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My Favorite Holiday Cinnamon Rolls

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"Snuggle up by the Christmas tree with a coffee and one of these"

Serves 12 | Prep Time 15 minutes to prep, 1 hour to rise | Cook Time 20-25 minutes @ 325°

Why I Love This Recipe

My husband grew up eating cinnamon rolls with his family every Thanksgiving. What a great idea! I decided to add my own flair and make them many more times throughout the year. Every morning is a perfect morning for a warm, sticky cinnamon roll!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 Cup warm milk (about 30 seconds in the microwave)
1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons butter (softened to room temperature)
1 Large egg
3 Cups all-purpose flour

6 Tablespoons to ½ cup melted butter
1 Cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon

4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
1 to 1 and ½ cups powdered sugar
½ Teaspoon of vanilla
1 to 2 Tablespoons of milk


Combine and mix all Dough ingredients with dough hook until tacky (not sticky) to the touch.

Set dough on floured counter-top. Turn bowl over on top of dough and let rise one hour.

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside.

After dough has risen, roll out dough on floured counter till it makes a rectangle. Spread melted butter on top with a silicon pastry brush. Sprinkle brown sugar & cinnamon combination on top. Roll pastry length wise. Use a knife or dental floss to cut into 12 rolls.

Place rolls into 9x13 pan. DO NOT butter/spray pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes @ 325°

Mix together Frosting ingredients until desired consistency.

Pairs Well With

Good conversation or a great book

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