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I know what you're thinking...two recipe posts in a row?! I know, I know, I just couldn't help myself. Probably because it's snowing like crazy and whenever it snows, I feel the need to cuddle up inside and bake. Comfort foods all the way, man! (I mean...ladies? Pretty sure my dad & Brian make up the 1% of men that sometimes read my blog. Ha!)
These rolls are our absolute favorite. As in, we make them all the time. We don't even care that they require a few extra steps, they're seriously that good. Yeah, yeah, everyone says that about their roll recipes. We've tried out our fair share and I can truly, seriously, honestly, cross my heart say that this recipe is the best. We adapted the recipe from HERE, so the only credit I'm taking is telling you about them. ;) They are perfect blend of a little hint of sweetness with salty, buttery goodness and when paired with soup or honey cinnamon butter, it is HEAVEN.
- Combine milk, 1/2 c. sugar, butter, and salt in a bowl. You can heat it on the stove, but we take the lazy route and simply microwave until the butter is melted, then stir. Allow to cool to lukewarm.
- While the milk mixture is cooling, dissolve the yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until it bubbles.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast and milk mixture. Add 3 cups of flour and beat.
- Add beaten eggs.
- Stir in as much remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough. This dough should be very soft– and sticky still! Place the bowl in a warm place and cover with a clean towel; allow to rise 1 hour.
- Punch down dough. Lightly flour your work surface and turn dough out onto surface. Divide in half.
- Spray 2 9×13 glass pans with cooking spray. Roll first portion of dough into a rectangle and then cut it into 12 equal-sized pieces. I like to use a pizza cutter because it has a blade on each side, so it cuts right through dough without sticking to the blade. Shape each piece into a ball and place in prepared pan. Repeat with remaining dough in the second pan.
- Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden-brown.
- When done, remove from oven. Rub a stick of cold butter over the tops of the rolls.
- Serve with cinnamon honey butter!
Cinnamon Honey Butter
1/2 C Honey
1/2 C Powdered Sugar
1/2 C Softened Butter
1 Tsp Cinnamon
This is my favorite butter! It's super simple - just mix all the ingredients together until fluffy. Make sure that both your butter and honey are at room temperature, so they mix well together.
Also, do yourself a favor and skip out on the cheap honey in the plastic bottle and try Don Victor Honey next time you make this (I found mine in the Hispanic Aisle near the baking items at Walmart). Not only is it scrumptious, it also comes with the honeycomb (that can be eaten too!)
After I mix the cinnamon honey butter together, I scoop it into a small mason jar and package up the butter and rolls in a long cello bag. It's cute & functional and perfect for gifting to neighbors on cold, snowy days! I mean, who doesn't love warm rolls? ;) What are some of your favorite gift giving ideas for this holiday season?
We're off to brave the snow today - we're only driving up the street to preschool but man. I'm a wimp when it comes to snow. ;) Stay warm, my friends! xo