Note: Is there anything more fun than having friends come and visit for the holidays?
We LOVE it. If we have friends visiting I don't want to have to spend too much time in the kitchen. Having these cinnamon rolls in the freezer makes breakfast easy and delicious.
Freezer Cinnamon Rolls
1/2 c. very warm water
1 T. sugar
2 T. yeast
1/2 c. melted butter
2 t. salt
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. warm milk
5 1/2 c. flour
Combine water, 1 T. sugar and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes to activate. Mix 1/2 c. sugar, melted butter, eggs, and salt. Add yeast mixture. Stir in warm milk. Add 5 cups flour, 1-2 cups at a time. Knead dough on a well-floured surface, adding flour as necessary, until dough isn’t sticky. Let rise until double in a clean, oiled bowl. Punch down risen dough. Separate into two pieces. Roll out dough in a large rectangle. Spread with softened butter.
Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon. Roll dough. Cut your dough into about 12 (1-inch) rolls. (Tip: the best way I have found to cut is with dental floss).
Lay them in a pan and let them freeze.
When ready to bake. Place in a greased pan. Set out on the counter overnight to let rise. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes. Spread icing while hot.
For icing, melt butter (about 2 T.). Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 T.
milk. Sift powdered sugar into mixture and stir well until icing consistency.