Irresistible Cinnamon Rolls – Isis Rushdan
Around the holidays, I love to bake these yummy cinnamon rolls. They are absolutely irresistible, my family devours them in minutes, and they are super easy to make. This is perfect for any Sunday, the morning after Thanksgiving, or Christmas day.
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Irresistible Cinnamon Rolls
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped apple (peeled and cored first) I like to use Gala or Honeycrisp
1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
2/3 stick butter, softened
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Brush a 9-inch cake pan with 1 tablespoon of the melted butter or use Pam baking spray.
Make the dough. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the buttermilk, syrup, and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter, and stir until just combined. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and knead until smooth (it will still be very soft and a little sticky). Place in a lightly floured bowl, cover, and chill for 20 minutes.
This is the perfect time to make the filling. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped apples and chopped dried cherries. Set aside. You’ll use the softened butter later.
Once the dough is chilled, flatten into a rectangle about 12 X 8 inches on a lightly floured surface. Spread 2/3 cup softened butter across top and then evenly sprinkle the filling, leaving less than a 1/2 inch around the edge. Press the filling down to pack it on top of the dough.
Starting on the long edge, tightly roll up the dough. Try to be gentle as this will likely stick to the counter a bit. Pinch the seam closed and lay the log seam side down. Cut into 8 even pieces, and transfer each roll to the prepared cake pan. Brush with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake for 20 to 23minutes, until golden brown.
Make the icing while rolls are baking. Combine icing ingredients with an electric mixer until fluffy. Once rolls are done, place a plate on top of pan and flip over. Frost the rolls with the icing. You can also ice rolls while in the pan. Serve warm.
In their bleakest hour, the price of redemption could be the death of their love.
Kindred Chronicles, Book 2
Before Serenity and Cyrus can embark on a romantic honeymoon, one of their gifts from an immortal comes to life and unleashes a devastating series of events that forces them to make an unthinkable sacrifice. To undo the evil of dark magic, Serenity must travel to the immortals’ hold in Iceland. Alone.
Her journey leads to an island shrouded in mystery, where secrets from her past come to light…and she forms an inexplicable connection with a handsome, tempting healer who may pose the greatest risk of all.
Cyrus comes close to unraveling without his mate, but refuses to let honor or duty keep them apart, even if it means the bloodshed of his own kinsmen.
As the Great Council prepares to convene to determine their fate, friends become enemies, enemies become allies, and soul mates are pushed right to the edge—where love and faith is their only hope of survival.
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