I made half a batch of cinnamon rolls the other day....not sure why...probably because I crave sweets nowadays like a mad woman! Anyways, they were good but not GREAT! I have a recipe from my friend and oh my they are so much better! Granted these were far easier to make so that is a plus.
My comment for the dough is use it when you make it or let it get warm if you put it in the fridge because when I was trying to roll it out it kept contracting back in....I'm not a pastry chef so I didn't think about it being to cold. I eventually got it to work. And I'm not sure if it's because the dough was cold or it's just her recipe but once I put them in the pan they barely rose anymore and I left them for a couple hours just because I couldn't get them in the oven to watch them for the 15min. The other recipe I have when we cut them and put them in a pan they double in size.
Oh and one more helpful hint. Use a piece of thread or dental floss to cut them...it's so easy and they don't get smooshed! Just slide the thread/floss under the dough and then criss cross it and you have a perfect cut.
One more thing...I didn't use coffee in the icing because I do not like the taste of coffee!
I say they weren't as good as my friends but Daniel's co-workers were in heaven! See, we weren't totally bad I gave over half of them away...I'm not that glutenous!!:)