I have been wanting to make the Perfect Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas day breakfast for years! And I decided this is the year to start that new tradition! I decided to try my hand at making the most perfect cinnamon rolls before the big day with all the stress that comes with family in town, presents to unwrap, etc. so we don’t end up eating cereal on Christmas morning.
And let me just say that if you think these are hard to make, let me tell you that I made these cinnamon rolls with 9 people in my kitchen installing new windows and doors, measuring for cabinets, and with half of my kitchen behind plastic sheeting, so if I can make them in the middle of such a circus, then you can certainly make them on Christmas morning!
We don’t have a big family since both my husband and I are only children, so Christmas is usually just the two of us and both of our parents. Last year we made a full breakfast spread, but combined with making a full Christmas Day dinner, it made for a lot of dirty dishes to clean, so that’s why I think my cinnamon rolls idea is perfect!
Plus, who doesn’t love a cinnamon roll? They are so ooey gooey good! I’ve often made the store-bought refrigerated ones on Sunday mornings to eat while reading the newspaper, but I’ve been doing a LOT of baking this year, and mostly doing breakfast recipes, so I wanted to add cinnamon rolls to my list of accomplished recipes.
You’ll need a few ingredients to make the Perfect Cinnamon Rolls, and the printable recipe for these amazing cinnamon rolls is below.
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- ground cinnamon
I like to spread my cinnamon sugar mixture on extra thick, but I like my cinnamon rolls extra cinnamon-y! I also cut my cinnamon rolls using unflavored dental floss, I just find that a knife squishes the dough too much, but the dental floss cuts right through!
Here’s what you’ll need for the frosting:
- unsalted butter
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
- cream cheese
These cinnamon rolls were so good! But they might be a bit dense for some people’s tastes, so if you like your cinnamon rolls a bit light and fluffier, you might want tot try the tip of adding one potato (mashed) into the dough. Apparently, it adds “fluff” minus any added gluten.