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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls

I think I mentioned that I recently started following The Pioneer Woman on her blog. She always has me cracking up and her recipes are pretty good amazing too!

About a week ago I decided to make a batch of PW’s cinnamon rolls. Click here for the recipe.

I read the comments before I started and saw that some people had problems with the melted butter oozing out of the dough as they tried to roll it up. I experienced this same problem.

The first half of the dough I used melted butter and it oozed all out over the counters, the front of the dishwasher and the floor. If I hadn’t been so aggravated that I didn’t follow the suggestions of others my hands hadn’t been so covered in butter and cinnamon and sugar, I would have taken the chance to snap a photo. Trust me. It was NOT a pretty sight!

The second half of the dough I only softened the butter and that way seemed to work much better. Both ways were still pretty messy to cut, but they turned out delicious.

One batch made one 9 x 13 of 15 rolls. Here they are before the frosting:

9x13 no frosting

And here they are after I added the delicious coffee/maple frosting:

9x13 with frosting 

It also made 5 round trays of 7 rolls each.

 round pan no frosting

 round pan with frosting

I was wanting to freeze the 5 round pans so hubby could enjoy them for breakfasts throughout the upcoming weeks. PW says you can freeze them at any stage, even after they’ve been iced. I decided to take her word for it and after pouring the frosting on and allowing them to cool completely, I covered them tightly with aluminum foil and placed them in the freezer with directions on top for hubby to reheat them. According to PW, you can either let them thaw and then heat them one at a time, or plop them in the oven frozen and with the foil on for about 20 minutes.

Hubby chose the frozen method and they came out just as heavenly tasting as those we ate fresh.

Have you tried any of Pioneer Woman’s recipes? If so, which ones?


  1. I have been wanting to make these rolls for over a year now, and the only thing that has kept me from doing it is that the recipe makes so much! And I have no idea where in my relatively small kitchen, I'd roll out the dough. It doesn't look like an easy recipe to half, either. I'd like to make them for Christmas gifts this year, though. They look soooooo yum.

  2. I too would like to make them, but here in NZ I can't get the yeast sachets and was wondering if you would be so kind to measure it out for me in a teaspoon, or please tell me the grams. Thanks! Sandra New Zealand


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