Overnight Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls, I repeat Overnight Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls. Are we all ready for the holiday season yet?? This time of year I am giddy about the flavor options for food. With options like gingerbread, eggnog, and peppermint how can we think about anything else. Perhaps my favorite holiday flavor is gingerbread, I love how it is not overly sweet like so many other holiday flavors. The warmness of the spices mixed with the smokiness of molasses just make me smile just thinking about it. So I decided to make Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls. I was a little nervous to make them at first, wanting them to still be light and airy but I wanted to use molasses so I didn’t know how they would turn out… Oh My Goodness you guys I hit the jackpot. These Cinnamon Rolls are full of flavor from the molasses, cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg and because they are slowly risen twice they become light and airy. I knew since the first time I made them that these will be my new Christmas morning go-to. They take a few minutes to put together the day before and are so minimal in the morning. So many reason why you need to try these!
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls are the serious way to go to get the best tasting Cinnamon Rolls on the face of the earth. By doing a majority of the work the day before, the Cinnamon Rolls really get a chance to develop a ton of flavor and they save you from having to wake up at 4 in the morning to get them rolled out so they are ready in time for a relaxing Saturday morning breakfast. This recipe looks intimidating but it really isn’t too hard, although it does take a little time to get them ready. They are easily thrown together in a stand mixer, they get a slow 2 hour rise to get a more flavorful dough, and then it is as simple as rolling out, sprinkling with butter, sugar, & spices, rolling up and placing in the fridge for the morning. While the rolls do need a little time to come to temperature and bake the next morning, the work is very minimal, and when you are not a morning person like me this is wonderful! These rolls are then covered with a Cream Cheese Frosting that nobody can resist (which can even be made ahead of time for convenience sake). So say hello to a perfect Saturday (or Christmas) Morning with these Overnight Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls.
*The milk is at a 'lower' temperature then most doughs call for because we are looking for a slower rise to add more flavor to the dough. If you are looking for a faster process you may use a warmer milk and the first rise will rise faster but that gives it less time for flavor to develop in the dough. **This recipe can be doubled to make 12 rolls. I do suggest if doing so to use 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk instead of 2 full eggs.
Overnight Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls
*The milk is at a 'lower' temperature then most doughs call for because we are looking for a slower rise to add more flavor to the dough. If you are looking for a faster process you may use a warmer milk and the first rise will rise faster but that gives it less time for flavor to develop in the dough.
**This recipe can be doubled to make 12 rolls. I do suggest if doing so to use 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk instead of 2 full eggs.
Peace & Love
The Schmidty Wife
P.S. These would taste great with my Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate
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