Cinnamon Rolls & Friday Night Lights

I’m on a roll. Well, I guess you could say it’s more of a kick…a cinnamon roll kick! What can I say, I’m obsessed with cinnamon rolls. Always have been. I’ve also become slightly obsessed with the whole baked goods in a jar craze. I just find it different & fun. More importantly, delicious! Cinnamon is my go to scent, if you will. Whether I’m searching for a candle or air freshener, I usually end up buying one that’s cinnamon scented. My absolute favorite smell while I’m baking at the bakery is when I’m making something with cinnamon in it. Usually it’s my Snickerdoodle cupcakes!

The past couple of days have been dreary which leaves me wanting to just stay inside and bake cinnamon rolls all day and watch Friday Night Lights. Have I mentioned I’ve also become obsessed with this show?! I have no clue why I didn’t watch the show when it was on {I was probably too busy baking cinnamon roll or something}. I didn’t know what I was missing until now. It almost makes me want to go back and re-live my high school years. Well…almost.

Yesterday I experimented with cinnamon rolls in a jar. I actually baked the cinnamon rolls right in the jar. I was actually amazed at how well they turned out. Better yet, there was no yeast involved so I didn’t have to wait for the dough to rise. Best part about this recipe, you can literally bottle up the sweet smell of cinnamon! They make the perfect gift, too. Now that’s a win, win!

As always, thank you for taking the time to read. Be kind to yourself. Until next time, keep it sweet! -Ange

 

 

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. Set aside. Add pieces of butter & mix until dough is crumbly.

 

 

Add buttermilk until a nice dough forms. Place dough on floured surface. Knead dough.

Add buttermilk until a nice dough forms. Place dough on floured surface. Knead dough.

 

 

Roll dough into a large rectangle; about 1/4 inch thick.

Roll dough into a large rectangle; about 1/4 inch thick.

 

 

Mix butter, brown sugar & cinnamon together. Mixture will resemble wet sand.

Mix butter, brown sugar & cinnamon together. Mixture will resemble wet sand.

 

 

Spread evenly over rolled dough.

Spread mixture evenly over rolled dough.

 

 

Roll the dough length-wise away from you & slice into 6 evenly sliced rolls - about 4 inches thick {if using 8 ounce jelly jars} or 12 evenly sliced rolls - about 2 inches thick {if using 4 ounce jelly jars}

Roll the dough length-wise away from you & slice into 6 evenly sliced rolls – {about 4 inches thick if using 8 ounce jelly jars} or 12 evenly sliced rolls – {about 2 inches thick {if using 4 ounce jelly jars}.

 

 

Place rolls in greased jelly jars. {I had 8 ounce jelly jars on hand}.

Place rolls in greased jelly jars. {I had 8 ounce jelly jars on hand}. Place jars on cookie sheet.

 

 

Bake 18-20 minutes for 4 ounce jars; 25-30 minutes for 8 ounce jars or until golden brown & baked through.

Bake 18-20 minutes for 4 ounce jars; 25-30 minutes for 8 ounce jars or until golden brown & baked through.

 

 

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 20-30 minutes. Spoon frosting on top. Let set before adding and sealing lids. *Refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 20-30 minutes. Spoon frosting on top. Let set before adding and sealing lids. *Refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.

 

 

Recipe: {Cinnamon Rolls in a Jar}

*makes 6 if using 8 ounce jelly jar

*makes 12 if using 4 ounce jelly jar

Ingredients:

{dough}

2 cups flour

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1-1/4 Tablespoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened & cut into small pieces

3/4 cup buttermilk

{filling}

1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

{frosting}

2 cups confectioners sugar

4-6 Tablespoons heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Directions:

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees

– In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. Set aside. Add pieces of butter & mix until dough is crumbly.

– Add buttermilk until a nice dough forms. Place dough on floured surface. Knead dough.

– Roll dough into a large rectangle; about 1/4 inch thick.

– Mix butter, brown sugar & cinnamon together. Mixture will resemble wet sand.

– Spread mixture evenly over rolled dough.

– Roll the dough length-wise away from you & slice into 6 evenly sliced rolls – {about 4 inches thick if using 8 ounce jelly jars} or 12 evenly sliced rolls – {about 2 inches thick if using 4 ounce jelly jars}.

– Place rolls in greased jelly jars. {I had 8 ounce jelly jars on hand}. Place jars on cookie sheet.

– Bake 18-20 minutes for 4 ounce jars; 25-30 minutes for 8 ounce jars or until golden brown & baked through.

– Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 20-30 minutes.

– Whisk together confectioners sugar, heavy cream & vanilla. The frosting will be somewhat thick.

 

– Spoon frosting on top. Let set before adding and sealing lids.

*Refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.

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