Happy Monday everyone!
I’m almost embarrassed to report that I had yet another 3-Day weekend after a snow/ice storm came in early Friday morning and closed the schools again. It’s not a Friday if it’s not snowing, I guess!
I was grateful for the extra time since we had a busy weekend celebrating Jeff’s birthday and venturing beyond the Blacksburg city lines (and not just for a trip to Target!). To celebrate, we decided to head back to Floyd for the day, which I’ll share more about on Friday and the fabulous local, seasonal fare we devoured.
Since Jeff prefers Costco sheet cake to my own homemade cake (blasphemy, I know), I decided to get up early on Saturday morning to make cinnamon rolls to celebrate the occasion. While I actually meant to make the dough Friday evening, but got a little carried away indulging in my day off (Translation: reading my book and watching HGTV…and there may have been a bottle of wine in there somewhere).
And then, I didn’t get up quite as early as I’d hoped, so the morning cinnamon roll breakfast surprise turned into more of a not so much of a surprise brunch, but it’s the thought that counts, right?
The cinnamon rolls themselves are a la the Pioneer Women. I’ve made them in the past and they were seriously some of the best things I’d ever tried, so I decided not to rock the boat and go with what I knew worked. For the frosting, I adapted the recipe from this one on the Food Network and made some cinnamon rolls with the classic frosting and some with a little something extra–craft bourbon and real maple syrup–something that just sort of screamed winter flavors to me.
I did have to close my eyes to the amount of butter and sugar and butter and cream and butter that went into them and then again when we had leftovers to consume all weekend… tune in Wednesday for a much needed veggie and fruit packed recipe!
Bourbon Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
*Adapted from Food Network
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon bourbon whisky
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
Cream the cream cheese and butter together using an electric mixer.
Slowly stir in the powdered sugar, letting each addition mix in entirely before adding the next.
Finally, stir in the vanilla, bourbon, and maple syrup.
Serve with cinnamon rolls or any other sweets of your liking and enjoy!
Time: 5 minutes