Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

I love, love, LOVE cinnamon rolls. They are absolutely one of my favorite things to make at home. Name one thing that smells and tastes better than a warm cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven, slathered with melty gooey cream cheese frosting. I don’t think there’s anything in existance that sounds better than that!

Of course you guys already know of my love of cinnamon rolls. After all, I have blogged about an overnight cinnamon roll recipe, cinnamon roll cupcakes, cinnamon roll monkey bread, and of course the shortcut version – cinnamon roll bread. I even made pumpkin cinnamon rolls last winter too!

But all of those can easily be forgotten by this recipe I’m posting today. I’m declaring this my go-to cinnamon roll recipe. I’m not trying any other recipes out there, because these guys come out so tender and pillow-ey with a super cinnamon-ey filling. Basically, they’re exactly what I’m looking for in a cinnamon roll.

To make things even better, you don’t need to use a mixer. I realize that could be a downfall in some people’s eyes. But sometimes it’s nice to do things with your hands and a wooden spoon.

I’m sure many of you guys have seen this recipe before. It’s from the Pioneer Woman. When she makes it, it yields something crazy like 50 cinnamon rolls. I guess when you live on a ranch, you might have a need for 50 cinnamon rolls. I live in a 750 sq-ft condo with Hubby. We definitely don’t need 50 cinnamon rolls in our house. So I cut the recipe in half. That still gave us about 24 cinnamon rolls. But I baked them on a Sunday and sent the rest of them to work with Hubby. (Although I have to admit, I regretted not sneaking one into my lunchbag a few hours later when I was sitting at my desk craving a cinnamon roll).

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Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 24 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients:

For the Dough
2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
4 cup flour
1/2 cup flour
1/2 heaping tsp baking powder
1/2 scant tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp salt

For the Filling
1 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cinnamon

Directions:

Mix whole milk, vegetable oil and sugar in a pan. Scald to 150 degrees. Let cool until lukewarm (~45 minutes). Sprinkle in yeast and let sit. Then add 4 C flour, stir mixture together. Cover and let sit for one hour.

Add 1/2 C flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the dough. Stir mixture together.

Divide the dough in half. Sprinkle surface generously with flour and form into a rectangle, roll the dough thin, maintaining a rectangular shape. Drizzle melted butter over dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough toward you. Pinch the seam to seal it. Grease foil cake or pie pans. Cut rolls 3/4 to 1 inch thick and lay in greased pans. Repeat with other half of dough.

Cover the rolls and let sit for 30 minutes.

Bake at 375 for 15 to 18 minutes.

Generously drizzle cream cheese frosting over warm rolls after they come out of the oven.

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman

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14 Responses to “Chicken Pot Pie with Cream Cheese and Chive Biscuits”

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    Shannon — March 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    love your adaptations- and i agree, one-pot meals usually need more veggies!

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

      Not that this meal is in any way healthy, but at least bumping up the veggies (and the servings) reduces the amount of pure indulgence per serving…

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    Sues — March 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Love all the changes you made to this! And I agree- the more veggies, the merrier 🙂

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one!

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    Megan — March 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I love that idea to just throw extra veggies in. I always have some leftover unused veggies going bad in the fridge after I’ve used some for a recipe. The biscuits on this look amazing.

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    Wendy — March 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    This looks rich and satisfying. I love the idea of biscuits on top rather than pie crust. Cream cheese chive biscuits sound especially delicious!

    • beantownbaker — March 26th, 2013 @ 7:29 am

      I definitely plan to make these biscuits again some time. They’d be delicious even without the creamy pot pie filling under them.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I love the thought of throwing the extra veggies in, i think a lot of people are hesitant to do so. This looks so delicious and satisfying 🙂

    • beantownbaker — March 26th, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

      Yea when it comes to cooking, I figure there’s no harm in playing with recipes. Baking is another story…

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — March 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

    My boyfriend, who eats a good portion of the overall meals I cook plus leftovers, hates veggies. This is a problem, because I don’t like food going bad but I can’t eat it all myself. I love recipes like this because it’d probably be SO tasty, he’d hardly even notice the abundance of green. Or he’d pick the peas out. Who knows.

    • beantownbaker — March 26th, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

      I can’t imagine hating veggies… But I agree, I think he’d hardly notice the veggies in this. It’s that creamy and delicious.

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    scott — March 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This recipe looks delicious. Do you know the nutritional values? If you post it on http://www.myrecipemagic.com they will calculate it for you and you can get paid for posting recipes.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 28, 2013 at 6:15 am

    I love that you topped this off with biscuits instead of the traditional flaky crust!

    • beantownbaker — March 28th, 2013 @ 6:53 am

      Biscuits are always the right answer 😉

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