November 17, 2010

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I'm starting to get the Christmas bug. For me, that means baking!  

I always have this fantasy that my husband and kids, family and friends will come over to a house full of goodies and great food to eat. Unfortunately, it doesn't turn out that way. You see, I also sell cakes and goodies for the season, and end up being too pooped to do much at home. But I always make sure that Christmas Dinner is cooked and they have a great Christmas Breakfast.

I like to try new recipes out before Christmas morning to make sure that everyone will enjoy them.  We love Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast.  I've tried a few recipes, but they were never quite to my liking, OR they were just too much work.

However, I have found a recipe that tastes great and is easy to do, mainly because it uses a bread machine. It can be done without one as well, but a bread machine makes it easier.
I love the way they came out, and will definitely be making them on Christmas Morning!

Cinnamon Rolls III by Miss Alix on  
  • 1/4 cup warm water 
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted 
  • 1/2 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 
  • 1 cup warm milk ( I used powdered milk)
  • 1 egg, room temperature 
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 4 cups bread flour 
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened 
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened 
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk

1.In the pan of your bread machine, combine water, melted butter, vanilla pudding, warm milk, egg, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt, bread flour and yeast. Set machine to Dough cycle; press Start.
2.When Dough cycle has finished, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 17x10 inch rectangle. Spread with softened butter. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over dough.3.Roll up dough, beginning with long side. Slice into 16 one inch slices and place in 9x13 buttered pan. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4.Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. While rolls bake, stir together cream cheese, softened butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk. Remove rolls from oven and top with frosting.

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  1. Oh man, these look SO good. I want to try to make these for Christmas morning...I've never tried them before.

  2. Oh they look sooooo gooood!
    Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!

    I hope you have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. This looks delish! I have to try to make them.... although I don't have a bread maker.... I'm now your newest follower :)

  4. We also make cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. Yours look fabulous. I'm really hungry now!