Yemp, these are Super Yummy, and so easy to make! (and its the same dough recipe as the Super-Duper Pizza Dough recipe coming soon!)
1 envelope Dry Yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1 tsp. Sugar
3/4 c. luke warm Water
1 3/4 c. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
Mix the yeast, sugar and water. Let it bubble. Then add the flour and salt. Beat for 5 min.
Once the dough is made, pinch off little balls about 1 in. big.
Now you need to prepare 2 bowls:
Melt about 1/2 stick of butter in a bowl.
In another bowl mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1 Tbs. cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, nutmeg or what ever spices you love to combine with cinnamon.
Dip the balls first into the melted butter, then roll in the sugar mixture. Place the sugar-coated balls in a 8 x 8 greased pan. Let the balls rise for 10 min. Bake at 350' for 10 min. Drizzle frosting on the warm Monkey Bread to let it melt into the cracks. Yummy!
2 oz. Cream Cheese
2 TBS. Butter
1 tsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla*
Whip together the cream cheese and butter. Add the milk and the vanilla to make a little bit runnier. Slowly add powdered sugar to the mixture until you have the consistancy you want, or until it tastes good.
(*I added a 1/4 tsp. of Maple Extract to the frosting instead of Vanilla to make a good "breakfast" flavor to it also)