Saturday, January 5, 2013

Easy Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting


Ingredients:

Monkey Bread:
1 container (8 count) jumbo(Grands) buttermilk biscuits or cinnamon rolls

1/2 stick of butter, melted

1/3 cup sugar

3 tbsp cinnamon
*Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
1 c. of butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 c. of confectioner's sugar
1 tsp. whole milk
1/4 tsp. salt

For the Frosting: 

Remove cream cheese from package and place in a bowl. Allow cream cheese to soften for about 15 minutes outside the refrigerator.

Measure out butter into a measuring cup and allow to soften for 5 minutes.
Combine cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with a hand mixer until the ingredients combine and start to cream.

Slowly add in the confectioner's sugar and beat until smooth and frosty.

Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon of whole milk into the mixing bowl.

Mix in the remaining ingredients until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

For the Monkey Bread:

Melt butter in a medium sized bowl for approximately 20 seconds or until melted.

Separate biscuits and cut each one into 4 pieces. Place cut biscuits on a plate.

Add sugar and cinnamon to a zip top plastic bag and shake until mixed.
Add 6-8 pieces of cut dough to melted butter and mix to cover. Remove dough from butter and place in zip bag. Shake until pieces are completely covered. Place coated biscuits pieces into prepared bread pan.

Baked for approximately 20-25 minutes. Depending on your oven, you may need to adjust the cooking time. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Invert pan over a large dish and spread frosting over the monkey bread. Pull apart and enjoy!

* If you are short on time, you can use one can of premade cream cheese frosting. Add 1/2 tsp of lemon extract and stir until thoroughly mixed before spreading on monkey bread.

Frosting recipe shared from: www.copycatrecipeguide.com