Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Heart Cinnamon Rolls

Strapped for time this Valentine's Day?  Run over to your local grocery store to whip up some simple heart-shaped cinnamon rolls!  These are super quick and easy to make.  Recipe inspired by one of my favorite fashion bloggers, Peony Lim.  Adapted from the original recipe by Iowa Girl Eats.
1 - 8 oz tube crescent roll dough
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. brown sugar

For the maple icing (optional):
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 Tablespoon skim milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar

  1. Pinch dough back together along seams. 
  2. Brush with melted butter.
  3. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. 
  4. Starting from one end, roll the dough toward the center of the rectangle and stop halfway.  Repeat with the other end to form a shape of a scroll. 
  5. Slice into 3/4 inch widths.
  6. Bake for 5-8 minutes.
  7. Remove from tray and allow to cool.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix maple syrup, milk and icing sugar together and then spoon over the top on a serving plate. 
Add brown sugar and cinnamon into a bowl.
I always use Pillsbury refrigerated dough. 
Take a quarter of the dough.  Pinch the seams to form one seamless rectangle.
Dip a pastry brush into the melted butter.
Brush dough. 
Sprinkle sugar mixture onto the dough. 
Add as much as you'd like.
Roll opposite ends of the rectangular dough towards each other to form a scroll. 
Pinch the end of the roll to create a heart. 
Place on a greased baking sheet two inches apart.   Don't worry, the dough may appear ghastly but the dough will expand to form an adorable heart. 
Bake in a 350-degree oven for 5-8 minutes. 
Happy Valentine's Day and happy baking.


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