Monday, April 19, 2010

Swirls

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I made Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls this weekend. Sinfully sweet rolls of cinnamon, sugar and butter. Lots of butter. The kind of deliciousness that makes your eyes roll back in your head. And I learned something along the way. Dough is not my friend. Cookie doughs, yes. Pastry and bread doughs, not so much. If you need further evidence, you can read this doughnut post. I’ve only worked with rolling dough a few times, but after making several pans of rolls, I think I know what part of my problem is. I don’t think I generously flour my surface enough. It’s like I’m afraid of flour or something. Well, no more. Next time, the flour will flow.

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I started out making a half batch of PW’s recipe since 50 rolls seemed a little much for breakfast.

To do so, start with 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup sugar.

Note: In this picture, you may notice that this is one cup of sugar instead of a half. Yeah, I didn’t realize the mistake until I was all done. I hate it when I do that, but I think the extra sugar made them even more delicious.

Mix them all together in a saucepan over medium heat, turning it off before it begins to boil. Let it cool until lukewarm (around 45 minutes) and then add 1 package of active dry yeast (for a half batch, that is).

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Active dry yeast. This is the first time I’ve ever used this stuff.

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Sprinkle it on top of the lukewarm milk mixture and then let it sit for one minute.

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After that add four cups all-purpose flour. Stir until just combined…

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Then cover with a towel and let sit in a warm place for an hour to let rise. After an hour, add another 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Stir together until thoroughly combined.

Then you can roll out the dough. Roll it into a large rectangular shape around 30 X 10 inches.

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Spread 1 cup melted butter, sprinkle 1/8 cup ground cinnamon and shake about a cup of sugar right on top.

Then, starting from the edge farthest from you, carefully roll the dough towards you tightly. Once you have the dough in a nice, long roll, you can cut 1 1/2 inch slices and place in a melted butter-coated pan.

Here comes trouble. I have no pictures of a nice, long, round roll because mine was rather flat and when baked, produced…

Now, don’t laugh…

promise…?

My flimsy roll produced these…

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Quite possible the ugliest cinnamon rolls I’ve ever seen.

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Luckily, looks can be deceiving because they were some of the most delicious things I’ve ever put in my mouth. And definitely the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had.

My mom was over and we ate them straight up, sans icing. They didn’t even need it.

But I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted pretty little swirls like Pioneer Woman’s rolls had.

Swirls. I must have swirls.

So I went again later in the day. This time, I made a full batch (deciding I could freeze any uneaten rolls for later) so I would have even more dough to practice with and also, since I used twice the amount of sugar for the dough in the first round I thought that might have something to do with it.

This time, before rolling I chilled the dough for a little while in the fridge and I generoooooously floured my work surface.

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So here we go again, more melted butter.

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Spread it.

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Cinnamon. Sprinkle it.

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Sugar. Shake, shake, shake it.

This time, I was able to shape it into a decent roll.

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Not perfect, but decent.

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And, look… swirls of cinnamon.

These bake for about 13-17 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

While they are baking you can whip up the icing.

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It calls for a little coffee. I don’t own a coffee maker, so I used one of PW’s favorites.

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Whisk together 2 lbs. powdered sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup coffee and a dash of salt.

Then add 1 tablespoon maple flavoring and stir it all together.

You’ll die from how yummy this smells if you haven’t already passed out from the scent of the cinnamon rolls.

When the rolls are ready, remove them from the oven.

And hope for pretty little swirls.

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Like these.

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And these.

Swirls. Thank you.

I don’t think my hips could afford any more attempts.

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While the rolls are still warm, you can pour on the icing.

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That’s right. Pour it all over the top, covering up all your hard work. Swirls or not.

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It’s perfect for disguising any batch of less than swirly cinnamon rolls.

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I ran out of aluminum pans, so I placed a few leftover dough slices in a buttered muffin tray to bake.

Cinnamuffins. I think they look pretty cute like this.

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And of course, these were covered in icing, too.

