Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

It's quiet around the house tonight.  Only one more sleep until the big night.  I finished the last of my wrapping today, cookies are all baked, and there is nothing left to do but relax and enjoy.  I've seen all of my favorite Christmas programs, heard all the songs, and it's been a month long eat-fest.
Yes, I would say we are ready.  All we need is a little snow and things would be perfect.

My kitchen is filled with homemade artwork, the kind only a mother could love.  Which I do. 

With all of the terrible events happening in the world, we are feeling very blessed and grateful this Christmas season.

A Christmas morning tradition in our house are warm cinnamon rolls while opening presents.  I'll be making these ones this year.  In case you are interested, they are super easy.  They don't have yeast so you don't have to wait for them to rise.  You can make them the night before and then just pop them in oven in the morning while you are making coffee.  Your kitchen will smell heavenly too!

(recipe adapted from

1/3 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
2 cups flour
2 Tbs sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1 cup cold milk

For Glaze:
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3 Tbs milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease bottom and sides of a 12 cup muffin pan.

Cream 1/3 cup butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Drop 1 tsp into each muffin cup.  Reserve the remaining mixture.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in 1/4 cup butter until crumbly.  Make a well in center, and pour in the milk.  Stir to form a dough, adding a bit more milk if needed.

Turn dough out on lightly floured surface.  Knead 8 to 10 times.  Roll into a rectangle about 1/3 inch thick and 12 inches long.  Sprinkle remaining cinnamon mixture over the dough. 

Roll up like a jelly roll into a long log. 

Mark the dough first, to make sure you know where to cut, then cut log into 12 slices.

Place cut side down in prepared muffin pan.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.  Turn rolls out onto a serving tray.

For the glaze, add milk to the confectioners' sugar and stir well, adding more liquid if necessary to make a thin glaze.  Drizzle over cinnamon rolls.  Enjoy!

I am wishing all of my blog friends a very happy and wonderful holiday!!!!  I hope Santa brings you all that you wish for! 

Merry Christmas! xo

1 comment:

  1. Those rolls look so yummy! Happy New Year my friend and cheers to another year of fabulous blogging! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and stayed healthy! Angie xo