It started a couple years ago when we got snowed into our house for several days twice in the same winter.
We happened to have ingredients for Cinnamon rolls so we made a bunch. The kids took invites to lots of neighbors (who had no excuse because nobody was going anywhere!). It was such a fun excuse to visit with neighbors! I highly recommend you adopt this tradition. Sure makes me want to get snowed in more often!
I might be biased....there's nothing good-for-you about them....but these are YUMMY!!! Cinnamon rolls are starting to become a signal to me that it's time to snuggle up with my family and love every second of slowing down! Bring on the winter!
3 TBS dry yeast
3 c. very warm water
1 c. sugar
Mix with wire wisk.
Let sit for 10 minutes.
¼ c. vegetable oil
1 TBS salt
8 cups flour
Dough should be soft, yet not too sticky.
Put a little oil in a large bowl, make the dough into a ball & cover it with oil.
Let rise for an hour with a towel covering it.
Roll dough out with rolling pin onto a flour covered surface into a rectangle shape.
Spread ½ c. softened butter over entire area with spatula.
Mix together& spread evenly:
1 ½ c. brown sugar
2 TBS cinnamon.
Roll dough into a log. (I cut it into two rectangles so the rolls are smaller)
Cut slices about 1-1 ½ inches wide (I use thread to cut).
Place onto a ungreased baking pan and let rise for 30 more minutes.
Bake @ 350 for 12-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
Frost immediately with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 stick butter softened
2 tsp vanilla
1 box powered sugar
Beat ingredients with electric mixer until smooth.
Add small amounts of milk for desired consistency.