Classic Christmas cinnamon rolls with Jill of All Trades

This week on Jill of All Trades, Jill Washburn shares her Christmas morning recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls. Jill says that they're not that hard to make and they taste (and smell) like heaven. Watch in the video player above.

You can get her cinnamon roll recipe here, and read some of her tips below. 

I make the dough before I go to bed on Christmas Eve and let it rise overnight on the counter. Then I always get up early on Christmas morning to work out before the festivities begin.  (I know... it's obnoxious, but it makes me happy, and it also lets me enjoy the cinnamon rolls guilt-free.)  

Before I head out the door for my run, I assemble the rolls, cover them with a tea towel, and let them rise while I'm out doing my thing. (Your thing might be enjoying a quiet cup of coffee in silence before the craziness begins, and that's totally cool, too.) When I get home, I pop them in the oven while we are opening presents. They fill the house with a heavenly smell and they're ready to go by the time everybody is done.

The dough can be made even two days ahead and kept covered in the fridge, where it will rise very slowly. The rolls can even be assembled the night before, which is what I did for our TV demo. They will just need extra time to come to room temperature and rise a bit before you bake them.

This recipe is adapted from "I Love Cinnamon Rolls!" by Judith Fertig 
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, $19.99)

Click on the video player above to watch how to assemble the cinnamon rolls.

PROJECT RATING: Easy (although there is some time involved)