On a Carbolicious scale of 1-10, 10 being the ultimate in carboliciousness, (perk of blogging…making up your own words!) these easy peasy Lion House Cinnamon Rolls are a TWENTY! Seriously Nester buddies these rolls are soft, squishy, and cinnamony good! They are packed with warm gooey cinnamon flavor from the first bite to the last! Top them off with the perfect drizzle of cream cheese frosting and you are in Cinn-a-bun heaven!
Remember the Lion House Roll recipe I shared a few months ago? (If not…click here for the link). The one you make the dough in your all but forgotten bread machine? Yep…THAT one! Same dough recipe. So, if your dusty ol’ bread machine is still sitting in the closet…go drag it out! We are going to make it useful again! If it has a timer on it, even better! You can set it the night before, and wake up with your dough ready to go! Perfect right?! (I’m thinking cinnamon rolls Christmas morning! Hands up…Wooo-Hooo!)
So if you haven’t made the Lion House Rolls…what is wrong with you?…No…seriously…what is wrong with ya? lol Hop on board the Carb loves train! Okay, in all seriousness… if you haven’t and you need the step-by-step to make the dough, click on that link above. In this post we are going to pick this recipe up after the dough is made. (I will include the dough recipe in the printable below so no worries!)
First roll your dough out on a nice large flat surface. Flour the surface really well! Roll your dough into a large rectangle. It doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect but try to have your sides the same length. You’ll roll your dough about 1/4 inch thick.
Next melt 1/3 cup butter and pour it all over the top of your rolled dough. Using a pastry brush, brush the butter to the edges of the dough.
In a bowl, combine 1 cup packed brown sugar with 1 Tablespoon cinnamon. Mix together until evenly blended. Sprinkle on top of the melted butter, going as far to the edges as possible. Just like in the photo below. The butter will start soaking up the cinnamon sugar which is perfection! Way to go!
Starting from the long edge of one side, begin rolling the dough towards the opposite edge. (It’s like play-dough time for big kids! Only better cause you can eat it later…after it bakes, without gagging! lol) Once you have reached the edge gently square off your ends by patting them inwards. You want a nice even tube of dough. Like the photo below.
With a sharp knife cut into 10 – 1 1/2 inch thick rounds. Place in a lightly greased baking dish. Cover with a baking cloth and allow to rise for about 20 minutes in a nice warm place. I usually place mine on the stove top while the oven is pre-heating. Gives just the right amount of warmth so they will rise.
Next place the cinnamon rolls into your preheated 325 degree oven. Bake for 15-25 minutes until big, soft, and golden brown. Your cinnamon sugar will have oozed out on the bottom of the pan a little, creating a caramelized coating. It’s superb!
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes while you make up your cream cheese frosting. Can you see all that caramelized brown cinnamon sugar? Your house is going to smell like Christmas! It’s the best!
Next drizzle with your cream cheese frosting. Tip: If your frosting is too thick, which mine always is, heat for 10 seconds at a time in the microwave until you have the consistency you want. Using a teaspoon quickly drizzle back and forth over the pan of cinnamon rolls.
Serve immediately while soft, warm and gooey! These scrumptious cinnamon rolls are so good they’re almost….Shhhhhhh…. Sinful! Yep! THAT GOOD!!!
Time to pour yourself your favorite hot beverage or a big tall glass of milk, crab your favorite cozy blanket, cuddle up on the sofa, and enjoy every lip smacking, finger licking bite of that luscious cinn-a-bun! You can thank me later! (wink-wink)
The printable recipe is below. If you don’t have a bread machine don’t let that stop you from making these amazing rolls! You can mix the dough up in your mixer (see notes on recipe) and allow it to rise for one hour and 20 minutes. Then punch it down and carry on! As always…thanks for hanging out with me at my Nest! I love our visits! Let me know if you make these. I love hearing from you!
P.S. I’m sharing these babies on the Friday Weekend Potluck where you can find all kinds of amazing recipes every weekend! Come check it out by clicking here!