Some of my earliest memories of cooking were of making the cinnamon rolls that come in a can. I can remember the challenge of opening that can, bashing it against the counter waiting for it to pop open. Afterwards diligently trying to spread the glaze over each roll. There never seemed to be enough glaze. My little one loves to make them now, and this time we made them from scratch. I was instantly drawn to this recipe in Fine Cooking because it has cottage cheese. Yes, cottage cheese. I love to use cottage cheese to thicken smoothies. I replace ricotta with it and even use it to thicken soup. I had never thought to try it in cinnamon rolls. Plus I had the bonus of not needing yeast or waiting for the dough to rise. That made it perfect for my little one to help me. She loses interest in baking when we have to wait an hour for dough to rise.
Of course, she was a little more interested in these as she loves the flavor of gingerbread. I’ve found the key to be a small amount of molasses. I don’t like gingerbread heavy with molasses and the other key is light brown sugar. That makes sense since brown sugar is made with molasses. I love all the flavors of the warm spices too, like cinnamon and allspice. Can you imagine how amazing these smell while they are baking? Oh yes, your house will smell like a gingerbread factory. Oh the deliciousness.
These are perfect for Christmas morning since you do not have to wait for them to rise. Whip up a batch for your family. I’d love to hear what you make with your kids. It is so important to teach your kids to cook.
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Adapted from Fine Cooking.
Happy Healthy Eating,
Recipes from Day 2 of Christmas Week! Please visit all our talented participants:
Christmas Crack aka Chocolate Saltine Toffee from Cravings of a Lunatic
Caramel and Coffee Fudge from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Cranberry Bliss White Chocolate Bark from Cupcakes to Kale Chips
Chocolate and Raspberry Rugelach from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls from Food Done Light
Maple Doodles from Farm Fresh Feasts
Blue & White Christmas Bark from Flour On My Face
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Spiced Pear and Cranberry Coffee Cake from From Gate to Plate
Chocolate Caramel Cups with Peppermint Chips from Dixie Chik Cooks
Pineapple Cream Pie from Aloha Flavor
Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark from CopyKat Recipes
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