I love this season – such treats and goodies! Since having kids, from Halloween until Easter there has been a non-stop treat train happening in our lives. So if I am going to make something to add to that, it had better be worth it. These bat rolls are totally worth it! They are cinnamon rolls at the core, but with an amazing added cookie flavor and yummy frosting that makes them our favorite spooky treat.
We made these cinnamon bat rolls as an after school playdate treat. They paired great with my afternoon coffee, and the kids quickly devoured them. Even the mom’s were asking for my secret to the sweet flavor inside. I love when that happens:) I’m excited to be partnering up with Coffee-mate this season for a series of posts to bring warmth to our cups, and to encourage us to make it awesome at home.
There are two equally great ways to make these cookie flavored cinnamon bat rolls. The first option is to make your own homemade cinnamon rolls, our go-to recipe right here. In place of the the 3/4 whole milk, use 1/2 cup whole milk and 1/4 cup of your favorite Coffee-mate seasonal cookie creamer. We tried out the Coffee-mate Toll House Snickerdoodle and the Coffee-mate Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie for these rolls and they both tasted fabulous. Bake the rolls per recipe instruction, with a wooden kitchen skewer slotted inside to make the bat wing holes.
The second option, which is my normal mode for a quick after school playdate, is to grab my favorite packaged cinnamon rolls. To add the awesome Coffee-mate cookie flavors to premade cinnamon rolls; dredge the unbaked cinnamon rolls each in a small bowl of the creamer before baking. Bake according to package instructions with the kitchen skewer placed inside.
Once the rolls are done (while they are still hot) gently brush on another layer of the creamer to soak inside. The flavor combination of cinnamon plus cookie makes these cinnamon rolls moist and tasty.
To turn the cookie flavored cinnamon rolls into spooky bats, start by pulling out each kitchen skewer. Loop a length of thick black ribbon over the skewer and rub it back through the rolls. Continue pulling until the ribbon is completely through, then pull out the kitchen skewer. Adjust the ribbon and cut to size for a set of wings that will seriously spook up this treat.
Finish off the rolls by adding black frosting. It can be hard to find black frosting at the store. If you get a chocolate version and it is not black enough, add a small amount of blue food coloring to the frosting to make the black as night bat color. Serve with a sprinkling of stars.
Posted October 16, 2014 0 Comments
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