March 10, 2020

Best Cinnamon Rolls

1 cup milk (warm, 105-110 degrees F)
1/2 cup + 1 TBS sugar
1 TBS yeast
2 eggs (room temp)
6 TBS butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
4 - 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 1/2 TBS cinnamon
6 TBS butter, softened

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

1. Combine warm milk, 1 TBS of sugar, and yeast; sit until foamy.
2. Combine milk mixture with the sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla; stir until combined.
3. Add flour, salt, and cinnamon; combine until large ball is formed.
4. Knead until smooth and elastic.
5. Place in greased bowl in a warm place to rise an hour, or until doubled.
6. While dough is rising, combine filling ingredients using a pastry cutter until it resembles a coarse meal.
7. After dough has risen, punch down, and roll the dough into 12x24 rectangle. Spread the filling to cover the dough, leaving about 1/2" around the edges.
8. Roll up dough and cut into 12 pieces.
9. Place buns in 9x13 baking dish or on cookie sheets.
10. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
11. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes.
12. While buns are baking, make frosting. Beat together ingredients; spread on warm cinnamon buns.

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