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Running on Cinnamon Rolls

The other day I asked my son if there is anything he has been craving that I could bake for him. His reply was Cinnamon Rolls. Hmm I thought I have never made homemade Cinnamon Rolls. A few weeks back Jenn of Deliciously Sprinkled made a post about Homemade Confetti Cinnamon Rolls and I commented on her page about how I have always been intimidated by Cinnamon Rolls. Well I conquered my fear while taking care of my sons craving!

I started the dough last night because it needs to rest in the refrigerator for several hours or up to 2 days. I figured I would finish the process when I woke up in the morning and then my son could wake up and enjoy his treat fresh out of the oven. These were really a treat for the whole family.

I was so happy with how they turned out. The may not be to best looking rolls I have ever seen but they sure were tasty and I knew they were made with good ingredients. I know Cinnamon Rolls can hardly be considered a real food but making the homemade version is a much better alternative to the store bought ones.

Thankfully today is National Running Day so I have extra incentive to burn off my breakfast during my lunch time run.

Cinnamon Rolls
(Printable Version)
This recipe was adapted from Deliciously Sprinkled
Homemade Confetti Cinnamon Rolls


4 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose King Arthur Flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 table spoons yeast
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup butter
2 eggs

Cinnamon Filling:
1 stick of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon

2 cups powered sugar
4 table spoon cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine 1.5 cups flour, granulated sugar and yeast in bowl of standing mixer.

Warm milk, water and butter on stove until butter starts to melt. (About 3 minutes)

Add butter mixture to mixing bowl mix on medium for 2 minutes.

Add Eggs and 1/2 cup flour mix on high for 2 minutes.

Add remaining flour and beat until flour is incorporated. You mixer will really be working hard at this point.

Cover dough with plastic wrap and set in fridge. ( I let ours sit over night)

Once dough has rested Start Cinnamon Filling:
Add butter sugar and cinnamon to small pot and simmer on low until ingredients are well combined. Stirring constantly.

Line 13 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper.

Roll out dough on to lightly floured area.  I used my largest cutting board as a guide.

Pour cinnamon filling over dough and spread to make sure dough is evenly covered.

Roll Dough tightly long ways.

Use dental floss to cut dough into 13 pieces. Place floss under roll and then criss-cross the floss on top and pull.

Place rolls into prepared pan. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat over to 375.

After 30 minutes place rolls in oven to bake for 15 minutes.

While rolls are in oven make Icing.
Combine powdered sugar with milk or cream and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

Once Rolls are done baking remove from oven onto wire rack.

Cover with icing.

Best served warm!

Make sure to snapchat a pic your yummy baked goods to send to all of your friends like I did haha.


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