Wednesday, December 03, 2008

~Cinnamon Rolls~

I think a new tradition for our family is cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving morning. It makes a quick, yummy breakfast if you make them the night before. And we've done it two years in a row now so it is a tradition, right? :-)

This year my sister helped me make them. They were devoured too fast to get a picture. Trust me, they're delicious! They take a lot of work and lot of butter! So obviously these are a treat!

Cinnamon Rolls

These taste like the famous cinnamon rolls sold in malls. [I would assume the author meant Cinnabon, and having had Cinnabons, they do come close!]

Dough
1 T. dry yeast
1 C. warm milk
1/3 C. white sugar
1/2 C. soft butter
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
4 C. flour

Dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Knead into a ball or put in a bread machine on the dough setting. Let rise until double in size. When ready, roll out to about 1/4-inch thick. Spread with filling.

Filling
1/4 C. soft butter
1 C. brown sugar
3 T. cinnamon

Spread butter evenly on dough. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon evenly over buttered dough. Roll up dough. Slice roll into 1-inch slices. Place on a greased pan. Let rise until double in size. Bake 10 minutes at 400*. [Our rolls needed longer than 10 minutes.]

Icing
1/2 C. soft butter
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 oz. cream cheese
2 T. whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Beat until fluffy. When rolls are hot, spread lots of icing on them.

--Recipe from Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy

These were equally good hot or cold. We just stuck them one at a time in the microwave for 20 seconds. Or ate them cold. However we felt like!

8 comments:

Tori said...

Thanks Tammy, I think I'm gonna try this one!
I've been meaning to make some with a bread recipe and haven't yet, thanks for the push!

Melody said...

These sound really good - I'll have to try this recipe. It's our tradition to have homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, and these sound fabulous. Thanks for posting the recipe!

Mrs. H. said...

We do two batches of these for Christmas morning every year...one cinnamon, one orange rolls. I stick them in the fridge overnight for the second rise, then pull them out and pop them in the oven in the morning...and I look like a genius on Christmas day. :)

Tammy said...

Tori and Melody - if you make them let me know how they turn out! :)

Mrs. H - my sister and I talked about baking them in the morning, but decided that we'd rather have the convenience of them already baked so that everyone could eat as they got up/felt like it.

Ann said...

I am taking the afternoon to read new blogs. I hope you do not mind me stopping by. Feel free to check out my blog. I am having a give-a-way that will end on Monday. Three winners! :D

One of my favorite Christmas gifts every year is from my mother-in-law....her Cinnamon rolls. I like you recipe...thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

That looks like a delicious recipe- I am totally going to have to try that!

Trixie said...

Hi Tammy,

Well now I know why Cinnabon rolls taste so darn good. It's that 1 CUP of brown sugar! LOL.

Can't wait to give these a try.

Take Care,

Trixie

sheri said...

Thanks, I lost my Miserly Moms book and have been dying to find this recipe... I absolutely love it and the kids love to help me make it.