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Beautiful Valentine's Day gift - heart shaped cinnamon rolls!

Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls Valentine's Day Gift

Author Julie Blanner

Ingredients

  • ¾ c milk
  • c butter
  • c flour
  • ¼ c sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 package active quick rise yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • ¾ c brown sugar packed
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ c butter softened
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add milk & butter. Stir until melted & remove from heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 2¼ c flour, sugar, salt. Add yeast & lukewarm milk mixture. Combine. Add egg & mix.
  3. Using the dough hook attachment on your mixer, knead while gradually adding in 1 c flour until the dough forms a ball & pulls away from the edges of the bowl. You can also knead by hand.
  4. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangle. Spread melted butter on top. Combine cinnamon & sugar & sprinkle on top. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut 10 strips. Roll each end of a strip toward one another until they touch. Turn it on it's side.
  6. Gently pull down the bottom of the dough with your finger to slightly stretch.
  7. Lightly pinch the bottom of the heart & place into a greased bread pan.
  8. Turn oven off. Cover rolls with a damp towel & allow to rise 25 minutes. Remove from oven, preheat again to 350 degrees. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  9. Mix icing ingredients until smooth & drizzle over rolls.