Here is a quick alternative to cinnamon rolls. Sure you could pop open a can from the doughboy, but really what fun is that?
If you will be having company this holiday season, here is something to feed ’em for breakfast, it’s so easy that you could do it with your eyes glued half shut!
Grab some stuff
First sift or whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Then cut in the butter until most of it is blended, a few little pieces of butter left behind is OK.
Now take 3/4 cup of the milk and mix in the vanilla extract. Pour into the flour mixture.
Stir just until combined. If the dough looks a bit dry, add up to another 1/4 cup of milk. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle or something that looks vaguely like a rectangle…
And spread it with a 1/4 cup softened or melted butter.
And sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
And give it a roll, starting at the long side.
Guess who rolled the whole thing up and then noticed the chopped pecans over on the cutting board…..
So I unrolled it and put some chopped pecans on it. This is optional, I’d say about 3/4 cup.
Now roll it up a second time, only if your a blockhead…
Make a log
Slice it into about 1/2 inch slices and place in a greased 8×8 square pan that has been greased.
At this point you can pop the dough in the fridge if you’d like. You can make this the night before, and bake it in the morning, or you can bake it immediately. Bake @350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
While they are still hot, lets make a glaze.
In a small bowl combine 1 cup powdered confectioners sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of milk.
Give it a stir. If it’s too thick add up to one more tablespoon milk.
Give it a schmear on the cinnamon biscuits, you don’t have to get pretty with it
Feel free to double this recipe for a 9×13 pan, you’ll probably want to!