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Here is an EASY way to make heart shaped cinnamon rolls for your family this Valentine's Day! It's so much fun and delicious too.
Try these Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls for Valentine's Day!
These cinnamon rolls are my kid's favorites.
If you've made our “almost” Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, this recipe uses the same mixture – you just roll the dough to make these heart cinnamon rolls instead. It's SO MUCH FUN and really not a ton of work either. Plus, it will be one of those things your family will remember forever.
In fact, several years ago as I was baking them, my then eleven-year-old sweet girl informed me that she expected me to make them for all of the guests on her wedding day.
(She's also planning on having these best chocolate chip cookies at her wedding. Clearly she thinks I'll have nothing to do except bake before her wedding day!) 😉
Turning these cinnamon rolls into their favorite Valentine treat is simple enough, and my family (of course) loved the results.
Here's how to make these Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls:
You'll want to start with your ingredients. It's just a few items too!
- 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed, not risen (I usually use Rhodes dough or the Kroger brand)
- 5 tablespoons margarine or butter
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
Let dough thaw out for at least a few hours.
Then, after the dough is thawed, roll out into rectangle (or, something that loosely resembles a rectangle) 😉
Next, spread 5 tablespoons of softened butter out on dough. Then sprinkle with 5 tablespoons sugar.
Next sprinkle 3 teaspoons of cinnamon over dough.
Then, starting with the shorter end of the dough, roll dough up (if making regular cinnamon rolls, just roll them up completely)
To make the heart cinnamon rolls, roll the other half up until both ends come together.
Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, slice into about 1 1/2″ rolls.
Place in greased baking dish and allow to rise, 1-2 hours.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, cinnamon rolls will rise more while baking.
Add a little butter or margarine once they're baked if you'd like, and top with frosting.
Perfect and such a fun treat for Valentine's Day!
To print out this recipe, you can see our Almost Homemade Cinnamon Rolls post – just click “jump to recipe” and then the print option will be just to your right.
Here are some more foods like these Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls you may enjoy:
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I’ve never been able to roll out the thawed dough to this size, it always bounces back so I can’t get it this ‘stretched’. Any suggestions?
Hmm, sometimes the dough is more stretchy if it’s too cold De ~ you might need to let it thaw longer, or try setting it in a warmer place in your kitchen until it’s really soft! 🙂 Hope that helps!
Jennifer B. says
Karen’s comment sort of addresses what I was wondering. Do you make these (and bake them) the night before you enjoy them? Or can they be prepared and sit overnight in the refrigerator to bake fresh in the morning?
I’ve made them both ways, and you could definitely put them together the. If the before – let them rise in the fridge overnight – and bake in the morning. They’re pretty forgiving – as long as the dough is thawed first either way will work great!
karen b says
in the oven now, cant wait for breakfast 🙂
I love these! Another idea for when you are making with small kids, is to use Pillsbury Hot Roll mix. It’s in the baking isle. Not as much wait time. Still tastes great.