Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls & cooking with astrology

It is time for breakfast with our Capricorn friends.  Given the fact that the sun sign Capricorn runs from December 22nd until January 19th, I chose to go with a Christmas inspired breakfast treat…..

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls #cookingwithastrology #Capricorn

yep, I made another version of cinnamon rolls, Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls to be exact.  Now don’t be scared off by the ginger, it is actually pretty subtle in these rolls.  If you would prefer more of a ginger bite to your rolls, you might want to use fresh ginger…or increase the amount of ground ginger that you use.

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls Cooking with Astrology Capricorn

I might also try adding cinnamon to the cream cheese frosting the next time that I make these, just for a little added kick.  Talk about the perfect breakfast treat on Christmas morning.

Did you know that molasses contains high amounts of calcium?  I had no idea!!  Since I cannot have dairy, my calcium levels are always low…..leg cramps anyone! 🙁  Just one spoonful a day can help you maintain healthy bones, and is a good source of Potassium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Iron as well.

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A little molasses in your coffee Bradley?  Sorry, I could not find a larger version of this photo on pinterest, lol

I hope all of our Capricorn friends enjoyed this month’s meal.  We started with…..

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Pumpkin Soup, followed by…..

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers for our main course, and…..

Eggnog Creme Brulee

Eggnog Creme Brulee for dessert.


Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Serves 12
Prep time 2 hours, 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 2 hours, 40 minutes
Meal type Bread, Breakfast, Snack
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect treat on a cold winter morning.


  • GIngerbread Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 Tablespoons hot water
  • 3/4 cups warm milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (very soft or melted)
  • 1 Large organic egg (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 and 1/2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons instant yeast
  • Filling
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese (softened - I used dairy-free)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened - 1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups sifted powdered sugar


Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls liquid
Place molasses, hot water, warm milk, softened butter, egg, and brown sugar in the pan of your bread machine.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls dry
Add the salt, ginger, and flour. Make a well in the center of the flour, and add the yeast.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls machine
Place the pan in your bread machine, and set to the "dough" cycle.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls done
When machine beeps, check to see if dough has risen. Depending on temperatures, it may take longer than the actual cycle. Leave dough in machine until risen.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls rest
Place dough on a flour covered work surface and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls rolled
Roll dough into a 15" x 18" rectangle.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls butter
Spread butter over dough.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls cinnamon
Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the butter.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls roll
Starting rolling dough from the left side (long side) to the right side.
Gingerbread Cinnamon rolls mark
Mark dough and slice into (12) 1/2" slices.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls pan
Place rolls into a 9 x 13 baking pan that has been sprayed with baking spray.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls rise
Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about an hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls baked
Place in oven and bake for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls cream cheese
Beat cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl until smooth.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls powdered sugar
Add the vanilla and powdered sugar, and beat until creamy.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls frosted
Frost rolls and serve.


My pan was too small, and the rolls did not cook evenly. You want your rolls to have space to grow and cook evenly, so use a 9 x 13 baking pan for these cinnamon rolls.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!




  1. says

    I love these creative cinnamon rolls! Thank you so much for sharing these at the SSS party this morning, Lisa! I’m definitely going to have to make these very soon… because I LOVE the aroma of ginger. Have a great weekend!

  2. Cynthia says

    I haven’t tried ginger with cinnamon rolls, but these look delicious! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  3. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I had no idea that molasses had calcium! I don’t drink milk – and to tell you the truth, other than cheese, avoid most dairy just because I don’t like it. Good to know about molasses! These cinnamon rolls however, look and sound fantastic! Pinned – Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays!


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