Last week, I posted a tantalizing teaser of these super scrumptious Cinnamon Rolls that my sister and I made for Christmas morning.
We made the rolls on Christmas Eve (it took all day, because there is a LOT of downtime for this recipe while you wait for milk to cool and dough to rise), and then we baked them while we opened presesnts. Then Lisa mixed up the frosting, poured it into the pans, and we all dug in.
The best part? The recipe makes a great big batch. I ate the whole second pan by myself over the next two days! No Sharing! Muahahahaha!
Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Coffee Frosting
Step 1: Combine 2 cups whole milk, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a pan. Heat until just before it starts to boil. Remove from heat and let cool for about 45 minutes.
Step 2: When the milk is warm, sprinkle 1 package of yeast on the surface and let sit for 1 minute. Then stir in 4 cups of flour. Cover and let sit for 1 hour.
Step 3: In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tbsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Add it to your risen almost-dough and combine well. Form your dough into a ball.
Step 4: Roll out the dough into a large rectangle on a floured surface. Melt 1 cup of butter and brush it over the surface. Sprinkle on 1 cup of sugar and as much cinnamon as your little heart desires.
Step 5: Roll the dough into a log and slice into 1 inch wide pieces. Arrange them in your pans (brush them up with melted butter so the rolls don’t stick). Leave space between your rolls, because they will continue to rise and you don’t want to over crowd them.
Step 6: Either let them sit out for 30 minutes to rise again, or put them in the fridge overnight.
Step 7: Bake at 375° until they are golden (about 15 minutes). **note** if you refrigerated them overnight, let them sit on the counter to come back to room temperature first.
Step 8: Mix together 1 lb powdered sugar, 1 tsp maple flavoring, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tbsp brewed coffee, 2 tbsp melted butter, and a little sprinkle of salt. Pour it over your hot rolls. Just drown them in it. Trust me.