- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 6 teaspoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a shallow bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll each loaf of dough into a 12-in. x 4-in. rectangle. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into four 1-in. strips. Roll each into an 18-in.-long rope. Dip in butter, then roll in sugar mixture.
- Coil one rope in the center of a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Add three more ropes, pinching ends together to fill one pan. Repeat with remaining ropes on a second pizza pan. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining cinnamon-sugar. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over warm rolls. Yield: 2 rolls (6-8 servings each).
Reviews for Gigantic Cinnamon Rolls
"They look wonderful!"
"i have made this so many times now."
"I might make these again with some changes mostly I liked the idea of a huge cinnamon roll, but I didn't like the actual recipe. My results turned out kind of tough & I think it might have been the cinnamon sugar that was used. Next time I'd try using the Baker's Cinnamon Filling that I buy from King Arthur Flour. The ends do come apart, so pinching them really well is very important."
"This recipe is absolutely delicious and so easy to make.Thanks for a great recipe."
"5 Stars, these huge rolls are delicious and are going to become my Christmas brunch gift of choice! Couple of tips, overlap the ends about 2 inches before pinching together well - the roll expands when it rises and they disconnect. Also, hold off on sprinkling the pecans and remaining cinnamon-sugar over the roll until after it rises so you can see & repair any pieces that have disconnected before you bake. I baked them on disposable 12" tin holiday cookie trays (the cooked roll fills the entire pan end to end). I can't say enough wonderful things about this recipe. If you love cinnamon rolls - you will LOVE this recipe! Enjoy!"