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If you’re lucky you might even get a cute little swirl.

Read Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Roll Recipe for the full how-to.

Enjoy!

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Michelle said...

Oh Bakerella, thank you for showing us your flat cinnamon rolls… makes me think you really are human! And that gives me courage to try more of your wonderful recipes. I’m drooling right now because cinnamon rolls are one of my many weaknesses…. breakfast this morning just isn’t going to satisfy me, I know it!

April 19, 2010 10:03 AM
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Leonora said...

Cinnamon rolls are my absolute fave! Please don’t show any more delish pictures of them!! I so need to make some now :P
I’m not a huge fan of the icing on top but I usually add a little bit just ‘flicking’ it on off a spoon for prettiness sake. :)
Another non-yeast recipe here I’ve used,
http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/610076

April 19, 2010 10:04 AM
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Kelley said...

PW + Bakerella = Beautiful Deliciousness!

Love the “cinnamuffins!” Can’t wait to try them myself!

April 19, 2010 10:13 AM
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{BlueEyed}Yonder said...

I think the cinnamuffins are my favorite part of this adorable smathering of sugary, cinnamon goodness. I just love how the cute little swirl ‘pops’ out of the top. And the sweet little swirl of icing dripping off the muffin just screams ‘EAT ME’! I think I gained 5 lbs just reading this post.

April 19, 2010 10:14 AM
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Brittany said...

Those look yummy-licious!
I think I might have to try those!
But i dont really like coffee so I might have to change the icing. But those do look wonderful.

April 19, 2010 10:14 AM
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Angela said...

Oooh! I’m so glad you made these, because I’ve thought about it SEVERAL times, but the one and only time I did a yeast type bread, it was rather difficult. Nice to hear your advice and tips, and maybe I’ll cast my fears to the wind and finally make this one.

April 19, 2010 10:16 AM
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jackie from Texas said...

Cinnamuffins!!!! drools :P

April 19, 2010 10:16 AM
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Angela said...

Those look so yummy!

Also, if your looking for a perfect swirl, I worked at Cinnabon for a couple years and learned the perfect technique for the swirl. The dough should be a bit stretchy, so grab the end farthest from you, and pull it, starting from the outside edges. Work the stretch towards the center, and then roll. Just be careful not to stretch the dough too hard, or it can tear. Stretching the dough out gives you more surface area to roll with and you end up with awesome swirls.

April 19, 2010 10:20 AM
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Amy said...

So funny…I made PW’s Cinnamon Rolls this weekend for the first time too, and I also did half a batch. Mine looked about like your first batch, but they tasted soooo great. No one even cared how they looked! I’m going to have to give it another try sometime. :)

April 19, 2010 10:21 AM
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Mrs. Kolca said...

i love love the cinnamuffins.. i think that’s a very cool idea.. i can try that one of these days :D

April 19, 2010 10:23 AM
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Amanda said...

Those look super yummy! I love to make cinnamon rolls and here is the tip I use most…after you roll your giant log, use unflavored dental floss to cut your rolls. This way your knife won’t squish and deform your rolls and its so thin its the perfect tool! Just in case you ever try em again…;)

April 19, 2010 10:24 AM
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Michelle Church said...

Wow! These look too good for words. I’ve been debating over buying PW’s cookbook. Why? I don’t know. But it would make a great mothers day gift. The rolls you made look heavenly. If I didn’t have a red velvet wedding cake to make today, these would be on my list! My son absolutely loves cinnamon rolls, and I LOVE your cinnamuffins! Thanks for all of your hard work in showing us your amazing creations!!!! :-)

April 19, 2010 10:34 AM
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Kelli said...

I have been wanting to try these forever…but I’m a little intemidated by making them from scratch! Thanks for sharing your trial and error:)

April 19, 2010 10:36 AM
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Elle said...

