2tablespoonswater- more or less to get right consistency
In a bowl ( I use stand mixer with paddle attachment) beat together the butter, sugars, salt and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add in egg and beat until combined.
Slowly beat in flour until just combined.
Turn dough out on floured surface ( I just use counter but can use wax paper or whatever your preference) and roll out into square about 1/4" thick
Make the smear by combining all smear ingredients in the bowl and mix using the paddle attachment.
Spread smear all over top of dough and roll dough up jell roll style ( or like you were making actual cinnamon rolls!) To help with the dough not sticking I slide a floured flat edge icing tool under the dough to release it from the counter as I am rolling!
Wrap roll in wax paper and freeze 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°
Grease cookie sheet or use parchment or silpat.
Remove cookie log from freezer and cut cookies 1/4" thick ( be careful not to slice too thin or they will brown too quickly.
Bake cookies 12-14 minutes or until edges are just starting to golden.
Let cookies cool on baking sheet 2 minutes then cool to wire rack.
Combine all the glaze ingredients in a bowl and using a pastry brush glaze cookies ( I glaze my cookies slightly warm so the glaze melts in!)