There is nothing like cinnamon rolls in the morning.
The pre-packaged, store bought varieties have NOTHING on these. You will never want to eat cinnamon rolls out of a package or can again.
The smell of these rolls are completely intoxicating. The second these babies go in the oven, the entire house smells like cinnamon. A great way to get everyone out of bed!
These are regularly requested by all family members on both sides, especially at all holidays and large gatherings. I double this recipe because people will go back for seconds, thirds, and even fourths, and then want some leftover for the next day.
You can make the rolls all the way up until they are ready to bake and then leave them out overnight if you wish since they take so long from start to finish.
It is rather difficult to get up early enough to make these from the very beginning, especially on those coveted weekends where you want to sleep in, so leaving them out overnight has become my go-to method!
Everyone in our family is crazy about extra icing, so this recipe makes a lot of it. You can easily halve the frosting part if you do not want a lot, but why would anyone prefer it that way?!?
I also like to shake this up by adding some different flavors to the icing like orange extract, vanilla, or lemon zest.