I believe Tom Petty said it best, "The waiting is the hardest part." That my friends is 100% true when it comes to the recipe I'm sharing with you today. While the Food Network labels it as "Intermediate Level" cooking, it is Alton Brown's recipe, and he likes to make things achievable. So yes, the waiting is indeed the hardest part of making these heavenly Overnight Cinnamon Rolls.
Every year on Christmas Eve morning, it is a tradition in our house to make cinnamon rolls. Yes, the morning before Christmas. It's just a tradition we started when we got married. In previous years, said rolls always came from a can. Since I'm becoming quite the culinary diva lately, I thought I'd go out on a limb and try my hand at home made cinnamon rolls this year.
My greatest concern in making these cinnamon rolls was, what if I spent all of this time and energy on them and they were just OK or even worse, what if they were terrible? Happily I can report that these cinnamon rolls ROCK!! Delicious hot, and surprisingly delicious cold, they are fantastic!
A fantastic perk of these particular cinnamon rolls, is that the majority of the work is done the night before. Happily then, that leaves very little to do the next day. With that being said, you will still need to wait about an hour for them to cook the next morning. I was up before everyone else, so I was able to start the cooking process before the house arose Christmas Eve morning. With chit chat and a cup of coffee, the cooking time just flew by. Making the icing will also help pass a bit of time.
If you are feeling brave, and you happen to be craving some cinnamon rolls, treat yourself, your family, your friends, etc. to an amazing home made breakfast treat. These will not disappoint! Enjoy!!
Link to Alton Brown's Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe