Christmas Morning Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas Morning Frosted Cinnamon Rolls


Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas Morning Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

I believe in planning ahead.  Heck, I start my Christmas shopping in July for goodness sake!  Most of us focus on Christmas dinner, but what about breakfast?  I always liked to have a warm batch of frosted cinnamon rolls ready for all to eat after opening presents. 



2 Room Temperature Eggs

3/4 Cup Warm Water (Not Hot Water)

1 Package Active Dry Yeast

3 1/2 Cups Sifted Unbleached Flour

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

3 Tablespoons Sugar

1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter


1/4 Cup Melted Butter

1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon

1/4 Cup Raisins

1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans

Extra Sugar For Sprinkling


3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

3 Teaspoons Milk

In a medium-size bowl beat eggs for 1 minute.  Add warm water and yeast.  Stir to dissolve yeast.  Place in fridge for 10 minutes. In a large-size bowl combine flour, kosher salt, and sugar. With two forks or a pastry blender, blend in butter.  It should look like coarse crumbs.  Make a well in center and pour in yeast mixture. Gradually blend mixtures together. It should look loose and sticky. Gather dough onto floured surface and knead for 2 minutes until smooth.  Form dough into ball and put into lightly greased bowl. Place in fridge and chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. When you’re ready to bake, roll dough into an oblong shape on a floured surface.  The dough should be about 1/4 inch thick. For filling: In a medium-size bowl combine brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and pecans. Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Leave a 1-inch boarder. Roll dough to form what looks like a jellyroll. With serrated bread knife cut roll into 1-inch slices. Place onto greased baking sheet 2 inches apart and allow to rise, in a warm place, for 30 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle generously with sugar. Place into 350 degree preheated oven. Bake for 24 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes on wire racks. You may want to drape cooling racks with waxed paper. To make frosting: In a medium-size bowl mix together powdered sugar and milk together until nice and smooth. Drizzle frosting over rolls and serve.  Makes 1 dozen rolls. 




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