Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing
Every baker needs an easy cinnamon roll recipe — this one features the exquisite flavors of Vietnamese cinnamon and organic cardamom, plus a special icing with an irresistible blend of maple flavor and coffee. (Thank you to our friend Katie Shatzer for creating this wonderful recipe.)
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- For the Dough:
- 1 cup milk, scalded and slightly cooled
- 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Bread Flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup shortening, melted and cooled
- For the Filling:
- 1 cup Wholesome Sweeteners Light Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Frontier Co-op Vietnamese Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Cardamom
- 4 tablespoon butter, melted
- For the Icing:
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 teaspoon Frontier Co-op Maple Flavor
- 1 tablespoon brewed coffee, cooled
- 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- Dissolve yeast into milk. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer, stir together dry ingredients. Mix in shortening and eggs until incorporated. Add the milk/yeast mixture. Switch to a dough hook on low speed and mix until a sticky ball forms.
- Add to a floured bowl. Cover and let rise overnight.
- In the morning, punch down the dough and knead a few times. On a floured board, divide into two pieces. Roll the first piece out into a rectangular shape 1/8-inch thick.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and spices.
- Brush rolled out dough generously with melted butter. Sprinkle with half of the sugar-spice mixture.
- Roll tightly into a log. Trim off ends and cut into 6 pieces. Place into a 12-inch cast iron skillet.
- Repeat with remaining half of dough. Cover cast iron skillet and let rise for 2 1/2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. After second rise is complete, bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top and cooked through in center of rolls.
- While cinnamon rolls bake, whisk maple flavor and coffee into melted butter. Add powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, until the icing reaches a thick yet pourable consistency. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool for 10 minutes once removing from oven, then drizzle or spread icing. Serve warm.