Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls!

In general I prefer to maintain a diet of healthy foods, but on holidays I've been known to splurge. Valentines day is no exception! Last year I made adorable heart shaped pancakes, but this year I thought I'd try something different. Why not cinnamon rolls? They turned out delicious and oh so adorable. If you're looking for something special to do on Valentines day, this could be just the thing! 

Using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in egg. 
 In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and yeast.  
Add warm buttermilk and flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing at a low speed until blended. 

Knead dough (I did so by hand, but if you'd like to use a stand mixer and a dough hook, go ahead!) adding bits of flour as you go along to keep it from sticking. The dough should be relatively sticky in nature, but not overly so. Knead for about ten minutes. Coat a bowl with a little olive oil and place dough inside, turning the dough to coat all sides with oil.   Place dough in an oiled bowl and turn once to coat both sides of dough with oil.  Cover and let rise, about an hour and a half. 

Once dough has risen, roll it out into a long rectangle. Brush on melted butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Continue sprinkling until it is evenly coated. 

Once cinnamon is evenly distributed, take one side and begin rolling tightly towards the middle. then take the other side and do the same, until the two "rolls" touch. 

Cut the rolls to your desired size. Make them heart shaped by pinching the ends between your finger and thumb. It's that simple! 

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about fifteen minutes. If you'd like, spread with a nice cream cheese icing and enjoy while still warm! 

These rolls turned out so cute and were incredibly delicious. I can see myself making these for many V-Day's to come! 



Our Delightful Home said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

~Mrs. Delightful

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

these are so sweet! they look v tasty! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Lisa said...

Aww, cute idea! I can't resist a cinnamon roll on Valentine's Day...or any other day!

Karm said...

Those do look yummy and very love day-ish. I just might try to attempt this. haha
Nice blog layout!!

Mo (New on U) said...

Nicely done! I love to cook but don't have the patience for baking, so hats off to you!

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Ketrin Jones said...

holy smokes these look amazing!
So glad I saw your giveaway and stumbled across your cute blog! I love your background :)


Carlie said...

What a perfect idea for V-Day! They look tasty!

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

These are perfect! I LOVE cinnamon rolls :) my boyfriend doesn't but who cares, then I have twice as many, haha! x

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

And oh, I LOVE your new layout. I absolutely love it!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Yum these look delicious! Shaping them into hearts is such an adorable idea, I'm definitely going to have to give it a try! :)

melanie said...

those look fantastic. yum!

Sarah Kate said...

Oh my goodness, these look delicious!!! I have never ever made cinnamon rolls, but I've got the urge to now! I highly doubt my hearts will turn out as cute as yours, though!

jessica said...

Yummy! Those look so delicious and cute! My cinnamon rolls always come from a can, haha.

Michelle said...

These look so delicious!


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