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Cinnamon Rolls made with Rhodes Frozen Bread Dough

Easy and So Delicious
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine All-American
Keyword cinnamon rolls, Easy, frozen bread dough, Rhodes
Prep Time 12 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Using shortening grease a large bowl. Place the frozen bread loaf inside and grease a piece of plastic wrap to place over the dough. Thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight from 10 to 12 hours, or for about 4 to 5 hours at room temperature.
  • grease 2 8-inch round cake pans.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, finely chopped pecans, and cinnamon. Mix well to combine and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the thawed bread dough into an 18x6-inch rectangle. The dough is quite elastic, so be patient when rolling it out to the recommended size. Let the dough rest for a few minutes now and then and it will relax and be easier to roll. Brush the melted butter evenly over the dough.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over the buttered dough.
  • Starting at the long end, carefully roll the dough up to form a log. Slice the log into 20 uniform slices.
  • Arrange the formed rolls in the buttered cake pans. Move the pans to a draft-free place, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let them rise for about 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in bulk.
  • When the rolls have nearly doubled in size, preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Drizzle the heavy cream evenly over the rolls—about 3 tablespoons per pan—and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the cinnamon rolls to racks to cool until just slightly warm.
  • Make the Icing
  • While the rolls cool off, sift the powdered sugar into a medium bowl, add the milk and vanilla, and stir until well blended. For thinner icing, add more milk, a few drops at a time. To thicken, add more powdered sugar.
  • Drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls. Serve