I made 3 or 4 batches of these at Christmas time, and like you, I quickly discovered that chilling the dough is the way to go. My first batch looked just your first batch. :)

April 19, 2010 10:40 AM
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Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

all i have to say is that if i’d made those the camera would’ve caught me scarfing them all – double-fisting them ALL! looks delicious!

April 19, 2010 10:43 AM
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Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Those look delicious – and your tiny bottles of soda are adorable!

April 19, 2010 10:54 AM
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Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Oh my goodness! These look AMAZING! I thought PWs feature of them was devilish enough, but after seeing these photos I want one. immediately. right. now.

Heaven forgive my lips for what they are going to do to my hips! I think I’m going to have to make these. :-)

Cabin Fever in Vermont

April 19, 2010 11:04 AM
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Zara said...

I’ll be making PW Monkey Bread.

April 19, 2010 11:05 AM
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Emily D. said...

This is fantastic! I have been wanting to make her rolls for months now, but with my small kitchen, I have been afraid to. You just might have given me the push I need, thanks!

April 19, 2010 11:07 AM
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Shea said...

I have been wanting to make these for a while. You have inspired me to go ahead and do it! :)

April 19, 2010 11:10 AM
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Kellyn said...

Cinnamuffins! I love it!!! I may have to attempt those, they are so darn cute.

April 19, 2010 11:11 AM
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Sharon T said...

Oh yum! I wanted to bake cinnamon rolls over the weekend, but didn’t have the time. My other suggestion is to use brown sugar and cinnamon instead of white sugar and cinnamon, sprinkled over softened butter not melted. Either way, very tasty!

April 19, 2010 11:12 AM
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Dena said...

I have made these several times now and they are delish! I can’t figure out the freezing technique though…anyone have pointers? i take them out and when thawed, they don’t seem to raise and when baked they are unraised hard briquettes with all the butter in the bottom of the pan..yuk. so i try not to freeze them :)

April 19, 2010 11:17 AM
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Cyndi said...

I’ve made these too, but made a vanilla icing because I’m not a maple fan. (not a coffee fan either, but my hubs would probably love that!) Making them again to take on a baseball trip this weekend – thinking maybe I’ll make the cinnamuffins….very cute and easy to transport! Thanks for the great idea!

April 19, 2010 11:22 AM
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sissel said...

love. seriously love the cupcakaminn roll…yum!

April 19, 2010 11:26 AM
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becky bakes said...

i think i have a yeast phobia! but I may actually try this!! cinnamuffins – yummmmmmmmmm! thanks bakerella, i bet they were so good!

April 19, 2010 11:35 AM
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chelseathebaker said...

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making my own cinnamon rolls. Thanks for the pretty pics and how-to!

April 19, 2010 11:35 AM
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Shylah said...

I haven’t read the comments, so don’t know if anyone’s mentioned this, but there’s a good way to cut your roll so it doesn’t flatten – dental floss (or any thin string.) Just wrap it around the roll once and pull the ends. Perfect cuts and no squish!

April 19, 2010 11:36 AM
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Jenny said...

OMG I LOVE P-Dub’s cinnamon rolls! I’ve made them on 3 different occasions and they always come out wonderfully! They go so fast in my house…I do believe it’s time to make more!

April 19, 2010 11:45 AM
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kitty said...

my favorite picture was the half-eaten pan and the diet sodas. a girl after my own heart!

April 19, 2010 11:51 AM
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JackieB said...

**DROOL**

April 19, 2010 11:52 AM
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Breanne at Bella Vita said...

That icing looks indescribably delicious!

April 19, 2010 11:53 AM
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Sarah S said...

Yum! Eat a half dozen for me, please! I’m DIEting…emphasis on the “die” part :D

April 19, 2010 11:58 AM
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Sharon S. said...

Maybe let the cinnamon rolls rise once more when they are in t he pan? When I was in culinary school, we gave them a second rise.

They still look delish!

April 19, 2010 12:00 PM
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Maranda said...

The first batch may not have been amazingly swirly and perfect but they sure looked delicious! And hello?? Coffee in the icing??? Yes please!!!! I am SO there!! I love Pioneer Woman so thanks for posting these!!

