Thursday, July 14, 2011

Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

This summer I find myself enjoying the company of my youngest child who will officially be a teenager soon. Earlier today the children and I were talking about the morning that Sarah and my husband made cinnamon rolls. I remember that day vividly. The cinnamon rolls were about an inch wide and 2 inches high. Sarah informed me that it was my husband who didn't listen to her and that's why the cinnamon rolls came out the way they did.

Though it's true the cinnamon rolls didn't turn out the way she had hoped that day, but she will never forget the time spent with her father. It's all about making memories that will last a lifetime. Today, I made memories with Sarah. We made some "Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls."

Here's the recipe we used: Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls.
Since we are not fans of cream cheese frosting, we did this one:

  • Vanilla Frosting
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • milk or cream (2 to 4 tablespoons)
 Getting things ready.

 Rolling out the dough.

Spreading the butter.

Spreading the brown sugar & cinnamon.

Rolling up the dough. (At this point, it smells good and it's not in the oven yet)

 All rolled up and ready to be cut.

Sarah is doing a great job.

Ready for the oven.

 Making the frosting while the cinnamon rolls are in the oven.
(Now it smells even better in my home. "Home Sweet Home")

All done and ready for frosting.
(Ooops! I had to step away because of the drool.)

 Ready for my family to enjoy.


Shawnee said...

Beautiful cinnamon rolls. I can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Sisters Of Honor said...

Oh My! They look delicious and I can smell them through cyberspace. You shouldn't do this to me. Lol

Schy said...

OOh Mrs.King these look so good. I have been wanting to try my hand at cinnamon rolls for a while now. Where are you from, if I may ask? Because from your posts you definitely seem like you throw down in the kitchen like the women from around here--in the South :)) & did you teach yourself to cook/bake or did a family member teach you?


Tasha said...

Y'all got me drooling!!!!

Love Abounds At Home said...

Schy I live in the Northwest, but my folks were from Arkansas. I'm a city girl who really throws down in the kitchen, but would love to move to the country.

I taught myself how to cook. I used to watch my mom from a distance. I learned through trial and error :)

Trish said...

I just found your blog through Ladies Against Feminism and I have to say it's just lovely. I can't wait until I have more time to come back and look around a little more.

TMichelle said...

I thought I was the only one who does not care for cream cheese frosting! Good to know I'm not alone. :)

TMichelle said...

I thought I was the only one who doesn't care for cream cheese frosting. Good to know I'm not alone. :)

LaSandra said...

OMG! Now this looks like a recipe that would get me in some trouble...LOL!