Monday, November 21, 2011


Do you love cinnamon rolls as much as I do?  I go nuts over warm, fresh from the oven, homemade cinnamon rolls.

They can really take a lot of time to make though.  So most of the time, I settle for store bought or even the ones from the can.

I'm going to share with you an easy way to make these. No one will know you didn't spend hours and hours making them.

There are a few secrets to making these yummy treats.

First, start with one loaf of thawed, frozen bread dough.  It saves all the time you would spend making it from scratch and trust me, no one will know the difference. 

But, if you want to make the dough from scratch you can surely do so.  These will taste wonderful either way.

Roll the dough into a rectangle.  This is the hardest part as sometimes bread dough doesn't want to roll out. 

Brush the rolled out dough with 3 tablespoons of softened butter.

In a bowl combine 2/3 cup of brown sugar, 2/3 cups of chopped nuts (I used walnuts) and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. 

Sprinkle the mixture over the buttered dough. 

Roll up dough like a jelly roll.  Start with long edge. 

Cut the rolls into 12 slices.  Place rolls into a lightly buttered 9x13 inch cake pan.  Cover with dish towel and let sit for about 1 1/2 hours so they can rise about double in size.

Here is the 2nd secret to making these the best cinnamon rolls. 

When ready to go into the oven, poor 1/3 cup of heavy cream over the rolls.

Bake at 350 degrees for 24 mins.

While they are baking, combine 1 1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 tablespoon heavy cream and a tsp. of vanilla.  Mix well, add a bit more milk or cream if to thick.

Drizzle over the rolls while still warm.

Makes 12 large cinnamon rolls.

Of course if you don't like icing on your cinnamon rolls then just don't add it.  I happen to love the icing.

Here is the recipe all in one spot if you want to print it out.

Cinnamon Rolls

1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed -  or make homemade dough
3 tablespoons softened butter - more for pan
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/3 cups sifted powdered sugar (be sure to sift so you don't have lumps)
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Roll dough into a rectangle.  Brush with softened butter.  Combine brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon in bowl.  Sprinkle over rolled out dough. 

Starting at long edge roll up like a jelly roll.

Cut into 12 slices.  Place into 9x13 inch lightly buttered pan.  Cover and let rise until doubled in size.  About 1 1/2 hours.

Pour cream over the rolls and bake at 350 degrees for 24 mins.

While rolls are baking, combine powdered sugar, milk, cream and vanilla.  Add a bit more milk or cream if to thick. 

Drizzle over rolls while still warm.


Makes 12 large rolls.

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Rach said...

Looks delicious! I can almost smell them. Thanks for the tips.

Honey at 2805 said...

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