Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ooey Gooey Semi-Homemade Cinnamon Rolls!

So, these snow days are kind of bad for a diet....and days like today when it is rainy and sleety - we can't even get out for some exercise.
The cinnamon rolls aren't exactly diet friendly either but trust me, they are worth every single calorie!

These cinnamon rolls are sweet and provided a nice afternoon treat....yes, that's right - I had them at 3 in the afternoon and they were good!

Here is how you make them.....

Ooey Gooey Semi-Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

1 Loaf Frozen Bread Dough
1 1/4 Cups Brown Sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Flour
1/2 C. Butter, softened
2 oz. Cream Cheese
4 Tbsp. Butter, softened
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 C. Powdered Sugar
DIRECTIONS:  Allow bread dough to thaw and double in size (follow directions for thawing on the package).  Take an 11x17 pan and butter the bottom.  Place a piece of parchment paper over the greased dish and then butter again.  Once dough is thawed, roll out into a large rectangle.  Spread 1/2 C. softened butter onto the dough.  Next, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and flour.  Sprinkle this over the dough.  With a rolling pin - roll the sugar mixture into the dough.  Starting on the long side of the rectangle, roll dough tightly into a log shape.  Cut the rolled bread into 1 1/2 - 2" sections and place side by side in the prepared baking dish.  Cover with saran wrap and sit in a warm place.  Allow to double in size - until rolls are just touching - approx. 1-2 hours.  Preheat oven to 350.  Remove saran wrap from the rolls and place in oven to bake.  Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned, do not over bake.  While your cinnamon rolls are baking, you can make the icing.  Beat together the cream cheese and 4 tbsp. butter until smooth.  Add vanilla and beat again.  Add powdered sugar and beat 5 minutes.  When you remove the rolls from the oven - place 1/2 the icing mixture onto the rolls.  Once cooled you can icing with the remaining icing.


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