Any day now, one of my five younger brothers will drop a little hint to my mom. "You know, cinnamon rolls would be awesome," one might say, casually. The approach will rapidly progress to the blunt: "You're making cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving morning, yesss?" Because, in our family anyway, the holidays start with the cinnamon rolls.
Beyond my mom's famously ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls, the aromas of cinnamon and spice define this time of year — the shortened afternoons spent rolling out molasses cookies or whipping up a whiskey spice bundt cake, filling your home with the smell of sweet things to come. We crave that spicy warmth, so here are twenty recipes that will instantly make your home smell like the holidays.