But, Sinful Sweets takes the cinnamon roll to a place that even a cinnamon-roll glutton like me didn’t expect. They put it in a cookie.
The local sweet shop’s line of deep dish cookies seems to be based on the idea that bigger is better. Each cookie is almost larger than a cupcake but smaller than a doughnut, and weigh at least two pounds. The dough is baked like a small pie crust and filled with anything and everything. Varieties are endless: brownie filled with cookie dough, sugar cookie with a mountain of icing, chocolate chip stuffed with fudge. At Sinful Sweets, there’s no such thing as too much.
The deep dish cinnamon roll sugar cookie is daunting. The cookie portion is about an inch-and-a-half tall, squished down by the weight of a miniature cinnamon roll that’s baked into the center. It’s a monster of a cookie.
All together, the cookie is too much to handle. It’s a nice, novel idea to stack sweets and make a mega-cookie, but it’s a bit much. Even half of a cookie is, in my opinion, too much for one person. Eating half feels like eating six cookies. You’ll sit in a sugary daze all day.
Sinful Sweets. 539 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 412-720-1381. sinfulsweetspgh.com