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Cinnamon Rolls

Sometimes you just need a warm, gooey cinnamon roll.  This week was one of those weeks so I thought I would share the recipe (and a mouth-watering photo) for your pleasure and utter temptation. IMG_8390

Dough:

  • 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Mix the warm liquids and yeast together with sugar. Wait until it starts to bubble then add egg, butter, and salt. Mix together with a whisk until smooth. Add flour until you have a firm dough. Knead it until smooth.

Let this rise until doubled. (recipe from allrecipes.com, Sweet dinner rolls. It is my favorite go-to roll recipe)

Filling:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon

½- ¾ cup soft butter

Stir these together until smooth.

Roll the dough out into a thin rectangle, maybe 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Spread filling over entire surface, then roll tightly. Cut into 1- 1 ½ inch slices, placing in a 9×13 pan as you cut. It should make from 12-15 rolls. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned.

Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • powdered sugar

Cream frosting ingredients together, adding powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. I like my frosting thick, so I add more powdered sugar.

Spread the frosting over slightly cooled rolls. You can add the frosting right away and it will melt into the rolls or you can wait a few minutes and the frosting will melt into the rolls a bit but also sit on the top in a thick layer (this is my preference).

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