Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate any holiday! A sweet glaze and colorful sprinkles make them extra festive.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate any holiday! A sweet glaze and colorful sprinkles make them extra festive.

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Let’s chat Valentine’s Day, shall we?

You guys, I have to be real with you. I’m just not that into it.

But before you start thinking I’m some kind of cupid crusher, let me explain.

I’ve never really been into Valentine’s Day, whether I had a significant other, or not. And let’s not even get me started on Sweetest Day.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate any holiday!  Serve them up for breakfast, or dessert!

If you have no idea what Sweetest Day is, that’s because it’s pretty much only celebrated in the Midwest and Northeast. It’s basically Valentine’s Day 2.0 around these parts. Yep, it’s totally a thing.

I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to romance. Other things not so much. I could spend an eternity blending my eyeshadow and filling in my brows, but that’s neither here nor there.

But when it comes to romance, I’m all like tell me I’m pretty, empty the dishwasher, and pick up my Indian take-out.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate any holiday!  The perfect breakfast for your sweetie!

Oh, and send me flowers every once in a while, BUT not on a holiday. Okay, this is kind of making me sound high maintenance, but I swear I’m not.

I’ve just never been into holidays that are meant to celebrate love, like shouldn’t we be doing that every day?

Or at least on days that I’m not annoyed that my husband left his late-night cereal bowl on the counter (with milk still in it) and little fruity o’s on the floor that I inevitably crush with the soles of my slippers.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate any holiday!  So fun for Valentine's Day, or any day!

There’s a reason why I vacuum so much, AND it’s not the cats. Just sayin’.

I mean, isn’t that what love is all about though? Embracing these little annoyances and celebrating the totally messy, sometimes ultra-annoying, imperfect perfect?

Again, I’m not all anti-Valentine’s Day, but doing little things all year, even the simplest of things, like emptying the canister on the stick vacuum, or straightening my desk (hello, disaster) means a heck of a lot more to me than a dozen roses and a steak dinner on the 14th of February.

Okay, okay. I won’t turn down a steak dinner, because there’s always creme brûlée at the end.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate any holiday! The perfect homemade treat!

But at least make the reservations at like 4:30 PM, so I can be in my pajamas and watching reality TV by 7:30. (I love to embrace my inner 80-year-old on the regular.)

Even though Valentine’s Day isn’t my favorite, Eric and I do make it special for Elle, just like my mom made it for me. With cute balloons, her favorite sweets and typically a totally adorable breakfast.

Last year I whipped up heart shaped, pink chocolate chip pancakes, but this year, I’m going with these Mini Cinnamon Rolls.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate any holiday!  So fun and festive!

As if they aren’t cute enough on their own, I fancied them up with sweet pink glaze and festive sprinkles. And I put them on little sticks, because let’s be real, who doesn’t love food on sticks?

Especially when that food is mini cinnamon rolls. So fun!

If you’re intimidated by homemade cinnamon rolls, please don’t be. I receive so many emails from beginner bakers that are legitimately scared of working with yeast.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate any holiday!  So perfect for Valentine's Day, or any day!

I promise, nothing bad is going to happen, just be patient, follow the recipe, and use quality products like Fleischmann’s® Yeast.

I’ve worked with Fleischmann’s® for years because in my opinion, it’s the best and most reliable yeast on the market. Whether I’m whipping up Overnight Chai Spice Sweet Rolls, Garlic and Herb Beer Bread Rolls, or Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels, Fleischmann’s® Yeast gives me consistent results every single time.

If you follow those tips, you’re golden and these Mini Cinnamon Rolls are going to become your new favorite treat for breakfast, brunch, and dessert!

You can even whip these up in advance, and stick them into the freezer for baking at a later date. They’d be an amazing start to your St. Patrick’s Day or Easter morning too.

Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends. I hope you know how much I love ya!

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 egg

FOR THE FILLING

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

VANILLA ICING

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 24 lollipop sticks
  • Optional toppings, sprinkles, candies, nuts, etc.

Directions:

  1. Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Place water and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F.  Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture with egg.
  2. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  3. Add 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in just enough remaining flour so that the dough will form into a ball.
  4. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and dough springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. For filling, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Set aside.
  6. Roll dough into a 7 x 24-inch long, narrow rectangle using a rolling pin.  Spread 2 tablespoons butter over dough, stopping at least 1/2-inch from the edges on the long sides. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon sugar mixture. Beginning at long end of the rectangle, roll up tightly.  Pinch seams to seal.  Cut into 24 equal pieces.   Place about 2 inches apart, cut sides down, on greased baking sheets.  Cover with towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 45 to 60 minutes.
  7. Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool on wire rack for at least 10 minutes.  Insert lollipop sticks.
  8. Combine all vanilla icing ingredients in a large shallow bowl and beat until creamy.  Icing will be thin.
  9. Let guests “dip” the tops of their rolls into the icing OR drizzle icing over all.  If desired, serve with various toppings for sprinkling over rolls.

This recipes is originally from Fleischmann’s Yeast.

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