Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls!

    Is your mouth watering yet?  I LOVE cinnamon rolls.  Especially homemade cinnamon rolls.  They make me so happy.  Combine it with a tall glass of cold milk and you have yourself a fabulous breakfast and a sugar high to start your morning.  :)   Like I said in the previous post, I cut the dough for the sweet rolls in half.  With only 2 of us, I certainly didn't need 16 rolls and as much as I love dinner rolls, I love cinnamon rolls even more.  I prepared this the night before, after we ate the steak and dinner rolls.  Use the dough recipe found HERE.  Full recipe makes 16, half makes 8.  Actually we had 7, so it just depends on how you roll and cut the dough.  Here's what you need for the cinnamon filling: 

INGREDIENTS (for 8 rolls)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons butter, softened

  1. On a well floured surface, roll dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle. In a bowl, stir together the cinnamon and brown sugar. Spread dough with butter, and then the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough, using a little water to seal the seam.  (roll from the long side)
  2. Cut each roll into 8 slices using a very sharp knife or dental floss. Place rolls onto two 9x13 inch greased baking pans. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).  [If you do this like I did, prepare the rolls on the baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  In the morning, take the rolls out of the fridge, place on the stovetop and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  The heat from the oven helps these rise in just 30 minutes.  Feel free to go back to bed for half an hour or shower or anything else.  After 30 minutes of rising, proceed with the directions]
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.


  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1.5 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk

  1. To make frosting; combine confectioner's sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Add milk gradually until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. Spread over warm (but not hot) cinnamon rolls.

I have to tell you, that frosting recipe is the best homemade cinnamon roll frosting I have EVER made.  It turned out so delicious!  Feel free to add more vanilla, I may have used more like 1/4 tsp.  Either way, ENJOY these blessed cinnamon rolls and eat more than one. 

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