Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    (¼ ounce) package yeast

  • 1

    cup warm milk

  • ½

    cup sugar

  • cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1

    and ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2

    eggs, room temperature

  • 4

    and ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading/rolling

  • 1

    teaspoon cinnamon

  • Filling:

  • 1

    cup packed brown sugar

  • tablespoons cinnamon

  • unsalted butter, softened

  • teaspoon salt

  • Icing:

  • 8

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1

    and ½ cups powdered sugar

  • 4

    oz cream cheese, at room temperature (½ a block)

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • teaspoon salt

Directions

Dissolve the yeast in the milk the bowl of a stand mixer. Add sugar, melted butter, salt, eggs, cinnamon and flour. Knead with dough hook until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Pour dough out onto a floured surface and knead dough into a large ball. Put dough into a greased bowl and let rise until doubled in size, about an hour. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface until it is approximately 16×20 inches. The dough should be about 1/4 inch thick. Spread softened butter (1/3 cup) over surface of the dough. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, brown sugar and salt. Spread mixture evenly over the butter. Working carefully, from the long edge, roll the dough into a tight roll. Using dental floss or a sharp, serrated knife, cut the dough into 1 and 3/4 inch slices. Place into a greased 9×13 baking dish. You should get between 12 and 15 rolls. Cover with a tea towel and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size. At this point, you can bake it or refrigerate it until morning. If refrigerating, cover with a tea towel. Remove from refrigerator and allow to sit for 30-45 minutes at room temperature. Bake in a 375 degree oven for approximately 15 minutes. All ovens are different, so you may only need 10 minutes, but you could need up to 20. At the 10 minute mark, start keeping a close eye on the dough, removing when the rolls are a light, golden brown. Mine needed 18 minutes. While baking, combine icing ingredients (butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and salt) in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. When rolls come out of the oven, generously spread icing over the top of the rolls. Enjoy!


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