Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls and Christmas morning and are a perfect match. Our Christmas Cinnamon Rolls is an easy recipe filled with gingerbread spices and brown sugar and topped with a silky cream cheese glaze. This cinnamon roll recipe is guaranteed to become your next holiday tradition.
Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls can be made the night before and let come to room temperature while you’re opening gifts. Pop them in the oven while the kids are playing with their new toys and you’ll have fluffy rolls with a brown sugar filling bursting with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, all the spices of gingerbread, and topped with a silky cream cheese glaze in just minutes. Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls just made your holiday morning perfect!
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- all-purpose flour
- granulated sugar
- quick-rising dry yeast
- light brown sugar
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
- ground cloves
- ground nutmeg
- cream cheese
- confectioners’ sugar
- vanilla extract
- icing gingerbread people
How to assemble Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls
Roll out dough for cinnamon rolls.
Brush molasses evenly over top of dough.
Sprinkle dough with brown sugar and gingerbread spices.
Beginning at long end roll up dough.
Slice the cinnamon roll loaf dough into 12 rolls.
Arrange rolls in baking dish.
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Christmas morning and Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls go hand in hand. Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls is an easy recipe filled with brown sugar and gingerbread spices and topped with a silky cream cheese glaze.
Combine 2 cups flour, granulated sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl.
Microwave milk and butter until butter is melted and mixture is very warm, 128-130 degrees. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir until blended. Add enough remaining flour until a dough forms.
On lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes, adding more flour if needed. Roll dough into a 20 x 16-inch rectangle.
Combine melted butter and molasses and mixture brush on dough to cover.
Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg and sprinkle over dough to cover.
Beginning at long end, roll up and pinch seam to seal. cut into 12 pieces.
Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and arrange rolls, cut sides up in baking dish. Cover and let rise in a warm place 1 hour or until dough has doubled.
While dough is rising, preheat oven to 350F. After dough has risen, bake 25 minutes or until tops are golden.
While rolls are baking, beat cream cheese and butter until blended. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth. Spread glaze over warm rolls and top with gingerbread people.
Rolls can be prepared one day ahead. Arrange rolls in prepared baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and and refrigerate overnight. Before baking, let rolls come to room temperature and rise until doubled in a warm place, about 1 hour. Bake as directed in recipe.
This recipe is part of Meal Plan Monday #142