Gourmet cinnamon rolls

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Making amazing cinnamon rolls are within everyone's reach with this simple recipe.

Gourmet cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls are delicious, but they look tough to make. While there can be a lot of artistry to making them, there are really only three steps: spice, roll and cut. If you have the right dough, which you can find at the store, the rest is really easy. Of course, there's nothing wrong with giving them a gourmet touch.

Yields 8 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 can dinner roll dough
  • 1-1/2 stick melted butter
  • 6 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 crushed almonds
  • 5 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Without separating the dinner rolls themselves, unroll the dough and lightly roll it with a rolling pin. Double check that the seams in the dough have been pressed together. If they have not, use your fingers to close them.
  3. Spread all but 1/3 of melted butter over the dough, then add the cinnamon, sugar and almonds. Roll the dough like a cigar and slice it into 8 rounds.
  4. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 12 minutes.
  5. While the cinnamon rolls are baking, mix the rest of the butter, cream cheese, sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl to make a thick glaze.
  6. Glaze the cinnamon rolls while still hot.

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