How To Make Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Although heart-shaped cinnamon rolls might not technically taste any different than their round counterparts, they sure are cuter! By making the traditional dough but rolling it a slightly different way and giving them a pinch for good luck, you can make your cinnamon buns as adorable as these. Plus, a major perk of this recipe is the fact that the dough can be made in advance, leaving less prep time and more eating time for the morning. Pair them with our delicious cream cheese frosting for a breakfast as delicious as it is romantic.

So, follow along with us as we learn to cook cinnamon rolls in this enjoyable online cooking class. Whether it’s a special occasion or not, these breakfast pastries are a sure way to show your love.

Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Cinnamon Buns

1 cup warm milk
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 ½ cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
½ cup sugar
2 ½ tsp yeast
1 cup brown sugar
2 ½ tbsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, room temperature

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1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk. Let sit for 5 minutes.

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3. Mix in the sugar, melted butter, salt and eggs. Add the flour and mix thoroughly. Place the dough in a bowl, cover with a towel and let it rest in a warm place for at least 1 hour or when it has doubled in size.

4. On a surface dusted lightly with flour, turn out the dough and then let rest for another 10 minutes, covered. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough into a rectangle. Slather with the softened butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture until everything is covered.

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5. To get the heart shape, roll the end the dough into the center from both ends. Cut into about 12 rolls and then pinch the ends to form the heart. Space them out about 2 inch apart on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Depending on preference, add cream cheese frosting when buns are warm or slightly cooled. Enjoy!

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Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Beat all ingredients together using a standing or hand mixer.

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Special Thanks:

Talent: Lauren Nolan of Lake Shore Lady

Shot and edited by: Matt Rice

Royalty Free Music courtesy of Audio Network titled: “Catch The Sun” by Adam Drake

One Comment

  1. I am going to try this with strawberries