April 19, 2010 12:11 PM
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Heather said...

I have been reading your blog for a few months now, but I MUST actually try these. My husband loves cinnamon rolls and may fall in love with me all over again if I too can get the swirls right! You make it look fun and beautiful as well as sinfully delicious.

April 19, 2010 12:16 PM
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Trish said...

I think I might make cinna-muffins every time they are so cute!

April 19, 2010 12:35 PM
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++MIRA++ said...

umm…how do u not own a coffee maker? do u not drink coffee? i NEED coffee every morning. especially hazlenut coffee. im completely baffled….oh wait, sorry, is it cuz of ur kidneys, cuz i know caffeine suppressed adrenals? if it is, then i feel like a moron.

April 19, 2010 12:38 PM
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Katrina said...

These are soooo pretty! I can’t wait to try!

April 19, 2010 12:44 PM
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melissa said...

Pfft.

It doesn’t matter what they look like. And plus that’s what icing is for.

The greatest thing about cinnamon rolls is that if they’re done well, NOBODY will think about what they look like. Their eyes will be rolled back in their heads from deliciousness overload.

April 19, 2010 12:58 PM
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Kwil said...

These rolls look dangerously delicious. Must. try. that coffee/maple icing! My gosh! Thank you for sharing.

April 19, 2010 01:02 PM
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Lisa said...

I am so excited to try the maple icing!!! Btw, try brown sugar next time for the cinnamon-sugar filling–amazing!!!

April 19, 2010 01:02 PM
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Tracey said...

I have the same problem with mine. I halve the recipe as well, and thought maybe I should add a bit more flour to stiffen it up. My rolls are so flimsy and floppy, just like yours!

April 19, 2010 01:13 PM
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weam said...

thaaaaaaank you sooo much for this really yummy rolls, it was a hit in the family and I’m sure that I’ll make them again and again. Well I have a question, do you think that I can prepare them and freeze them without baking for later? cause I think that would be a good idea for unexpected guests! :O)

April 19, 2010 01:46 PM
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garnermom said...

I’m new to your site, found you through my cousin and MAN I’m glad I did!!! I’ve never made cinnamon rolls though I’ve thought about trying before. Now I just want to dive right in, these look sinful :)

April 19, 2010 01:51 PM
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melonie said...

Just a couple questions for you because I really want to attempt to make these, for the first time! How come your cooking time and temp vary from the PW recipe? How long did you let them rise after you put them in their pans? Do you think you could make the dough ahead of time and keep it in the fridge? Would you still let it rise for an hour and then put it in the fridge? Sorry this is so many questions. :D Thanks so much! I sure love your site!

April 19, 2010 01:59 PM
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Damon Crawley said...

As good as they are by them selves (although 1 T of the maple is way too much for our taste), if you sprinkle a package of chopped pecans and then some raisins (which may or may not have been soaked in rum first) all over the dough before rolling it. you get a cinnamon roll that rivals Grandy’s (if you remember that restaurant). I’m just sayin’.

April 19, 2010 02:11 PM
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Dawn said...

I have seriously had this exact recipe on my computer printer, already printed out, for at least two weeks now, waiting for the right moment to make them. Ya see, I’m doing weight watchers, and, no offense, should NOT be reading your blog or PW’s. ;) Toooo tempting!! I’ve waited two weeks to make these….and won’t be able to resist much longer! Gah! Thanks a LOT. :P

~Dawn~

April 19, 2010 02:14 PM
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Mischelle said...

Those truly are soooo delicious!! I have been making them in muffin tins from the beginning…allows me to share them easier and take to early morning ball games…especially when you have ‘snack’ duty.
Thanks for showing your flat roll sequence~ it may be the 1/2 recipe…I think I may have had the same results, but yes they tasted so good I may have consciously ignored it!! LOL!

April 19, 2010 02:29 PM
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jjanz said...

I’ve made these several times, LOVE them. Except, I don’t like maple flavored anything, except syrup…. so I made the Cooks Country TV cream cheese icing for cinnamon rolls, much better, IMO.
But the rolls are FANTASTIC, try the orange marmalade ones, TO DIE FOR!

April 19, 2010 02:35 PM
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The Necklace Lady said...

I LOVE you and PW! Thanks for the great pics. Can’t wait for your book!

April 19, 2010 02:36 PM
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Pam said...

The glaze, oh my gosh, the glaze. I want that glaze. Now. Like this instant. But it’s Monday afternoon and a writing deadline awaits me. But I will have that glaze (and accompanying cinnamon roll) sooner or later. Ohhhhhh.

April 19, 2010 02:45 PM
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BelleBakes said...

I would DIE for one of these right now…. yummmm the icing sounds like the most delish thing ever!

April 19, 2010 02:51 PM
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Hannah said...

I love cinnamon buns. In our German Starbucks shop they taste like crap.
I’ll try the recipe and I’m pretty sure that they are going to be muuuch better! And I’ll use my muffin tray too – because yours are as cute as hell.

April 19, 2010 02:54 PM
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MySweetCreations said...

Beautiful!

April 19, 2010 02:56 PM
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Maija said...

Mmm, I make these a few times a week for work. But I have an OLD Eskimo recipe that I like a little better, from my great-great-grandmother. The icing though, TO DIE FOR. I can’t find anything better than that! :)

April 19, 2010 03:30 PM
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koohiiteasheri said...

Your cinnamuffins are simple adorable!! I am going to try them that way next time!

April 19, 2010 03:30 PM
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Beks said...

Oh I want these now! i think i could eat a whole batch to myself. The word “yummers” doesn’t even cover it.

Thank you for posting.

xxxx

April 19, 2010 03:40 PM
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Rita Bell said...

Ahhhhhh! All the butter … my kids have been asking me to make cinnamon rolls for months, but like you, dough is not my friend. I don’t generously flour my board either – because I think the dough will get tough. Well, after reading your description and looking at your beautiful photos, I am determined to go up against my nemisis. Because the buttery sweet pay-off is just too good!!!

April 19, 2010 03:58 PM
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Sarah said...

Here is a tip for slicing the dough….When your slicing the dough for the rolls, if you like nice round circles us a piece of unlavored dental floss, place it underneath bring the ends on either side of the roll to the top, then cross each one over the top grabbing with opposite hands and pull….slices right through making nice round circles. Repeat until you have sliced all the rolls. This works great when slicing pumpkin rolls also!

April 19, 2010 03:58 PM
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Delish Danah said...

OH MY GOD!!1
YOUR KILLING ME HERE!!!
im sooooooooooooo craving one right now…and i cant afford more sugar in my diet :P
thanx bakerella….im gonna have to try this very very very soon!! :D

April 19, 2010 04:13 PM
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Michele said...

Oh dear…I must make those. So yummy looking. I’ve been drooling over this recipe for quite some time. And I love the pic of the diet coke, diet pepsi next to the rolls. I do the same :-)

April 19, 2010 04:13 PM
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Raina @ The Garden of Yum said...

These look so incredibly good. I am going to have to try them. I have been a little afraid too. Thanks for the tutorial.

April 19, 2010 04:20 PM
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Sarah said...

I love PW’s cinnamon roll recipe, and the muffins are ADORABLE. Did you have to do a different cook time for them?

P.S. How did you keep your butter on the dough? Mine just squishes out the end in a big giant mess so I started using softened butter and then cream the sugar/cinnamon into it and spread it with a spatula/my hands. It works.

April 19, 2010 04:35 PM
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Jennifer said...

it’s like you read my mind. i’ve been craving cinnamon rolls all weekend!

April 19, 2010 04:42 PM
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Marcella Thompkins said...

I saw this recipe on Pioneer Woman too! I made a mental note to attempt them later and but I am so glad you did it first! Your notes are going to come in handy when I am feeling brave enough to tackle this one. Also, beautiful pictures ♥

April 19, 2010 05:29 PM
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Jacqueline said...

i have a pot luck this week and in honor of PW being in Seattle, i’ll be making these for the first time. thanks for the info about chilling the dough. and i love them in the muffin pan, they look even better!

April 19, 2010 05:33 PM
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Brandy said...

I made a batch of these for Easter. Hands down, the best cinnamon rolls ever! My husband will never want canned cinnamon rolls again!

April 19, 2010 05:34 PM
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Anthonette said...

The photos are awesome! I’ve never made cinnamon rolls, but these look so amazing. These are a definite treat to keep in mind.

April 19, 2010 05:38 PM
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Lynne said...

How did you know I was making these tomorrow? Can’t wait. The orange rolls are awesome too!

April 19, 2010 05:56 PM
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Lyzzie said...

Hi Bakerella the tutorial is yummy and delicius congratulations for the girls and you a try miking this weekend

April 19, 2010 05:58 PM
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CC said...

1.) Hey, I actually do own a coffee maker AND have some active dry yeast, so I am actually feeling hopeful…
2.) about trying my hand at cinnamuffins! Great idea!
3.) Are you and your mom still playing cola wars after all these years? lol Doesn’t matter which, I guess– everyone knows all diet soda cancels out the fattening food you have it with, right?!

April 19, 2010 06:18 PM
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Kelsey said...

I love those Cinnamuffins! <3 So cute!

April 19, 2010 07:12 PM
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amy said...

Those do look yummy – I use a couple eggs in my dough – makes for a very tender, light dough. Also I’m a brown sugar girl for the sugar that you sprinkle. A tip – if you want to use raisins – mix them into the dough when you’re mixing in the flour – then they’ll be incorporated and not fall out of the roll when you take a bite. Our family loves orange rolls – we use the same dough as our cinnamon rolls and we almost always bake them in a muffin tin – they’ll pop up and look so pretty. Another tip -I use a lot of yeast so I buy it in bulk – I double the yeast when making rolls – I don’t mess with the baking soda or powder – the results – delightful and delicious rolls!

April 19, 2010 07:28 PM
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shannon said...

wowwwwww! nice job. okay, I have her cookbook, now I just have to make those rolls!
:)
Shannon
http://www.cascobaysoap.blogspot.com

April 19, 2010 07:30 PM
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Deborah Dowd said...

Holy Crap! Just reading this post made me gain weight- these look so amazing! I would say more but I need to go work out!!

April 19, 2010 07:44 PM
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Ellen said...

These look absolutely heavenly!
I’m definitely making these soon. You should try making crepes sometime, and blog about your experience!

April 19, 2010 07:52 PM
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Kristen said...

I make these cinnamon rolls a lot! I heart PW too. The maple flavor in the icing is what does it for me…..SO GOOD! Try the orange roll version too – it’s even more delectable. These freeze up great and are super easy to cook when last minute guests come over or if you are having sugar withdrawals and need something pronto!

April 19, 2010 07:58 PM
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Holly said...

Ha…gotta give you credit girl…great determination……way to go ! ! ! !

April 19, 2010 08:03 PM
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Cindy Rutledge said...

I love the way the rolls baked in muffin tins look. I’m going to try the recipe just so I can bake them in muffin tins. BTW, in case you haven’t been told – you are awesome and inspiring.

April 19, 2010 08:11 PM
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Melanie said...

My blog friend and I are cooking our way through Pioneer and I picked the cinnamon rolls for next week. I am glad that you did the half portion and the full. I was thinking about doing the 1/2 but now since you had a little problem, I am doing the full recipe. I will be making mine on Saturday and I sure hope they turn out:)

April 19, 2010 08:33 PM
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stovetopstories said...

I LOVE this recipe – It makes for great breakfast treats and giveaway baskets for the holidays!! Your pictures are amazing.

April 19, 2010 08:53 PM
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Cloe said...

those look so yummy! In New Zealand we call those chelsea buns(and they are usually decorated with pink or white icing!), and they are some what of a traditional kiwi baked good! Your ones look super yummy! I find bread dough so annoying at times ggr, so you’re not alone on that one =] Heres the link to my post on chelsea buns if you want to see: http://apocketfullofsweetness.blogspot.com/2010/04/chelsea-buns.html

Take care!

April 19, 2010 09:02 PM
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Janine Cofield said...

Wonderful just wonderful!!!!

April 19, 2010 09:26 PM
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Maggie said...

yummmm! P: This could be one of your best posts! I love when you incluse the mistakes you made and tips on how to prevent them…most bloggers don’t do that. I’m bookmarking these and will be making them when I’m a more advanced baker. If it was a challenge for you, it’ll be even harder for me! THANKS!!

April 19, 2010 09:33 PM
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Beth said...

Thank you for saying that yours were ugly…MINE were too but the taste was AMAZING….I made mine with orange marmalade filling, which Pioneer woman gives as an option in her cookbook. I froze the extras and a week later on Saturday morning they were yummy again!!!!! Can’t wait to make some in my muffin pan!!!!

April 19, 2010 09:45 PM
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Diana Viera said...

Oh wow ~ I can feel my hips expanding just looking at them!!! LOL!!!! My 14-yr old son would go nuts over these . . . hmmm ~ maybe I will;)

April 19, 2010 09:49 PM
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Darci said...

Love the muffin idea. I have to bring breakfast snack for a morning meeting. might just give this a try.

April 19, 2010 09:50 PM
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Kendra said...

These look aaamazing! I love a blog that can show how they didn’t quite turn out so good the first time. (:

April 19, 2010 10:00 PM
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Debbie said...

I made these a few weeks ago and they are seriously addicting. My house smelled so good for at least 24 hours. And I had big problems rolling them the first time too – yours still looked amazing, as always.

April 19, 2010 10:31 PM
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Dee said...

I’m not sure I’m supposed to be laughing so much while looking at these! But, thank you!!
They look and sound amazing!!!!!

April 19, 2010 10:45 PM
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melanie said...

I swear I just gained five pounds read this post…you are so killing my bikini season diet cuz I swear I’m baking these for our next office meeting this Friday…if I’m gonna look bad in a bikini, I’m taking my entire office down with me. ;-)

April 19, 2010 10:49 PM
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Carolyn J. said...

Hey, if you’re still reading this far…I cut my cinnamon rolls with dental floss. That allows them to keep their shape. You just “garrote” each piece off the roll.

April 19, 2010 10:52 PM
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Joy said...

Aww, I liked your first batch a lot! I thought the rolls were cute. They reminded me of little shar pei puppy faces.

April 19, 2010 11:23 PM
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Leslee said...

OMG-anything with coffee in it i’m ALL over! i was going to make truffles for teacher appreciation goody bags for my daughter’s school…but holy cow these look AMAZING! i have to make both! thanks for the delicious idea xoxo-we love all your ideas THANKS :)

April 19, 2010 11:27 PM
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Larkin said...

those look so yummy! & it’s funny, i have always baked my cinnamon rolls in muffin tins! great minds think alike!

April 19, 2010 11:30 PM
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PD said...

I’m a sucker for cinnamon rolls! I almost wanted to run to the kitchen and make a batch after I read this post! *drools*

April 19, 2010 11:56 PM
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Mary said...

I have made these many times and never eat more than one or two and give most of them away. I always feel like I’m on a sugar high just smelling them as I’m making the dough, baking & then frosting. They are soo yummy!

April 20, 2010 12:23 AM
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Taryn said...

I think I like them better from the muffin tin, they’re cute.

April 20, 2010 12:56 AM
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PuffB said...

its 1am and now i’m desperate for a cinnamon bun! ohh sweet icing!

April 20, 2010 01:11 AM
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