Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

Again, mandatory for a snowy morning.

1 recipe yeast rolls
1/2 stick butter
2 Tablespons sugar
2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2-3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 Tablespoon butter
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 cups powdered sugar, depending on your taste of consistency

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt 1/2 stick butter.
  3. Mix sugar and cinnamon together.
  4. Roll out half of dough to almost 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick. Make a rough rectangle.
  5. Pour 1/2 of the butter butter on dough and smooth all over.
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon and sugar mixture over butter.
  7. Sprinkle 1/2 of the nuts over cinnamon and sugar.
  8. Roll up dough lengthwise and seal edge with water.
  9. Cut into 1-1 and 1/2 inch thickness.
  10. Turn rolls up and set on ungreased cookie sheet, about 1-2 inches apart.
  11. Repeat with remainder of dough, butter, cinnamon sugar, and nuts.
  12. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until brown.

For icing:

  1. Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a deep microwave safe bowl (I use a 2 cup measuring cup).
  2. Stir in 2 Tablespoons milk and 1 tesapoon vanilla.
  3. Stir in powdered sugar until desired consistency is achieved. Thinner makes a glaze, thicker makes an icing.

Makes about 2 dozen.



Made by Lena