Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls

I go through phases in life. Sometimes I don't bake for twenty years, others I bake five things in one day. It just happens. Not often do I document baking life though because let's be real, my photos are not perfect. But, I just felt like it today... so I did! I told Ryan I'd make him breakfast when he came home and cinnamon rolls are a fave. I'd never actually made them from scratch before... which is sad, I know. Still, super happy with how they turned out and it wasn't as hard as everybody had made it sound.
Disclaimer: my cinnamon rolls will be squished and my pictures will have weird shadows. Sorry. You can give it a shot using the recipe I used, here.
Prep Time: 1 hour, 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 12 (mine made 9... whoops)

For Dough:

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 12 cup granulated sugar
  • 13 cup margarine (I used butter)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour


    For Filling:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 12 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 13 cup margarine, softened (again, I used butter)


    For Icing

  • 8 tablespoons margarine (once again, butter.)
  • 1 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 14 cup cream cheese
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 18 teaspoon salt (I didn't add this... because 1/8 tsp...?)



    For the rolls, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
    Add sugar, margarine, salt, eggs, and flour, mix well.
    Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour.
    Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size. 

    Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approx 21 inches long by 16 inches wide.
    It should be approx 1/4 thick.
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    To make filling, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
    Spread the softened margarine over the surface of the dough, then sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the surface.
    Working carefully, from the long edge, roll the dough down to the bottom edge.

    Cut the dough into 1 3/4 inch slices, and place in a lightly greased baking pan.

    Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
    While the rolls are baking combine the icing ingredients.
    Beat well with an electric mixer until fluffy.
    When the rolls are done, spread generously with icing.

    And then eat them all before anyone else knows they even existed. Kidding. :) 

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