Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Whatcha Making Wednesdays.... A holiday tradition.... Clone of a Cinnabon

Welcome back to Whatcha Making Wednesdays... unfortunately last week I had some technical difficulties (no internet)...but yay! we are back... Christmas Morning I make Cinnamon buns... (actually I prep them the night before and bake them Christmas morning)... my pictures didn't do the ooey gooeyness justice....so I am posting pictures of some of our other holiday festivities...

Our Elf delivered some holiday jammies...

Our elf snuck one of our Christmas cookies....

Ryleigh and Braeden in their special Jammies Christmas Morning...
  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.
*recipe was found on allrecipes.com*

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An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Those sound perfect for Christmas morning!

Erika said...

That's the exact same recipe I always use! And I prepared them Christmas Eve and baked them Christmas morning as well. Great minds think alike. :) Want me to send along a pic of one I took that morning? Haha, just kidding. ;)