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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

thehouseonsilverado
Homemade cinnamon rolls are easier to make than you think! These are soft, extra cinnamon-y and oh, so good.
5 from 2 votes
Course Breakfast
Servings 12 rolls

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • tsp active dry yeast (1 pkg)
  • 1 cup milk lukewarm
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Filling

  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • cup unsalted butter softened

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese (2 oz) softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk with a tsp of sugar (you can take a tsp out of the 1/2 cup of sugar) in a large bowl. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, until it starts to froth up.
  • To the bowl of your mixer add the sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour, and mix until well incorporated.
  • Pour the milk/yeast mixture over the flour mixture and using the dough hook, mix until well incorporated and the dough comes clean from the side of the bowl.
  • Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approximately 16 inches long by 12 inches wide. It should be approximately 1/4 inch in thickness.
  • Spread the 1/3 cup of butter evenly over the dough, then sprinkle with the sugar evenly over the surface of the dough.
  • Working carefully, from the long edge, roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
  • Cut the dough into 1 1/2 inch slices, and place in a lightly greased baking pan. A serrated knife will make this easier. Place the cut rolls in the prepared pan. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rise for another 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Watch closely, so they don't over-bake.
  • While the rolls are baking make the icing by mixing all the icing ingredients and beat well with the whip attachment of your electric mixer until fluffy and smooth.
    Cool rolls slightly, but spread generously with icing while still a bit warm.
Keyword Bread, pastry