Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls for Valentine’s Day
Pinterest is such a great resource when you're looking for festive things to do for the holidays. I found the idea for the heart shaped cinnamon rolls here, via pinterest.
We're cutting back on wheat, so this was a special treat for my children. If you're a baker, by all means use your favorite cinnamon roll recipe. I used the orange-cinnamon rolls that come in a tube at the grocery store. I think they are made by pilsbury.
These were extremely easy to make. To start, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Separate the cinnamon rolls and gently unroll them half way. Take the unrolled portion of the dough strip and re-roll it in from the end until the two halves meet. Finally, give the center of the dough strip a little pinch to form the bottom of the heart. Bake following the instruction on the can (or your recipe) and then top with the frosting. These would be adorable with pink icing.
I'm a huge fan of slow food, but I don't always have time to make cinnamon rolls from scratch. Generally that just means we don't eat cinnamon rolls. It's nice though to surprise the kids every once in a while. I made the heart shaped cinnamon rolls for an after school snack and they were a hit.