If there’s one thing that I love as much as lemon, it’s cinnamon…well, there’s that and cheese, chocolate, pasta, bread, peanut butter…Anyway, I love cinnamon – snickerdoodles, coffee cake, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon swirl bread, Mom’s applesauce loaded with cinnamon – it’s easily my favorite spice. I have an awesome coffee cake recipe that is my “go-to” cinnamon favorite, but I’m always willing to experiment with new recipes – that’s what I did with this.
Spread 3 tablespoons softened butter evenly over dough, leaving the top 1” edge unbuttered. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over butter. Using the plastic wrap, roll the dough from the long side to form a log, then slice the log into nine equal pieces. Place each roll cut-side up in a greased 8” x 8” pan. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 25 minutes. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
After rising, bake for 27 to 33 minutes; remove from oven and let cool five minutes in pan. Combine frosting ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle frosting over rolls; serve warm.