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Overnight Cinnamon Wreaths Recipe
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Overnight Cinnamon Wreaths Recipe

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Put this dreamy dough in the refrigerator overnight, then create these festive holiday wreaths. —Chris O'Connell, San Antonio, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5-3/4 to 6-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup softened butter, divided
  • EGG WASH:
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 281 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter, sugar, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a very soft dough (dough will be sticky). Do not knead. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.
  2. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Turn onto a floured surface; divide dough in half. Roll one portion into a 16x12-in. rectangle. Spread with 1/4 cup butter to within 1/2 in. of edges; sprinkle evenly with half of the brown sugar mixture.
  3. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined 12-in. pizza pan or 15x10x1-in. baking pan, seam side down. Shape into a ring; pinch ends together to seal. (Filling may leak slightly during baking; be sure to use a rimmed baking pan.)
  4. Using kitchen scissors, start at outside edge and cut two-thirds of the way through the ring at 1-in. intervals. Separate sections slightly and twist to show filling. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  5. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°.
  6. For egg wash, in a small bowl, whisk egg and water until blended; brush over wreaths. Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, cream and vanilla. Spread over wreaths. Yield: 2 wreaths (12 slices each).
Originally published as Overnight Cinnamon Wreaths in Taste of Home November 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 281 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Very simple to make, especially with the over night dough. My fiance and I both loved them. Brought the second "wreath" to work where my co-workers and boss complimented both the beauty of it and the deliciousness as well! Just wish I could get it to look as pretty as the picture."

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"This so pretty to serve Christmas morning. I like adding green and red cherries on top when frosting."

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