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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

I made some cinnamon rolls from scratch for the first time tonight. Wow, what a process it was, but it was well worth it. I used a RECIPE from the “Pioneer Woman Cooks!” website. I just happened across it today and enjoyed reading the recipes and I liked that she uses such common ingredients. I ran into a few complications throughout the process. First off, I think I rolled the dough too thin, so I had a hard time rolling the dough to make the cinnamon rolls because it wouldn’t stay round as I rolled it… it would just become… well, kinda flat. Also, while I was rolling, it seemed like ALL the stuff (cinnamon, melted butter, and sugar) I had spread on the dough was squishing out, so I was afraid there would be no more filling left inside. The squishing out of the filling was very messy… I think i used up a half a roll of paper towels to keep from dripping on the floor. I think instead of melted butter in the filling, I’ll use softened butter so that it’s spreadable, and less squishy as I roll the dough. Aside from those problems, it was pretty fun to make them. Nathan and Sean really liked them, so that’s a plus. Oh, another thing, if you’re not wanting to make a ton of rolls, cut the recipe in half. I made about 2 dozen rolls from only half the dough. Then I ran out of cinnamon, so I need to get more cinnamon so I can use the rest of the dough. Thankfully, the dough can go into the refrigerator for a day or two. Oh, and by the way… there was still more than enough filling left in the rolls, even after so much squished out. They were delicious!

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