cinnamon rolls, a day affair

Last night around midnight, I had the craving for cinnamon rolls.  Not just regular cinnamon rolls, but the oooey, gooey, Cinnabon types, loaded with cream cheese and cinnamon.  I've had a recipe in my possession for quite some time that I look to for these types of occasions.  So today, before I had to set out for work, I devoted my time to cinnamon rolls.  Typically, I love to bake at home alone, something about it, maybe surprising the husband when he gets home, or maybe the opposite, I don't want people to be around when I drop flour all over the floor, or the dough doesn't rise.  Nonetheless, it's fun- except when you decide to photograph the process.  I took images of most of the steps so it's easy for anyone to roll these bad boys up.

*A NOTE ABOUT THE FROSTING:  After trying the rolls, I think adding 1-2 more ounces of cream cheese will make the frosting less sugary, which I prefer.

Mix dough, then let rise.

picture of dough risen, the first time.

roll out dough, spread butter

sprinkle brown sugar/cinnamon mix

roll up dough, cut, and place in pan

set up ingredients for frosting

mix cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla

bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes

spread frosting over warm rolls

After several hours of prepping and baking, it was finally time to have my reward.  Yummy cinnamon rolls with earl grey tea.


  1. wow! my stomach is definitely wanting these right now. you made them look so good!

  2. mmmmmmmmm i can almost taste them! love the last pic!!!

  3. this whole post is so beautiful! love your photos (and all your dishes!)

  4. oh my oh my oh my oh my!!! I want them nowwwwww

  5. Lovely! Thanks for sharing! If we come visit can we indulge in these and IKEA?

  6. I've done my own rolls based on your recipe! I'm a really bad cook and was scared that it's too difficult for me but they're really good. Thanks!

  7. Yummy!!! I think I'm in love with some cinnamon rolls!!!


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