I found this recipe for Cosmic Birthday Cinnamon Rolls and had planned to make that for Bonnie and Kristen, but I was intimidated by the process, especially the yeast. Knowing that I was not going to have a ton of time to put these together I looked for something a little less involved. I found Joy's biscuit cinnamon roll recipe that sounded good, but to be honest, Brown Eyed Baker's recipe looked better, so I went with that.
I still wanted to capture the festivities from the Whisked recipe, so I included a 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles into the dough recipe. Now, what I should have done was added the sprinkles and white chocolate chips to the dry ingredients before adding the heavy cream...but I forgot. Instead, I folded the sprinkles and white chocolate chips into the dough, which proved to be a bit of a challenge. Since I was using the round sprinkles (because they are more colorful) and they have a tendency to roll everywhere, I was cleaning up rogue sprinkles all over my house. On the counter, on the floor, under the fridge, everywhere. My only concern with adding the sprinkles to the dough before the cream is that some of the sprinkle color may be washed off, but I would still recommend that route, since managing those tiny rolly balls was almost impossible.
After incorporating all the "fun" into the dough, I attempted to roll it out into a 9 x 12 inch rectangle. The thing I love most about this recipe is that it used cream instead of butter. I'm sure it's a toss up calorie/health wise, but stirring in cream is so much easier than incorporating small cubes of butter.
|The smelled delicious.|
|Finished product (photo courtesy of Kristen)|
|Happy birthday ladies! (photo courtesy of Kristen)|