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HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD CINNAMON ROLLS

Two of Taylor’s favourite desserts made into one, Gingerbread Cookies and Cinnamon Rolls = Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls. Every year around the holidays, I make batches and batches of my Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies. I swear they never last in the kitchen.Last winter, I entered Cityline’s cookie swap contest.. and WON with my recipe. They are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. They’re spicy and warm with molasses and ginger. Now I need to make some.. and so do you. Get the recipe here.

 

The Best Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls | My MiaouThe Best Gingerbread Cinnamon Buns | My Miaou

This year, along with my Ginger Molasses cookies, I thought it would be fun to do a twist on a classic cinnamon rolls. Growing up, the only kind of cinnamon rolls I had were the ones you’d get at the grocery store that comes in a tube, you crack open, place them into a pan and drizzle that really sweet but delicious cream cheese icing. Or if I was feeling super fancy, I’d pick up a cinnamon bun from Cinnabon. When I say that I didn’t start baking until about 5 years ago, I was serious. I also have a confession, I never tasted maple syrup until after I met Taylor, haha. We grew up dousing our pancakes in good ol’ Aunt Jemima.

 

The Best Gingerbread Cinnamon Buns | My Miaou

 

I am 100 percent partial to yeast cinnamon rolls than no-yeast rolls. I love the texture that the yeast gives to the roll, they’re soft and pillowy with a little bit of pull and chewiness. It’s so good. Working with yeast can seem super intimidating but I promise, if I can do it, you can too. This Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls recipe makes about 14 cinnamon buns. You can make them a day in advance and let them rise overnight in the fridge so that they are ready to pop into the oven the next morning!

 

The Best Gingerbread Cinnamon Buns | My Miaou

I topped these Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls with a quick and simple cream cheese icing made with just three ingredients; butter, creamed cheese and icing sugar. The ingredients list and steps may seem daunting but I swear it is super easy and so worth the taking.

 

 

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THE BEST GINGERBREAD CINNAMON ROLLS
Half gingerbread, half cinnamon rolls.. what could be better. These Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls are made with yeast so they're soft, pillowy with the perfect amount of chew.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls | My Miaou
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
The Dough (wet ingredients)
The Dough (dry ingredients)
Filling
Cream Cheese Icing
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
The Dough (wet ingredients)
The Dough (dry ingredients)
Filling
Cream Cheese Icing
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls | My Miaou
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment, add the flour, brown sugar, yeast, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the whole milk, butter, egg, molasses and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and mix on low until everything is fully mixed, making sure you scrape down the sides.
  4. Switch out the paddle attachment with the hook attachment. Add the remaining 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour and knead the dough for about 4-5 minutes until the dough starts to pull away from the sides and the dough looks smooth. If the dough seems sticky, add one tablespoon of all-purpose flour at a time, the dough should be a little sticky to the touch.
  5. Form the dough into a smooth ball and place in a large bowl greased with either vegetable oil or coconut oil. Turn the dough once to cover the surface with oil. Place a clean, dry dish towel over top and set aside in a cool, dry place for about 2 hours.
  6. THE FILLING: In a small bowl, mix together the sugars, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Set the butter aside to come to room temperature.
  7. Once the dough has risen and almost doubled in size, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the gingerbread cinnamon roll dough about 12 inches high by 18 inches across. And about 1/4 of an inch thick. With the back of a spoon or with an offset spatula, spread the softened butter all over the top. Sprinkle 3/4 of the sugar mixture on top of the butter.
  8. Starting from the long edge, roll the dough up. The gingerbread cinnamon roll should be about 18 inches in length. Pinch the dough at the end to make sure the roll stays together. Cut the roll into 1 ¼ to 1 ½ inch slices.
  9. Place the rolls in a buttered pan and sprinkle the remaining sugar filling on top. Place a dish towel over top and preheat the oven to 350F.
  10. At this point, you can place it in the fridge to continue to rise overnight or if you're impatient like me, bake it immediately. Bake for about 22-24 minutes until golden brown on top and the filling is nice and bubbly.
  11. THE ICING: Whip the butter and creamed cheese in a stand mixer for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the icing sugar and continue to whip until all the sugar is incorporated. Dollop a generous amount on each cinnamon roll.
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What desserts do you like to bake during the fall and winter months? Let me know!

 

5 Comments
  • Annie
    Posted at 16:09h, 18 October Reply

    Hi Sabrina,

    This post looks so amazingly yummy! Gingerbread + Cinnamon rolls together in one sounds too good to be true! It’s such a great idea. Love your food photography as well. Really makes me want to start baking!

    XOXO
    Annie

    • mymiaou
      Posted at 20:40h, 18 October Reply

      Hi Annie,
      Thank you so much for the kind words! Omg my husband loves anything gingerbread and can’t go wrong with cinnamon rolls. Let me know if you make this recipe! 🙂

      x Sabrina

  • Isabelle (secretly your favorite Asian)
    Posted at 20:58h, 18 October Reply

    Taylor and I habe the same taste buds because gingerbread is my favorite too. I’m dying over these😭

    • mymiaou
      Posted at 07:36h, 19 October Reply

      Okay, I know you love them when you mention them on three different occasions. I promise to make you some!! Lol Love you,

      x Sabrina

    • mymiaou
      Posted at 07:36h, 19 October Reply

      Also, you are secretly my fave asian hehe. Dont tell dids

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