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Absolutely Sinful Cinnamon Rolls

Absolutely Sinful Cinnamon Rolls

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Made them for Christmas morning, they melt in your mouth & are bursting with yumminess!

Cook time: 15 Min
Serves: 16


2 c whole milk
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/2 c sugar
1 pkg active dry yeast
4 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/8 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 Tbsp salt

1 c melted butter, plus more as needed
1/8 c ground cinnamon for sprinkling
1 c sugar, plus more as needed

1 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp maple extract
1/4 c milk
1/8 c melted butter
1/8 c brewed coffee
pinch of salt


1. DOUGH: Mix milk, vegetable oil, and 1/2 cup of sugar in a pan. Scald the mixture (heat until just before the boiling point.) Remove from heat and let it cool 45 minutes to 1 hour. When the mixture is lukewarm to warm, but NOT hot, sprinkle in package Active Dry Yeast. Let this sit for a minute and then add 4 cups of flour. Stir mixture together. Cover and let rise for at least an hour.

2. Next, add 1/2 cup flour, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir mixture together. From here, you could cover the dough and put it in the fridge until you need it—overnight or even a day or two, if necessary. Just keep your eye on it and if it starts to rise out of the pan, just punch it down. Or, of course, you can just go ahead and make the rolls.

3. FILLING: Sprinkle surface generously with flour and roll the dough into a thin rectangular shape. Brush 1/2 cup melted butter on top, then sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over the butter, and finish with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. (I rolled my dough to about a 12×15 rectangle)

4. Starting with the wide end, roll the dough tightly towards you in a neat line. Next, pinch the seam to the roll to seal it. Spread 1 tbsp of melted butter in each pan/dish. With a sharp knife, begin cutting the dough into 1 inch slices, and laying them in the pans. Let rest for 20-30 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 13 – 17 minutes, or until golden. (The pan I used was an aluminum 13×9)

5. IF MAKING AHEAD FOR CHRISTMAS MORNING: Instead of popping them into the oven, just put them straight into the fridge and let them rise for the 2nd time in the fridge overnight (they’ll rise VERY slowly in the fridge). Then, in the morning let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes, and then pop them in the oven as directed.\

6. FROSTING: Mix together all ingredients, and stir well until smooth. It should be thick but pourable. Taste and adjust as needed. Generously drizzle over the warm rolls. Go crazy and don’t skimp on the frosting! 15 points per roll

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