Twelfth Day of Christmas

“On the TWELFTH day of Christmas my true friend gave to me TWELVE cinnamon rolls for a breakfast treat.”

(pop in the microwave to re-heat)

My dear friend, Jamie, gave me this recipe months ago but I never had the courage to try to make it.  This is one of the BEST recipes I have ever had for cinnamon rolls.  It’s easy, fast (for having to let the dough rise), and tastes divine!  I hope you love them as much as my family does!!!

Cinnamon Rolls

½ c. warm water

2 pkg. dry yeast

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 (3½ oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding

½ c. margarine or butter, melted

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp. salt

8 c. flour


½ c. margarine or butter, melted

1 c. brown sugar

1 c. while sugar

¼ c. flour

1 ½ Tbsp. cinnamon


8 oz. cream cheese, softened

½ c. margarine or butter, softened

1 tsp. vanilla

3 c. powdered sugar

About 1 Tbsp. milk (just enough to fluff frosting)


In a large bowl, combine water, sugar, and yeast. Stir until dissolved. Set aside.

In a large bowl, prepare pudding mix according to directions. Add margarine, eggs, and salt. Mix well, then add the yeast mixture. Blend. Gradually add flour and knead until smooth.

Place in a large, greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down and allow to rise again. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 34×21 inch size.

Melt butter for filling and brush on rolled dough. Mix sugars, flour, and cinnamon together and sprinkle over buttered dough. Roll dough up tightly. With a knife, put a notch along the roll every 1 to 2 inches. Use thread or a sharp knife to cut roll. Place on greased baking sheet about 1 to 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise until doubled. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min. Remove when golden brown. *If the rolls start to brown too quickly on top or the edges, cover loosely with foil to continue baking until the middle seems done. Frost while still warm.

Note: You can make these the night before. Prepare recipe and allow to rise once. Punch down and cover, putting in the refrigerator overnight to slowly rise. In the morning roll out dough and finish. They also freeze well once they’ve been baked. Warm in the microwave.


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