Friday, December 2, 2011

Best Cinnamon Rolls Evah

I love cinnamon rolls.
Really, really good cinnamon rolls.
I admit I am a food snob but life is too short to eat icky cinnamon rolls.
If you make enough of these that there are leftovers, these are even good cold.
Yep.  I said cold.
These are so easy you won't believe it.
You will need Crescent Roll dough in a can.
I use the kind that has 50% bigger rolls, they just make bigger cinnamon rolls.
I have used the smaller tubes and they are good too but I like 'em bigger.
One can makes about 6 rolls.
I use 3 cans for a 9x13 pan. we have our fancy dough from a it's time for the magic.
Preheat your oven to 300.
Spray your pan so it doesn't stick.
Grab a stick of butter. I use a whole stick of butter, melted for my 3 cans of dough.
If you are making make fewer rolls, use less butter.
Please Lord Baby Jesus do not use margarine. Would you pour Crisco all over it, no...Use butter.
OK...Your butter should be in the microwave melting...don't make it too hot though.
You don't want it to melt the dough.
While that is warming up, grab some granulated sugar and some ground cinnamon.
Roll out the full tube of dough and press the seams together so that everything stays in.
You don't want all that yummy goodness to fall out.
Mix 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon in a bowl.
You could brush the butter onto the dough or you could pour it on like me.
I like it to pool up.  (Fat people are harder to kidnap)
Sprinkle(dump) your cinnamon sugar mix onto the butter.
I like a lot.  A.Lot.
Roll it the dough up, I go from short end to short end.
Then cut into 2"(ish) sections.
Place into greased baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Definitely watch them, you don't want them to get overly brown.
Here is where my family differs...My husband likes cream cheese frosting.
The kids like powdered sugar icing and I like these babies naked.
They are just that good.

I use this icing drizzled over the top if I am forced to:
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 cup of powdered sugar

Mix butter and powdered sugar and slowly add in milk in tablespoon increments until you get your desired consistency.  Add more powdered sugar if it is too thin. Drizzle over warm(ish) rolls if you can stand to wait that long...or just put it on your plate and dip your rolls in it.  Woot!

To recap:
2 cans of Crescent rolls
1/2 stick of butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon

Ima go make these now. Mmmmmm...
ETA: this blog post is the reason I will never write a cookbook..I am WAY too chatty.

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  1. Oh yummy! Thanks for this recipe! Trust me, there won't be any left over to go cold! I will eat them all myself!

  2. LMAO @ Please Lord Baby Jesus....I hear ya loud and clear!!!

    This is a recipe I can handle...real butter and all! Thanks!

  3. I'm with the dude...cream cheese frosting all the way..and I can cook, but bake? not a chance!

  4. LMAO!! You have me CRACKING up right now! Like, full on graceful and lady like SNORTING! I'm going to have to try and make these sometime. And yes, cream cheese frosting is like crack with sugar.

  5. I pinterested this baby and ROFL with the Lord Baby Jesus!! ;) I think I'd like them nekkid with you, but it's nice to have the topping just in case.

  6. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. YAAAYY! A "cookie" recipe I can actually follow! I've been dreading the awful baking moment I a forced to undertake each time this year. I have to bake something and every year I manage to burn it (or use too much water)- this looks like a recipe I can tackle- plus 1 stick of butter? YES! This also looks delicious.

  8. How come I suddenly get the feeling my laptop is spreading such a delicious smell, lol! Wish that would be the case though, if you don't look I'll snatch one, they look too scrumptious ;-) Yummie!

  9. WOW, now I'm hungry! LOL Your rolls look delicious! I'm your newest follower--happy to meet you--such a fun blog hop!

  10. My mouth literally started watering when I saw the picture. I'm now craving a cinnamon roll. :)

    Gordon Gossip

  11. I'm a huge fan of cinnamin rolls --- love!!!! Thank you.