We had a low-key Valentine’s day yesterday which included this deliciousness:

Cinnamon anything is Nick’s favorite so I decided I would try my hand at making some homemade cinnamon rolls for valentine’s day.  I combined 2 different recipes to make these because I don’t have a stand mixer and needed a dough recipe that could be made easily without one.

I used this dough recipe:

http://joythebaker.com/2011/03/cinnamon-sugar-pull-apart-bread/

and this recipe for the filling and cream cheese icing:

http://www.abountifulkitchen.com/2010/05/cinnamon-rolls-with-cream-cheese.html

I had to use half and half instead of milk because we were out and I will definitely be using half and half again. But next time I will use less flour when I knead the dough.  I think they turned out great for my first time and my husband was more than grateful to eat them! 🙂

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