Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • -DOUGH-
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1⅛ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • -FILLING-
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • -ICING (optional)-
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (maybe a little more)
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (or milk)
Instructions
  1. Use your preferred dough kneading method (bread machine, stand mixer, or by hand). I use a bread machine to knead the dough.
  2. First add warm water & yeast, then add in the rest of the ingredients. Start dough kneading. If the mixture is too dry add in a little extra water. If the dough is too wet add in more flour until a slightly sticky dough ball forms. Kneading about 7-10 min.
  3. Cover & let dough rise for 1 hour or until double in size.
  4. Punch dough down. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. (I use a rolling pin). Roll to form a 8"x12" rectangle.
  5. Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar filling over the top of dough.
  6. Roll the end of the dough into the center from both ends.
  7. Cut into about 12 rolls. (I cut ¾"-1" slices of dough). Place on a greased cookie sheet, then pinch the ends to form the heart. Space them out about 2 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  8. Let rise 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 18-20 min. or until the edges are turning golden brown & the bottoms.
  10. Mix up the icing, adding more powdered sugar or cream if needed to get a thin enough consistency to pour onto top of cinnamon rolls. Spoon the icing over cinnamon rolls & serve warm.
Recipe by THE SEMISWEET SISTERS at http://www.thesemisweetsisters.com/2016/02/01/heart-shaped-cinnamon-rolls/