Snow Day Cinnamon Rolls

Snow days rock.

Especially when you are in college.

This is what I did on my snow day.


Now if only they would bring back nap time.



Snow Day Cinnamon Rolls
Adapted from Big Red Kitchen

Makes 7 rolls

1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 T. white sugar
1 1/4 T. baking powder
1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or milk

1/4 cup butter (very soft)
3/4 cup brown sugar
cinnamon to taste
white chocolate chips (optional)

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 oz cream cheese (softened)
3 T milk
1/2 tsp vanilla


In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients then cut in butter and mix until the dough is crumbly. Add buttermilk or milk and mix until a nice dough forms. Place dough on a floured surface, knead a little, and roll into a big rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Spread the butter all over the dough, and sprinkle the brown sugar, cinnamon, and chips all over. Starting at the long end, carefully roll up the dough, keeping it relatively tight and pinching the edge to seal. Cut into 7 even rolls, and arrange in a greased round cake pan or 9″ square baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Remove and ice immediately.

While baking, whisk together softened cream cheese and 3 T of milk until smooth. Stir in vanilla and then add sugar. Spread on top of warm buns. Eat warm buns on a cold winter day. Giggle about eating warm buns on a cold winter day. Yum.




3 Comments to “Snow Day Cinnamon Rolls”

  1. Love those mouth-watering pictures!

  2. Katie,
    Your c-buns look so good and I like how you used w-wheat and flour plus that buttermilk. You know buttermilk is the best when baking!!!

    I’m going to make some myself.

    Your bread looks delicious too!!

    Love you
    G Snow

  3. Oh yumm! This recipe makes me want to trade summer for college…for like a day…provided that day includes plenty of snow, no class, these buns (don’t worry I giggled too) and hot chocolate. And then I’ll return to lovely summer haha.

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