Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crescent Cinnamon Rolls

If you've made my recipe for "Kick The Can Crescents" then you know how good the rolls taste. The dough makes amazing cinnamon rolls as well. You can make them fairly quickly(in less than 1 1/2 hours). It should satisfy those cravings you might get from walking in the mall that send cinnamon aromas to your nose permeating every fiber of your being that scream "Come here NOW and order a jumbo cinnamon roll that won't taste as good as what you can make at home but it smells SO good you can taste it!" You know what I'm talking about, right? Making these rolls at home allows you to share, freeze some for another time, eat a proper size, control your ingredients and save money. I haven't done a cost analysis, but I'd bet the entire batch at home costs close to what you pay for just one of those jumbo rolls at the mall. Oh, yeah, your house will smell amazing and your kitchen will become a magnet for all those following their noses to the cinnamon scent. So, you may need to get plates and forks ready.☺


1 batch of "Kick The Can Crescents"
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 1/2 T. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 T. cream or half & half
1 tsp. vanilla


Prepare dough according to recipe directions through preparation stage only (not the rising, etc.). In a small bowl mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. On a floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle about 12 x 14 inches. Spread butter over the surface. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over the surface pressing down lightly. Roll up from the longer side of the rectangle and pinch edges closed. Score the roll into 12 equal pieces and then cut into rolls. Place in buttered or sprayed round pans(2) or a 13"x9" pan. Cover pan with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. In the mean time, preheat oven to 350°F. When rolls have finished rising bake for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. While baking, mix icing ingredients together until smooth in a small bowl. Spread rolls with icing while still warm. Makes 12 rolls.


Anonymous said...

I could eat these all day long!!!

Anonymous said...

I woke up to the beautiful smell of these this morning thanks to my beautiful mom! They were delish!! And amazing !!;)