Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    Cinnamon rolls
  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active yeast
  • Brown sugar cinnamon

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened for dough once rolled out
  • Cream cheese frosting

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large sauce pan (or in a bowl in the microwave at 30 sec increments), heat the milk and 1/3 cup butter until warm and melted, never reaching boiling. Remove from heat and let cool to 110 degrees F (43 C), or the temperature of bath water. It should be warm but not too hot or it will kill the yeast.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle on yeast. Let activate for 10 minutes, then add 1/2 cup sugar the 2 eggs, salt and stir.
  3. Next add in flour 1/2 cup (68 g) at a time, mixing as you go. The dough will be sticky. Once it forms a ball remove and knead into a ball to rise. Rinse your mixing bowl out, coat it with oil, and add your dough ball back in. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  4. Mix 1 cup brown sugar, packed 2 1/2 Tbs ground cinnamon and set aside.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a rectangle around 16X21. Brush with about 1/3 cup butter just to cover thinly and top with brown sugar cinnamon mix.
  6. Starting at one end, tightly roll up the dough and situate seam side down. Then with a serrated knife or a string of floss, cut the dough into 2 inch sections and position in a well-buttered 8×8-inch square or comparable sized round pan (you should have about 12 rolls). Brush with remaining 2 Tbsp butter (melted) and cover with plastic wrap. Set on top of the oven to let rise again while you preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  7. Mix all ingredients together for cream cheese frosting until light and somewhat fluffy.
  8. Once the oven is hot, bake rolls for 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve immediately.

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