I always look forward to traditions. Not just during the holidays but any time of year. I feel it’s nice to have something to look forward to no matter how big or small the tradition is. My fiance’s mom makes cinnamon rolls for the holidays, and I already can’t wait to have one on Christmas morning. Its the little things!
Although this isn’t my fiance’s moms cinnamon roll recipe (I still need to ask her for it), I decided to make Ree Drummond’s recipe from the Pioneer Women. I was actually making Ree’s Parker House Rolls and saw in her recipe I could save half the dough for cinnamon rolls. I didn’t think twice. Of course I was going to save half the dough to make cinnamon rolls! I’m so glad I did. These are amazing especially with lots of icing drizzled on top. My favorite!
With the holidays coming up, I know people attend cookie swap parties or bring treats to their friends, family or neighbors. I for one wouldn’t mind getting some of these delivered to me for the holiday!
Yield: 20-25 Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 15-18 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours 45 Minutes +
2 cups whole milk
1 stick (1/2 Cup) butter
1/2 cup sugar
2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon (heaping) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (scant) baking soda
1/2 tablespoon (heaping) salt
1/2 cup (additional) all-purpose flour
1 stick melted butter (additional)
Then, add the yeast and 4 cups of flour to the mixture. Stir to combine. Then cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, add baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1/2 additional cup of flour and combine. Divide the dough in half.
*Note: I only used one of the halves for the cinnamon roll recipe. I used the other half to make Parker House Rolls.
Total Time: 10 Minutes
3 cups powdered sugar
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-5 tablespoons milk, as needed
- *Ree Drummond’s Parker House Roll recipe is also the start of her cinnamon roll recipe. In her Parker House Roll receipe Ree links her cinnamon roll recipe once you need to switch to finalizing the cinnamon rolls. The ingredients above reflect half the recipe.
- I halved the icing recipe as well, however, make original recipe if you desire or need more icing for your cinnamon rolls.
Cinnamon Roll Recipe source*:
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