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Welcome to The Cotton Palace Bed & Breakfast

CENTRAL TEXAS’S PREMIERE BED AND BREAKFAST – OLD SOUTHERN CHARM AND HOSPITALITY WRAPPED IN 21ST CENTURY LUXURY AND AMENITIES. DESIGNED FOR RELAXATION AND COMFORT, EQUIPPED FOR BUSINESS, THIS ELEGANT INN, A CLASSIC 1910 ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE HOME CAPTURES YOUR HEART WITH OUR AMAZING BREAKFASTS, PERSONALIZED SERVICE, WELL APPOINTED ROOMS, AND WARM HOSPITALITY.

Makes 4 loaves

  • I cup sour cream
  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened ( 8oz)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat sour cream in saucepan over low heat.  Add sugar, salt and butter.  Let cool to lukewarm.  Sprinkle yeast over warm water in large mixing bowl, stirring to dissolve.  Add sour cream mixture, eggs and flour, mixing well.  Chill dough, tightly covered, overnight.  Divide dough into 4 equal portions.  On well floured surface roll each portion into 12 x 28 rectangle.  Prepare the filling by combining cream cheese, sugar, egg, salt and vanilla blending until smooth.   Spread 1/4 of filling on each rectangle of dough.  Beginning at long edge, roll up jelly roll fashion.  Pinch seam to seal and tuck ends under.  Place rolls seam side down on lightly greased baking sheet.  Cut slits about 2/3 of the way through each roll at 2 inch intervals.  cover and let rise in a warm place free from drafts for about an hour or until it doubles in size.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Bake the rolls for 12 to 15 minutes.  Prepare the glaze combining powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, blending until smooth.  Smooth over warm loaves. 

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Meet the Innkeepers

Owners Vicki and Jackie Matthews recently decided to venture back to a city they love and share a beautiful home with others. 

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Comfortable Rooms & Suites

The Cotton Palace lavishes its guests with fine furnishings in comfortable and spacious guest areas.  Cozy up with a book in

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Convenient Location

Explore the rich heritage of Waco and Central Texas and all it has to offer from our address on historic Austin Avenue – annually voted

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Gourmet Breakfasts Daily

Begin each day with our very generous gourmet breakfast featuring unique Texas ingredients, accompanied by plenty of fresh Texas roasted

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  • "With both my wife and I having to work on her birthday, I was perplexed as what to do for her. Ah! Plush furnishings, gourmet food, perfect accommodations---The Cotton Palace, of course! Oh, how glad we are we came. Nothing but fun and relaxation. And the best innkeepers in the world---Becky and Dutch!"

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