My family loves cinnamon rolls and they especially like ooey, gooey, dripping with icing homemade ones. I am forever on a quest for the perfect cinnamon rolls. I finally found the perfect icing, but was still looking for THE roll recipe. I received the Pioneer Woman Cookbook last fall and decided to try her cinnamon roll recipe. I was thrilled to discover it makes a HUGE batch, perfect for freezing or gift giving. This recipe got a 2 thumbs up from everyone, even DH, the hands down cinnamon roll expert in our house. I made these this week to share with some very close friends and to take to my mom's house for Christmas morning.
Here is PW's original recipe-
PW's Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing
My DH is a purist and his cinnamon rolls can only be topped with vanilla icing. Below is the icing recipe I have created over the years to top our cinnamon rolls. It is the one my family prefers.
Cinnamon Roll Glaze
** make this recipe 4 or 5 times to cover all the rolls in PW's recipe above)
1 c powdered sugar
2 T butter, melted
2 T milk or cream
1 t vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients until combined. Add powdered sugar a bit at a time to achieve your desired consistency. Spread over warm rolls. Serve or package up and share with your friends. Be prepared to bask in their praise.