Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Whitney's First Cinnamon Rolls

Last night I made CINNAMON ROLLS!!!! I've been telling Aaron and my sister Staci for weeks now that I'm going to make cinnamon rolls, but I knew they would take 4+ hours to make so I just had to find enough time to make them. And last night was the night! And just a disclaimer...I know it might be weird of me to blog about cooking, because what's the big deal, right? BUT...for some reason I like to make these kinds of events a big deal because I'm just so proud of myself after I'm all done! And Aaron's sweet enough to humor me and even offer to take pictures, so here I am...blogging about Whitney's First Cinnamon Rolls.

I got the dough to roll out and I think this was my favorite part...loading it with LOOOTS of brown sugar and cinnamon!


After I got enough sugar and cinnamon on the dough, I got to roll the whole thing up (my second favorite part) and started cutting...

For some reason I just thought these little raw cinnamon rolls were super cute...

I almost gave up halfway through because the dough didn't rise as much as it was supposed to (maybe I didn't use enough flour??). But Aaron, being the wonderful husband that he is and wanting to eat the cinnamon rolls as much as he did, encouraged me to keep going. So I did and THANK GOODNESS because they turned out so great! I used my mom's recipe and I don't think they are as good as hers, but maybe someday... :)

Anyways, somehow I forgot to take a picture of the final product with the icing on and everything, but they were sooo goood and looked so beautiful too! Now I'm even MORE convinced I could be the NEXT Food Network Star. ha! jk kind of...