These Oreo cinnamon rolls are absolutely to die for and will have you wanting another one after just one bite! This weekend was an exciting weekend for my family. My cousin Angela is in town visiting from LA, or should I say Atlanta, since she and her husband are living there temporarily due to his job. We don’t get to see her often, so when we do, it’s a happy time. Angela and my Aunt Laura popped in on Saturday and we had the best time. We have a knack for picking up right where we left off not matter how much time has passed since we last saw each other.
In the mist of baking these cinnamon rolls and taking photo’s for my blog, Angela arrived and saved the day! She is the owner and founder of her very own blog “Hello Gorgeous”…and…Let me say, she is amazing at what she does! Be sure to check out her blog! In return, Angela and my Aunt Laura got the first bite of my ooey gooey Oreo cinnamon rolls and they loved them! I know what you’re thinking – cinnamon rolls with Oreo cookies?? Really? YES!! I used cinnamon roll Oreo cookies as the crumb topping and they put these cinnamon rolls over the top! What a great compliment to this recipe.
They turn out so delightful and look similar to a cake. I used a spring form pan and immediately released the pan after removing them from the oven. Add the frosting and crumbled Oreos and you can either pull them apart and sink your teeth right in or cut them like a pie. Please note, if using a spring form pan, it takes longer to bake than a traditional rectangle pan. I baked them for about 25-30 minutes and kept checking them until they looked slightly brown on the outside – Angela and my Aunt Laura insisted they were perfect! Also, I allowed additional time for the dough to rise and it made a huge difference. They came out twice the size in comparison to the normal rise time. The additional times have already been included to the recipe below.
I purchased the cinnamon roll Oreo cookies at Wal-Mart, (not sponsored), however, you can use any flavor Oreo’s. I plan on trying vanilla Oreo’s next time. Again, the Oreo’s are such a delicious addition!
Angela was my photographer as I just purchased my first camera and have yet to use it. She did an awesome job and as you can see, the cinnamon rolls are super moist and smothered in a thick and creamy frosting. The cream cheese frosting is to die for, and combined with the filling in the Oreo’s, the taste is so rich, I can’t even describe it! You’ve got to make them yourself to taste how ridiculously amazing they really are! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. I would love your feedback so please let me know how much you and your family love these cinnamon rolls!
1 package active dry yeast 2 1/4 or 1/4 ounce
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup softened butter
Cream Cheese Icing
6 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 ounces cream cheese
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
8-10 cinnamon roll flavored Oreo cookies
•Dissolve yeast in warm milk in a glass bowl.
•Add sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour in a bowl of a mixer and beat well.
•Pour the milk/yeast mixture into flour mixture and use a dough hook or a wooden spoon and mix well.
•Place dough on a greased cookie sheet; cover with a towel and allow rising for 90 minutes in a warm place. The dough should double in size.
•Roll dough out on a floured surface it should be 1/4 inch thick.
•Prepare filling by combining the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
•Spread filling evenly over the surface of the dough. Spread butter first and then brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
•Carefully roll the dough down to the bottom edge roll should be about 18 inches long. Using dental floss or a knife and cut into 1 1/2 inches I actually cut mine larger in 2 inch slices. Place rolls in prepared pan and cover a damp cloth and allow to rise another 60 minutes.
•Preheat oven to 350 degrees
•Bake for 25-30 minutes until a light golden brown (when using a spring form pan). If baking otherwise bake 20 minutes. If using any other pan baking time is approximately 20 minutes. Baking times vary….
•While the cinnamon rolls are baking make icing by mixing all ingredients and beat well with mixer until fluffy.
•When rolls are done, spread generously with icing and sprinkle with crumbled Oreo’s.