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Wed, Dec 17 2014 post by Jasey From jaseyscrazydaisy

Mason Jar Cinnamon Rolls

Everything seems more festive in mason jars! Your very own Cinnamon Roll baked right in the jar!

Mason Jar Cinnamon RollsI'm always looking for delicious Christmas gifts for my neighbors, friends, and family. I've made Hot Fudge Sundae Cakes in jars (they even had ice cream cups tied on top) and S'mores Cakes in jars, but I really wanted something besides cake, something different, something fun, deliciously fun. We love cinnamon rolls at my house, (who doesn't?) so I thought I'd give them a try. I'm so glad I did! Everything seems more festive in mason jars and who doesn't love getting treats packaged especially for them (with no sharing expectations)? These Mason Jar Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect gift to hand out this year. Let's get started.

One loaf makes twelve rolls. Follow the directions on the package and thaw your dough. I cover mine with plastic wrap that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Just before rolling out your dough, prepare your filling. Stir together a little cinnamon with some brown sugar and then mix it into 1/2 cup softened butter.

 

Turn out your dough onto a well floured surface. Roll it into a rectangle measuring 12x14 inches. Spread filling over rolled dough. It's easiest to sprinkle it evenly around the surface of the rectangle and then use the back of a spoon or your fingers to finish spreading it around.

Tightly roll dough along the long side of the rectangle.

Pinch seams and cut off sloppy ends.

Use a sharp knife to score your rolls. Make a mark at the half way point, then in thirds on each half, then cut each third into two pieces.  You will end up with twelve pretty even sections.

Now it's time to slice your roll into individual pieces. You can do this with a sharp knife, although your rolls will probably squish together and end up funky shaped and your filling might ooze out or you can use dental floss. I know, it sounds crazy, but it works!!! To do this, use regular (not mint flavored) floss and pull a piece 12-18 inches long. Slide it underneath your dough cross your ends and pull. As the floss closes together, it cuts the dough into perfect slices. 

Next grease 12 clean mason jars with cooking spray. Neatly place one roll into each jar. 

Set in a warm place, cover with a clean dish towel, and let raise until doubled. The rolls will fit almost perfectly width-wise into the jars. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. They should be starting to turn a light golden color. 

While rolls are cooling heat butter with milk in microwave for 30 second intervals until melted. Add powdered sugar until the icing's consistency is thick but still pourable. I like to start with 1 3/4 cups and then increase by 1/4 cup until it is perfect (sometimes 2 1/4, sometimes 2 1/2 cups total. Pour about 2 Tablespoons of icing over each roll. Cool.

When cool, cover with lids, print tags (use following link) and attach with tape and/or ribbon, raffia, twine, or bakers twine. Christmas All Rolled Up In Fun Printable Labels

 

We love to remove the lid and microwave for about 20 seconds before eating them - makes them taste fresh from the oven. They are so incredibly delicious!

Mason Jar Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 12  12 wide mouth 1/2 pint canning jars 1 loaf Rhodes frozen bread dough 1 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 cup butter

Butter Glaze

4 Tablespoons butter 4 Tablespoons milk 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar (may not use all of it)

Thaw dough per directions on package. I cover mine with plastic wrap that's been sprayed with cooking spray to keep it moist. Just before rolling out your dough, prepare filling. Stir together1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon with 1 cup brown sugar and then mix it into 1/2 cup softened butter.

Turn out dough onto a well floured surface. Roll it into a rectangle measuring  about 12x14 inches.

Spread filling over rolled dough. It's easiest to sprinkle it evenly around the surface of the rectangle and then use the back of a spoon or your fingers to finish spreading it around.

Tightly roll dough along the long side of the rectangle. Pinch seams and cut off sloppy ends.

Use a sharp knife to score rolls. Make a mark at the half way point, then in thirds on each half, then score each third into two pieces.  You will end up with twelve pretty even sections.

Now it's time to slice your roll into individual pieces. You can do this with a sharp knife, although your rolls will probably squish together and end up funky shaped and your filling might ooze out or you can use dental floss. I know, it sounds crazy, but it works!!! To do this, use regular (not mint flavored) floss and pull a piece 12-18 inches long. Slide it under neath your dough cross your ends and pull. As the floss closes together, it cuts the dough into perfect slices. 

Next grease 12 clean mason jars with cooking spray. Neatly place one roll into each jar. Set in a warm place, cover with a clean dish towel, and let raise until doubled. The rolls will fit almost perfectly width-wise into the jars.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. They should be starting to turn a light golden color. 

While rolls are cooling heat butter with milk in microwave for 30 second intervals until melted. Add powdered sugar until the icing's consistency is thick but pourable. I like to start with 1 3/4 cups and then increase by 1/4 cup until it is perfect (sometimes 2 1/4, sometimes 2 1/2 cups total. Pour about 2 Tablespoons of icing over each roll - they will still be warm. Finish cooling.

When all the way cool, cover with lids, print tags (use following link) and attach with tape and/or ribbon, raffia, twine, or bakers twine. Christmas All Rolled Up In Fun Printable Labels

Serve as it or microwave for about 20 seconds before enjoying- makes them taste fresh from the oven. They are so incredibly delicious!

Christmas All Rolled Up In Fun Printable Labels

These Mason Jar Cinnamon Rolls are such fun gifts! Our neighbors, friends, family, and teachers have all enjoyed them. If you like these kind of gift ideas, come check out my idea book for more fun inspiration.

 Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!!!

4 Comments

PEG said on Dec 17, 2014
will have to try
Stacie said on Feb 02, 2015
Jan, that's a good question. We think making them only a day or two in advance would be the safest bet. And frost them, but don't put a lid on, otherwise they will sweat. Not sure what the results would be if you baked them and then tried to freeze them. Let us know what works for you!
Jan said on Jan 29, 2015
These look delicious. I'm thinking of making them for wedding guests to take home. How long ahead can these be made or how long will they stay safe and fresh in the jar? Thanks
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