Nothing’s better than the smell of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls.
This is a simple masterpiece that my friend’s and I love. Delicate, sweet dough that is topped with creamy glaze.
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 cup warm whole milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 sticks margarine or butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 tsp. dry east
- 6-7 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups brown sugar
4 Tbsp. cinnamon
3/4 stick unsalted butter –room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, mix warm water and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Combine milk and butter in a separate bowl. Microwave on high until butter melts for about 30 to 40 seconds. Pour into mixture into a bowl fitted with paddle attachment. Add sugar, eggs, 1 cup flour and salt. Mix on low speed 2-3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl. Add rest of the flour. Mix on low until flour is mixed and dough is sticky, scraping down sides. Place dough onto a floured work surface and knead the dough until smooth, adding more flour if it’s too sticky, form into ball and transfer to lightly sprayed with nonstick spray large bowl. Cover it with plastic and let dough rest for about 1 -1 ½ hours, it should double in volume,
When dough is ready, sprinkle rolling surface generously with flour. divide the dough into two pieces. Transfer one piece of dough to your floured surface, and form/roll a rectangle. Spread the softened butter over the surface of the dough, sprinkle 1 cup of sugar over the butter followed by a generous sprinkling of cinnamon spreading the mixture evenly across the whole sheet of dough. Roll up the dough, tightening the log as you go. Use a knife to cut the dough into even-sized 1 ½- 2 inch pieces.
Place the cut rolls on oiled cookie sheet about 2 inches apart or closer if you want them stick to each other.
Let the rolls rise for 50-60 minutes, then bake at 375 degrees until light golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.
For the frosting, mix together all ingredients listed and stir well until smooth.
Generously drizzle over the warm rolls.
Go crazy and don’t skimp on the frosting.