On Christmas morning we had these cinnamon buns from King Arthur Flour. A few years ago we made fancy yeast-raised cinnamon buns on Christmas morning, and they were great, but took a lot of time, and so Christmas morning became more about taking a break to bake something.
The buns we made this year were so easy it was kind of dumb. I felt like I was making that Ritz Cracker Mock Apple Pie or something, like these were Mock Cinnamon Buns. All you do is make biscuits (I made ones from How to Cook Everything), shape the dough into balls, roll the balls in melted butter, then in cinnamon sugar, and then throw them in a pan. The dough recipe I used fit perfectly in an 8×8 pan. Then you wrap it up and stuff it in the freezer, and when you’re ready, put it in a 350 degree oven for an hour.
We had ours with scrambled eggs, and I think the boys were frankly astonished that I had magically produced this unbelievably yummy baked good seemingly in the time it took me to put my contacts in. I’m telling you all this in case you want to go and rightthissecond make this so you can have it tomorrow morning for New Year’s Brunch, maybe with a mimosa or something. Because cinnamon sugar is supposed to guarantee good luck for the year (in World of Julie’s Fantasyland).