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Cinnamon Rolls Made Easy

Imagine waking up to the sweet aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, warm from the oven, with a swirl of cinnamon, sugar, and butter. The promise of such indulgence can make your mornings perfect. In this blog post, we’re about to reveal a well-kept secret recipe that will elevate your comfort food cravings to a whole new level.

Cinnamon Rolls Made Easy are soft, fluffy, and packed with the perfect amount of cinnamon goodness. These golden spirals are generously coated with sweet, buttery, and cream cheese icing, making every bite a heavenly experience. Whether enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or as a delightful snack, these rolls are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Ingredients:

For the Dough:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast (or instant yeast)
  • 1 cup Lukewarm Milk
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted Butter, softened (or margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted Butter, softened (or margarine)

For the Icing:

  • 6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened (or margarine)
  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Start by heating the milk in the microwave until it reaches a temperature between 105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a thermometer to ensure accuracy. Once heated, add the active dry yeast to the warm milk and let it froth. This shows that the yeast is activated and ready to use.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, granulated sugar, salt, and eggs. Mix these ingredients thoroughly. If you have a stand mixer, switch to a dough hook attachment. Gradually add the flour to the mixture, allowing it to knead until it forms a smooth, elastic dough. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean cloth, and let it double in size for about an hour.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle some flour on your work surface to prevent sticking. Roll out the dough into a rectangle that’s approximately a quarter-inch thick. Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough, and then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the butter.
  4. Roll the dough tightly, starting from the longer side of the rectangle. For a clean cut without squishing the dough, use dental floss or unflavored dental tape to cut the rolls. Place the cut rolls into a greased baking dish, leaving space for them to expand.
  5. Allow the rolls to rest for about 30 minutes to let them rise again.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the rolls for approximately 20 minutes or until they are golden brown and fully cooked.
  7. In a bowl, mix the softened cream cheese, butter, salt, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. As soon as the rolls are done baking, drizzle the icing over the hot rolls so it melts and drips down.
  8. Serve your freshly baked Cinnabon cinnamon rolls with a glass of cold milk and enjoy this delectable treat!

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Dental floss ensures perfectly shaped rolls without squishing the dough.
  • Don’t skip the frosting step; it’s the icing on the cake, quite literally.
  • Feel free to experiment with various fillings like nuts or raisins for added flavor.

What to Serve With:

These cinnamon rolls pair perfectly with a glass of cold milk or a warm cup of your favorite coffee.

Storage Tips:

In the rare event that you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. For longer freshness, refrigerate. When you’re ready for another indulgence, reheat your rolls in the microwave for a few seconds, and they’ll be just as warm as when they first emerged from the oven.

Recipe Card

Cinnamon Rolls Made Easy

Prep Time 2 hour Cook Time 20 min Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins Difficulty: Beginner Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Satisfy your cravings with our mouthwatering cinnamon rolls. Baking these is a delightful journey that culminates in sweet, swirled perfection.

Ingredients

Filling

Cream Cheese Icing

Instructions

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  1. Start by heating 105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit of milk in the microwave. Use a thermometer to ensure the right temperature. Add active dry yeast to the warm milk and let it froth. This shows that the yeast is activated and ready to use.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, salt, and eggs. Mix these ingredients thoroughly. Switch to a dough hook attachment if you have a stand mixer. Gradually add flour to the mixture, allowing it to knead until it forms a smooth, elastic dough. Prepare a greased bowl and place the dough in it. Cover with a clean cloth and let it double in size for about an hour.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle some flour on your work surface to prevent sticking. Roll out the dough into a rectangle that’s about a quarter-inch thick. Spread softened butter evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the butter.

  4. Roll the dough tightly, starting from the longer side of the rectangle. Use dental floss or unflavored dental tape to cut the rolls. This ensures a clean cut without squishing the dough. Place the cut rolls into a greased baking dish, leaving space for them to expand.

  5. Let the rolls rest for about 30 minutes to allow them to rise again.

  6. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the rolls for approximately 20 minutes or until they are golden brown and fully cooked.

  7. In a bowl, mix softened cream cheese, butter, salt, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. When the rolls are done baking, immediately drizzle the icing over the hot rolls so it melts and drips down.

  8. Serve your freshly baked Cinnabon cinnamon rolls with a glass of cold milk!

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