Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

My cousin gave me this recipe a few years ago and I've been making it ever since.

These cinnamon rolls are SO GOOD and SO EASY!

It's a great recipe to make when you're feeding company for breakfast...I've done that many times.

Here's the beauty of this recipe: you prepare it the night before and the rolls rise the morning, all you have to do is bake it.

So here's how to do it.  Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and then evenly space 15 frozen dough balls in the dish.

Sprinkle on top a package of cook-n-serve vanilla pudding

then sprinkle on a cup of brown sugar

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

and then drizzle on a stick of melted butter.

Now just cover it with a piece of plastic wrap and let it sit on the counter overnight.

Sorry for the weird lighting.  It was night when I made these so my kitchen was dark!

In the morning, this is what you will have waiting for you!

Puffy dough balls in a buttery, sugary, cinnamon-y bed.

As the rolls bake, the pudding, butter and sugar blend together to form the most fabulous, gooey, stick sauce ever.

Not even kidding.

So you can serve them straight out of the pan like this, or you can invert them in another 9x13 dish.

If you invert them, the sauce drizzles all over the rolls and coats them.  Ugh.  Too good to even describe.  But it can be a messy job to invert the dish, so if you leave them in the baking dish, then just turn them over on the plate when you serve.

Like this.

Company or not, please make these soon.  Beyond good.

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

15 frozen dough balls (like Rhodes' brand)
3 oz. package cook-n-serve vanilla pudding
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 stick butter, melted

Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Evenly space the frozen dough balls in the dish.  Sprinkle on top the pudding, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Drizzle the melted butter on top.

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and sit on the counter overnight. (at least 8-10 hours)

In the morning, remove the plastic wrap.  The rolls have risen!  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.  Don't overbake.  Invert the rolls on a large platter or a clean 9x13 baking dish.  You want the sticky sauce to coat the rolls!  (Or you can scoop the rolls out and invert them individually on each plate.)


Sweet Georgia Sweet said...

I believe these were in the book "How to Win Friends & Influence People"........ weren't they?

Elizabeth said...

That's funny. :) And yes, I believe that's the original source. :)