A perfect way to start the day….
Yesterday, I had the day off from work so I had some time to run errands, do laundry, play with the dogs, develop some recipes and of course bake.
While I was working on some recipes, strangely all I kept thinking about were these cinnamon rolls. I pulled out my Pioneer Woman cookbook and took a look at the recipe. Not sure why I just now noticed it but the original recipe makes 40-50 cinnamon rolls. That is way to many for just Shaun and I and our co-workers. So I took to the Internet and low and behold another blogger had done the measurements and posted Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Roll Recipe for 12 servings. BINGO!
In large sauce pan over medium heat add milk, vegetable oil and sugar
Remove the pan from the heat right before it starts to boil. Allow it to cool and then add the yeast and let it sit for a minute
Then top it off with the flour and stir and cover with a towel and let it sit in a warm spot for 1 hour
After 1 hour remove the towel and stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt and remaining flour
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Lay the dough out on top of a floured surface and roll the dough out so that it forms a long thin rectangle shape
Pour the melted butter on top of the dough and spread it all around with your fingers
Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar so that it is well covered
Roll the dough up and pinch the seam together at the end and flip over so the seam is on the bottom
With a sharp knife start to cut up 1-inch pieces and place in a round baking pan that is coated with cooking spray (you can use butter as well)
Don’t over crowd the cinnamon rolls because they will get bigger when they cook
Place the cinnamon rolls to the side and cover with a towel for 20 minutes
Place the baking pans in the oven and cook 15-18 minutes or until golden brown – Don’t over bake!
When there is 5 minutes left in the baking process start to make the frosting
In large bowl add powdered sugar, milk, butter, coffee, salt, and maple flavoring (can omit and use vanilla)
Stir the mixture so that it becomes nice and thick but still able to pour
Remove the pans when rolls are done and top the cinnamon rolls with the frosting
Make sure you cover everything including the edges