pinned!

  7. The Ninja Baker September 7, 2014 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, Shelby. I am completely sold on cookie butter now and want to go grab some from TJ's. Your pumpkin cinnamon buns are beyond! Thank you for the keeper recipe =)

  8. Laura Dembowski September 7, 2014 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    As if cinnamon rolls on their own weren't good enough, you added pumpkin and cookie butter!!! Be still my heart.

  9. Tara Noland September 7, 2014 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    That looks like the most perfect fall cinnamon roll ever!!

  10. Arisuchan September 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    LOL I love that we share the same lack of control when it comes to things like cookie butter! 🙂 Great post, and what a great pairing!

  11. Shaina Wizov September 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, cookie butter and pumpkin?! I haven't tried this combination yet but I bet it's absolutely amazing.

  12. Linda Mire September 8, 2014 at 12:58 am - Reply

    I have resisted the cookie butter up to this point. Definitely rethinking after seeing these. Nice!!

  13. Katerina September 8, 2014 at 10:39 am - Reply

    They look absolutely delicious!

  14. Sarah Olson September 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    What a fantastic idea! I need to find some cookie butter ASAP!

  15. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads September 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    LOVE cookie butter! These look like an amazingly perfect breakfast!

  16. Carrie R September 8, 2014 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I am a cookie butter and a pumpkin addict, so this recipe is right up my alley! Love this and can't wait to try it soon. 🙂

  17. Life Tastes Good September 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    You know i love my cookie butter, and I agree it is great with spoons! This recipe sounds amazing, Shelby! You really came up with a great combo here – can't wait to try it!!

  18. I haven't had a cinnamon roll in years! Maybe it is time to start again -these look incredible!

  19. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic September 8, 2014 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    OMG! I HAVE to make these. I'm drooling over here. Great job!

  20. From Valeries Kitchen September 8, 2014 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    These look absolutely amazing, Shelby. The texture looks just perfect and that glaze….delicious!

  21. Renee September 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Brilliant idea to use cookie butter for these wonderful cinnamon buns!

  22. Carlsbad Cravings September 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Be still my heart! These look AMAZING I so wish you were my neighbor right now 🙂

  23. Mary Ellen September 9, 2014 at 12:59 am - Reply

    I am like you and love cookie butter with a spoon. I have found sometimes it gets lost in a recipe, I think you have hit on the perfect solution to that. I love all of the additions to the filling and it sounds like they all will enhance the cookie butter. Great job!

  24. R Yerkes September 9, 2014 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Great recipe! And great minds really do think alike. I love that you did it with pumpkin! And I too prefer eating it straight out of the jar. Or with apples.

  25. Carol September 11, 2014 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness….pumpkin AND Cookie Butter…what a winning combination. I love Cookie Butter/Biscoff so I'll definitely be pinning these to try. They look amazing.

    Thank you Shelby!

  26. Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Can you make these without the pumpkin? If so would any changes need to be made?

  27. Sarah Reid September 14, 2014 at 2:43 am - Reply

    Goodness me! These would be delectable

  28. Pam September 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of cookie butter I will be on the lookout for it when I visit my daughter in CA. These are over the top cinnamon rolls.

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