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Sunday, January 2, 2011

happy NEW year!!

What is a better way to kick off the new year then.....

                        watching the ball drop on tv. in the comfort of your home...

                                          Banging pots and pans..
{my beautiful sister} 

and of course getting that special kiss at the stroke of midnight
{nap head hair;)}

 AND eating whole wheat cinnamon rolls!
I got this recipe from my friend. Courtney.  I changed it a little to "candify" it. And I must say they are the best in town. And they are pretty quick & easy to make!!

1 loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed in refrigerator > Rhodes Whole wheat Loafs (3)
flour for dusting surface
* tip: Allow 6-8 hours to defrost in the refrigerator. I would just put them in the fridge the night before you make them. I didn't, and ended up having to defrost them completely in the microwave. Nobody likes to roll out dough that is frozen in the middle...

1 cup packed brown sugar > Natural brown sugar
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
2/3 stick butter, softened > smart balance butter

1 stick unsalted butter, softened > 1/2 C. smart balance butter
1C. powdered Sugar,
1/3 C. Cream Cheese > I used philadelphia fat free Cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract


Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to form a 15 by 7 inch rectangle in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Spread the 2/3 C. of of softened butter over dough and then evenly sprinkle  with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Starting on  the long edge roll up dough as for a jelly roll. Cut Roll into 16 slices

 and then set aside in a warm place and allow dough to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hr. Start Preheating the oven at 400 degrees.
divide rolls among 2 lightly buttered round baking pans. bake for 15 minutes or until golden on top. While your rolls are baking mix all ingredients together for Icing.

Take rolls out of oven and spread icing over the top! Healthy option: don't put icing on.. But I highly recommend the indulgence ;)

Thats how we roll ;) 


  1. Yummy.... I think I might just have to make these... thanks for the post.

  2. So I'm totally craving the cinnamon rolls, so i was looking through this recipe. Do you use all 3 loaves of the rhodes wheat dough? Or do you just use one? Thanks!!