Brioche Dough Part 3 of 3 ~ Cinnamon Rolls

It has started to be a Christmas tradition that I make cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve to be baked and enjoyed on Christmas morning.  I have done this several years and have delivered unbaked pans of rolls to friends and family to make themselves.  But since we are here in Nashville it’s just the 2 of us with no family and friends to deliver to.  That is why this multi purpose dough is working out so well.  So here we go!

Grab about a pound of dough from your dough bucket in the fridge.  On a floured surface start working the dough and roll it out.  I ended up with a nice rectangle.  See the dough on the left edge?  That is for the Brioche rolls for Christmas Dinner.


Ingredients for the good stuff.

1 cup light brown sugar(packed)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Pinch salt
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Mix the dry ingredients. I don’t currently have light brown sugar so I just mixed about 3/4 cup of dark with 1/4 cup of white sugar. Spread the butter on the dough, sprinkle with the dry ingredients.


Roll and cut into the desired size of rolls. Mine were about 1″. Place into a prepared pan. Cover and rise 45 min – 1 hour. Once again I left mine covered on the counter until KLT woke up so more like 2 hours or more. While I was waiting on the rise of both the rolls and KLT I tossed together frosting for the cinnamon rolls. He likes cream cheese frosting so I took a couple ounces of cream cheese (softened) and mixed with powder sugar and vanilla, loosening it up with some cream. I made traditional frosting for myself; a couple tablespoons of butter (softened), powder sugar, vanilla and cream.

I baked at 350 until done, see this is going to be an individual basis. I did these up again a few days later but made less of them – it took less time to bake than this batch. Just watch them.


As a fun thing to take to work, I took a ~1lb ball of dough and broke it into 3 chunks.  I rolled each one out and use the above method to fill, I then cut them into much smaller more bite sized rolls.  I fit them into a pan, covered and placed in the fridge till morning.  We set them out around 6 am and preheated the oven.  About 6:30 I put them in the oven but they took about 40 min to cook.  The good news is the boss’s boss said it’s okay to be late if you bring cinnamon rolls and that I could actually book the time to our KTBR (keep the business running).  😀

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