Preview: These easy bread machine cinnamon rolls are a traditional cinnamon roll frosted with cream cheese icing. They have a secret ingredient that will remind you of pecan twirls.
Do you remember the pecan twirls we used to have for breakfast sometimes as kids? They came in a foil pan with round molded places for each roll. When you slowly unrolled them, the pecans would fall out everywhere. What fun! (Unless you are the person who gets to sweep the floor.)
I think I figured it out.
Adding the tiniest bit of ground cloves to the filling of these cinnamon rolls makes them memorable and reminds me of those old-fashioned pecan twirls.
Written for mixing and kneading in a bread machine, but you can also use a stand mixer or do it by hand. See the recipe notes.
This recipe is actually a variation on these classic dinner rolls I posted a few days ago. I ALWAYS make them in my bread machine but NEVER bake in it. That would be pretty hard to do with cinnamon rolls anyway.
How to roll out bread machine cinnamon rolls:
Best eaten the day they are baked. However, they can be frozen and are pretty tasty when zapped very briefly in the microwave and eaten immediately.
How to make a homemade flour shaker:
It’s a homemade flour shaker–or at least that’s what I call it. The next time you have an empty glass leftover with a secure lid, poke holes in the top.
I used an awl (think that’s what it’s called– Tim the tool man I’m not.) This is more than handy whenever you make bread, pie crusts, or rolled cookies.
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