Monday, March 2, 2015

Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

A friend posted these on Facebook and I had to make them the very next day. We enjoyed these Friday morning since we had another "snow day" and there was no school! I made and baked the cinnamon rolls the day before and made the lemon cream cheese frosting as well, and just stored it in the fridge over night. We reheated the cinnamon rolls in the morning and the frosting melted nicely on top! These cinnamon rolls did not require much time, since you do not have to allow the dough to rise for x amount of hours, only 10 minutes! I hope you try these out - you will love them!

Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

- 3 1/4 cups flour (extra 1/4 cup at high altitude)
- 2 tsp. instant yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter, softened


- 21 oz. Strawberry Pie Filling, I used Lucky Leaf
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. sugar

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
- 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- 3 tbsp. butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup half and half
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. lemon zest
- 1 tsp. vanilla

1. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish.
2. In a saucepan, heat your milk and butter until butter has melted completely. Allow to come to luke warm temperature.
3. In your Kitchenaid mixer, add 2 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Combine.
4. Using your dough hook, mix in your egg and water.
5. Slowly add the remaining cup of flour and your milk mixture to the dough.
6. Let the dough rest of 10 minutes.
7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out your dough to be 9"x15" rectangle.
8. Add your filling.
9. Roll up your dough on the 15" side and pinch the log closed.
10. Cut 9-12 cinnamon rolls depending on how thick you want them. Place them in your greased baking dish.
11. Cover your cinnamon rolls with a damp cloth, and allow them to rise for 30 minutes.
12. Bake them for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
13. For Frosting: Beat the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar together until smooth. Add half and half, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla.

 Dough resting for 10 minutes

 Cinnamon Roll Filling (I added extra cinnamon!)

 Baked Cinnamon Rolls

Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


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