original recipe HERE
Cinnamon Rolls were always such a treat for me growing up. If I woke up to that smell – you know that delicious bakery smell, I knew I had to throw myself out of bed or else the brother trio would chow down my chance of getting anything on the breakfast table.
I had never made cinnamon rolls from scratch before and was determined to find the most simple recipe on the planet. Bread dough scares me – bread bowls I made a couple years ago could break a window, and then last year I tried my hand at some sweet potato slider buns (they were good and I was proud).
and then last week.. I made my own dough, ya’ll.
I prepped the cinnamon rolls on Friday evening after the girls went to bed. I usually save my personal ‘to-do’s’ (like blogging) and food prep for nights Jordan is at the fire station. On Saturday morning I let them rise for about an hour before baking and they came out perfect!
Parks wasted ZERO seconds before she stuffed a handful of gooey pulled cinnamon bites.
I took it upon myself to remove the possibility of icing in the hair, and the look I got from this one as I interrupted her breakfast meal..
We liked the cinnamon rolls. A LOT.
Parker sucked all the icing off before she decided to eat the actual bread part of her breakfast. I learned she was doing this the hard way after popping a piece in my mouth when I offered her some milk.
Soggy. Why does that always happen to me?
If they could talk they would be chanting about what a great/awesome/amazing cook their mother is.
The original recipe called for a basic powdered sugar icing, but I opted for a cream cheese version.
helped me out on this one, but I cut the recipe a bit (give or take..) to make it more of a glaze than cake frosting.
But cake is always well received in the mornings. So- frosting would be welcome, too, I suppose.
Cream Cheese Glaze
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
My kids ran in circles for 44 minutes and then fell face first into their cribs for a morning nap – completed sugared out for the entire year.
While I don’t often feed my babes this sort of thing (aside from the occasional donut hole, you know..) it was such a treat for these baby’s first.