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Cinnamon Rolls

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 25 mins
Rise time 1 hr
Bake time 20 mins
Yield 16 rolls (serving size: 1 roll)

Ingredients

  • Rolls:
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 pound frozen pizza dough, thawed in refrigerator
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 190
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 17 mg
  • sodium 142 mg

How to Make It

  1. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl; stir in nuts. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 15-by-7-inch rectangle. Spread butter on top; sprinkle with sugar mixture.

  2. Starting at long edge, roll up dough, jelly-roll fashion. Moisten edges with water; pinch to seal. Cut crosswise into 16 slices. Place rolls in pan, with space between them. Cover with a clean kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Bake until tops of rolls are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.

  3. Make frosting: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat confectioners' sugar, butter, cream cheese and vanilla until light, about 2 minutes. Frost rolls. Serve warm.