Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Grandma Link's Cinnamon Rolls

Being home for Christmas brings back all kinds of food memories for me. Whether it was walking into my Grandma Heringhausen's house and smelling the standing rib roast or walking into my Grandpa Hetzner's house and smelling the pies baking, each memory is so special.



This year my mom decided we should make my great-grandma's cinnamon rolls for our Christmas brunch. This recipe turned out great and it was fun thinking about how many times she had eaten them growing up. Wash these down with a big glass of milk!

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Combine roll mix and sugar in a medium bowl.



3. Add hot water, butter and egg and stir to combine.



4. Place dough on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.


5. Let dough rest for an additional 5 minutes.



6. Meanwhile, combine cinnamon filling ingredients.



7. Roll out dough into a 15x10 rectangle. Sprinkle with cinnamon filling and roll up (jelly roll style).




8. Cut roll into 12 slices and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.


9. When the rolls bake, combine the cream cheese icing ingredients.






10. Spread icing over the hot rolls and transfer to a platter. Enjoy!



Grandma Link’s Cinnamon Rolls
Serves 12

All you need:
Dough
1 box Hot Roll mix
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup hot water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
All purpose flour, as needed (to handle dough)

Cinnamon Filling
¾ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cinnamon
½ cup unsalted butter, softened

Cream Cheese Icing
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces cream cheese
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon half-and-half
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Combine roll mix and sugar in a medium bowl.
3. Add hot water, butter and egg and stir to combine.
4. Place dough on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
5. Let dough rest for an additional 5 minutes.
6. Meanwhile, combine cinnamon filling ingredients.
7. Roll out dough into a 15x10 rectangle. Sprinkle with cinnamon and roll up (jelly roll style).
8. Cut roll into 12 slices and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
9. When the rolls bake, combine the cream cheese icing ingredients.
10. Spread icing over the hot rolls and transfer to a platter. Enjoy!

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