Blogging and Baking from The Nest

From The Pioneer Woman


1 Batch of PW’s Sweet Roll Dough


2 cups butter, melted

1/4 cup ground cinnamon

2 cups sugar

Maple Icing

2 pounds powdered sugar

1/2 cup whole milk

6 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup strong brewed coffee

Dash of salt

1 tablespoon maple flavoring or maple extract


Make Sweet Roll dough according to recipe (HERE).  Remove half the dough from bowl.  On a floured surface roll the dough into a large rectangle, about 30 X 10 inches.

To make the filling, pour 1 cup of the melted butter over the surface of the dough.  Use your fingers to spread the butter evenly.

Generously sprinkle half of the ground cinnamon and 1 cup of the sugar over the butter.  Don’t be afraid to drizzle on more butter or sugar.  🙂

Beginning at the long end furthest away from you, roll the rectangle tightly toward you.  Use both hands and work slowly, being careful to keep the roll tight.  Don’t worry if the filling oozes as you work.  When you reach the end, pinch the seam with the roll.  When you’re finished it should look like a log.

Transfer log to a cutting board and with a sharp knife, make 1 1/2 inch slices.  One log will produce 20 to 30 rolls.

Grease pie pans with butter or spray with a cooking spray.  Place the sliced rolls in the pans cut side up, being careful not to over crowd.  Repeat the rolling/butter/sugar/cutting process with the other half of the dough.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Cover the pans with a kitchen towel and set aside to rise in a warm place for at least 20 minutes.  Remove the towel and back for 13 to 17 minutes, until golden brown.  Don’t allow the rolls to become overly brown.


While the rolls are baking make the maple icing.

In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, butter, coffee and salt.  Splash in the maple flavoring.  Whisk until very smooth.  Taste and add in more maple, sugar or coffee as you like.  The icing should be thick but still pourable.

While the rolls are still warm, generously drizzle icing over the top.  Be sure to get all around the edges and over the top.


Add finely chopped pecans to the rolls after sprinkling on the cinnamon and sugar.




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