What’s Cooking with Julie: Simple cinnamon rolls

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, What's cooking with Julie | No Comments

By Julie White | What’s Cooking with Julie

The simple part of these cinnamon rolls is due in part because you use ready-made dough. You can find it in the frozen bread section of grocery stores.

I’ve made these rolls for Christmas morning for 35 years. I usually try and make them on Christmas Eve day. They are always greeted with a huge smile. Happy holidays to all Courier readers!


Ingredients for rolls:

  • 1 package Bridgford Bread Dough, 3 pack
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) slightly melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream

Ingredients for frosting:

  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Thaw the frozen dough. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a rectangle shape about 12 by 15 inches.

Mix the butter, spices and sugar in a bowl until well blended. Divide filling into thirds.

There will be three loaves of bread dough to spread the mixture over. Spread the sugar mixture over the rolled-out dough. Roll into a jelly roll shape.

Cut into 10 slices and place onto a greased cookie sheet. Cover with a clean dishtowel and allow to rise for 30 minutes until doubled in size.

Brush tops of rolls with warmed milk or cream. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

As the rolls cool, prepare the frosting by mixing the ingredients together in a bowl. Spread frosting over the cooled rolls. Enjoy!

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