I thought long and hard about posting something gooey, buttery, sweet, and out of this world… NOT! I thought about when to post it, not if I was going to post it.
I think this is the perfect time for this recipe. As of next week you are going to start eating rice cakes and carrots because that is your New Year’s resolution, the one that will last for like a minute… okay a week… and before you go and do that to yourself, you will want to dive into something sinful. Something like a homemade cinnamon roll.
These are Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls. I don’t know if I can find the correct adjective(s) to describe them… Enticing. Luscious. Rich. Delightful. Scrumptious.
Look, they’re freakin’ amazing!
Yes, there’s some work involved. And yes, you will hate all the waiting-time in between, but in the end it is always worth it.
I made these together with my Mom. She loves cinnamon rolls, and when I told her that I had Pioneer Woman’s rolls in mind, she was game! She rolled up her sleeves, took out the butter, and got to work. She and I made these together a couple of times before and we could not stop stuffing our faces. I ate four rolls before I realized that my thighs were beginning to rub together.
Whateeya gonna do? Not eat cinnamon rolls because of a jiggle?!? Yeah, okay.
I didn’t use the Maple Frosting that Ree uses in her recipe. I used this Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting because it also is freakin’ amazing. I also added some chopped pecans to the filling. And on top. I like a little crunch in my rolls. And I added some cinnamon-sugar on top of each roll. Hey, you gotta make it your own, you know? Pecans and more cinnamon work for me.
Just as Ree, I am not going to add an amount of cinnamon in the recipe because that is all up to you; some people like a lot of it, some don’t. I, obviously, like plenty.