The Perfect Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

The Perfect Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. It’s no secret I’m currently obsessed with all things pumpkin. Could I resist a pumpkin cinnamon roll? No way!

My Go-To Mixer

Let me just say, my Bosch mixer makes my life so much easier and better! It is a workhorse and makes an appearance at least 2-4 times a week in my kitchen. If you are in the market for a new mixer, check this one out!

Mixing the Dough

This dough uses a straight dough method. What that means, is everything is basically thrown into the bowl and mixed all at the same time. It is a really simple method of making bread and produces great results!

The Finished Dough

Mix time is about 6-8 minutes. The dough should be smooth. Cover and allow to double.

Rolling and Forming the Dough

Roll out the dough. Brush with melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Roll up, and cut in 1-2 inch pieces, depending on how big you want your rolls to be. Just remember, whatever size you start at, they will be just about tripled in size!

Prepping For Baking

Now, add your cinnamon rolls to a your pan of choice. I used round pie pans, because I wanted that look. I like to put mine fairly close together so they will rise up, instead of just spreading out. Again, this is a personal choice as I like the way it looks!

Baking the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Now, slip these beautiful things into the oven. Depending on so many factors- the pan you used, the thickness of the cinnamon rolls, actual temp of the oven, etc. The cinnamon rolls should take anywhere from 20-35 minutes to bake.

To Ice or Not to Ice

This is great, very personal question. I personally love to ice my cinnamon rolls. My husband loves the icing. My oldest son loves icing. But, my youngest son can barely stand it. So, I understand there can be strong feeling about it. So, if you want it. This cinnamon cream cheese icing is perfect!

It is simple to make as everything is thrown into a mixer and mixed until it is smooth. I also like to spread in 2 layers. The first is a thin layer when it is really hot. This will allow the icing to melt and spread down into swirls. The second is when it is a little cooler and the icing will stay on top. Does this feel extra to you? Well, it is. But, it is worth it!

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