Remember the Lunch Lady Cafeteria Rolls I posted last week. They make AMAZING Cinnamon Rolls.
The recipe made about 24 cinnamon rolls and as much as I wanted to eat them all myself I let my husband take about half of them into work. He called to tell me they were gone within minutes and there had been a little fight over the last two when three co-workers went for them at the same time. Mind you the cinnamon rolls were almost three days old at this point.
These Lunch Lady Cafeteria Cinnamon Rolls seriously ROCK!
The weather here is so cold and snowy today, I think I am going to have to make another batch. These Lunch Lady Cafeteria Cinnamon Rolls are just to dang delicious! Did I mention they work great to make at night, rise in your fridge and bake fresh in the morning….dangerous!
- ½ batch of Lunch Lady Cafeteria Roll Dough
- 2-3 tbsp butter, softened
- White Sugar
- For Frosting:
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2-4 tablespoons cream, milk or evaporated milk
- roll dough out into a large rectangular shape. Mine ends up being about 2- 2½ feet long and 12-15 inches wide. You want it to be about ¼ inch thick
- with your hands spread butter evenly over rolled out dough
- Sprinkle generously with cinnamon. I don’t measure this I just try to get the entire surfaced lightly covered. Probalby is no more then 1½-2 tbsp cinnamon
- Sprinkle with white sugar, (I always do this after the cinnamon instead of before because it is hard to tell how much you are sprinkling against the light colored dough, it helps to have the cinnamon down first) It is approx ¼ cup sugar
- Roll dough gently, yet as tightly as you can you want to do it in the direction that will give you an almost 2 foot or so roll to slice up. like the picture.
- Slice into 24 cinnamon rolls approx 1-1½ inches thick Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. If you are planning to back in the morning, cover and place them in the fridge (do not use stone or glass pans as they could break when placed in the oven in the morning if still cold) If you want to bake them now, just cover and let them set in a warm place while you preheat the oven to 400 degrees. They need to rise for 20-30 minutes.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden brown on tops and edges.
- Let cool completely before frosting
- For frosting just mix softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and enough cream or milk to get your desired consistency.
- Frost rolls and enjoy!!!