HOLY lkjsdahdlahlfaeu I love Cinnamon Rolls. Any time I pass a Cinnabon I want to basically cover my body in their frosting, sprinkle cinnamon on my person and go into the witness protection program. So this morning for Christmas breakfast I figured I’d do that just. Except actually make them and leave my body out of it. But serving them on my body like those weird Japanese restaurants is something to think about later. When family isn’t around. Cuz it would get suuuuuuper weird.
Alright so I made the rolls the night before so I could just pop them in the oven in the morning like a magic Taco Bell cinnamon delight princess. And when anyone least expects it – BAM!!! – cinnamon roll smell all up in your house.
What you’ll need:
2 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast
2 tbsp warm water
1 cup milk (room temperature)
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp melted butter
1 1/2 cups more of all purpose flour
Mix the yeast with the warm water until it’s dissolved. Add in the warm milk, sugar and egg. In a separate bowl mix the 2 cups of flour with the salt, then dump it into the wet mix. And combine it all. Add the melted (not hot) butter and remainder of the flour. You want this dough to pull off the sides of the bowl easily. Add more flour if you think it’s not thick enough. And kneed it for about 5-10 minutes on a well floured surface. (About a 1/4 cup of flour to kneed) then take your dough ball and put it in a well greased bowl, cover and leave it on your counter for an hour and half to let the yeast rise.
In the meantime take a nap, put on a movie, make a mimosa. Read M Train if you’re in our fancy book cult.
You will see the dough has basically doubled in size. Plop it back out onto your counter (which is floured again for rolling) and roll your dough into a 12 x 18 ” rectangle – and about 1/4 inch thick.
1/2 cup of softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon
Spread that butter all over your dough. Take that s&*t coast to coast, corner to corner on your dough. Then Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture all over your dough.
Roll it up from the long side of your rectangle. And cut up your adorable little cinnamon rolls. Should make 12 – mine made 18. So follow your heart or whatevs.
place them in your well greased baking dish, I used a little Pam Baking Spray – place them roll side up and cover. Put them in your fridge.
Get back to said movie, mimosa or M Train! Or go to bed. I love going to bed.
In the morning take your rolls out of your fridge and let them sit at room temperate for an hour.
Then bake at 350 for 25-27 minutes. Until golden brown on top
8 oz cream cheese – room temp
6 tbsp butter – room temp
2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream (I used eggnog bc I’m lazy and it was in my fridge)
then dash in some more cinnamon if you so feel like it. Or don’t. These are your rolls, man!
Mix the cream cheese and butter, then add in the icing sugar. Once it’s mixed add in the heavy cream and mix some more. Add the cinnamon if your little heart desires.
Smother rolls until you can’t smother no more. Eat, repeat.