Waking up to the aroma of freshly baked Cinnamon Rolls is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s a sure way to get everyone out of bed and onto the breakfast table.
But who has the time to wake up at the crack of dawn to start a batch of dough? Not me that’s for sure! But I do love my cinnamon rolls so I found a way to make them fresh without all the work. Really! These cinnamon rolls are super easy to make, it uses frozen bread dough! Now how cool is that?
You can take them out the night before and let them rise in the fridge. In the morning you just have to put them in a pan, brush them with cinnamon butter (I use the Chef Shamy spread you can buy at Costco) and pop them in the oven. In a very short time your house will smell like cinnamon!
I like to either glaze each roll with a thin glaze or if I have the ingredients make a cream cheese icing for them.
Here’s the recipe!
24 frozen bread roll dough
1 Stick butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed), 1 Tbs. Ground Cinnamon – mixed together to make a paste
1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tbs. Milk
1 Tsp. Vanilla
Place frozen dough rolls on a parchment covered tray, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in the refrigerator overnight.
Roll 2 rolls together to form a ball and cut 4 slits from top to bottom, but don’t cut all the way thru.
Place this into a greased muffin tin. Repeat with the rest of the dough. You will have 12 rolls.
Spread the Butter Paste on top of the rolls and also in between the slits. It’s best to do this with clean hands so you can get the paste deep into the slits.
Cover with plastic wrap that has been lightly sprayed with baking oil.
Let the dough rise until it’s double in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove plastic wrap and place risen rolls in the oven and bake about 15 minutes.
Gently remove from muffin tins and brush the tops with glaze or icing.
Mix glaze ingredients together until sugar is dissolved. Glaze will be slightly thicker but not icing consistency. Spread this on warm rolls before serving.
If you prefer ice with your favorite cream cheese icing.
Serve warm and don’t forget to brew some coffee!