Friday, February 5, 2010

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Last night the kids and I were in the mood for a treat.  So we whipped up these yummy rolls.  This cinnamon roll recipe is so easy to make, and my whole family can't get enough of them!  Make sure to put some away for kids lunches!  I always tell the kids to pack them up in their lunch containers right away or Daddy will eat them.  Daddy will eat all of any treat at any given time if you don't hide it away.  I added a simple glaze recipe, but I think they taste yummy without!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

2 cups of white flour
3 teaspoons baking power
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup of butter
2/3 cup milk

3 Tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
3 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins

1/3 cup packed powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk

Preheat  the oven at 375.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. With a spoon, stir in the butter and milk and mix for 1 minute or just until it forms a smooth dough.
Roll out on floured board, in a rectangular shape. Dough should be about 1/4" thick. Add melted butter all over top of rolled dough.
Mix white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl and then sprinkle generously over the butter. Sprinkle raisins on top leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge.
With your hands, gently roll up the dough, starting at one long side. At the end of the roll, press the seam to seal the roll.
With a serrated knife, cut the log into 12 equal pieces. Arrange the pieces evenly on a cookie sheet.
Bake the rolls for about 25 minutes or until firm and golden.

To make glaze use a whisk to stir the milk into the confectioners' sugar.
After the cinnamon rolls have cooled, add a white icing to the top.

Serve slightly warm and enjoy!

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