Cinnamon Pecan Rolls

Recipe by Courtly
READY IN: 2hrs
YIELD: 12 rolls




  • In a small saucepan, scald the milk.
  • Pour hot milk over the granulated sugar, salt and 1/2 cup of butter.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
  • Add milk mixture to yeast and stir to mix.
  • With a whisk, beat in eggs.
  • Fit your mixer with a dough hook, add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing until smooth.
  • Add enough flour to make a soft dough.
  • Knead, adding small amounts of flour as necessary until the dough is smooth and elastic but not sticky.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Punch down.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Roll dough into a rectangle about 15x22 inches.
  • In a small bowl mix together the melted butter and brown sugar, Using a spatula, spread this over the dough up to 1/2 inch from the edges.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the sugar and butter.
  • Top with a layer of nuts.
  • Roll dough up lenghthwise to make a log and pinch edge to seal.
  • Slice dough evenly into 12 pieces.
  • Place each piece cut side down on baking sheets 1 inch apart and let rise, covered with parchment or plastic for 15 minutes.
  • Bake rolls until lightly browned on top- about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven To prepare icing, beat 4 tablespoons of butter with the powdered sugar and lemon juice until fluffy.
  • Using a spatula, smear the icing on top of the warm rolls.