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The BEST cinnamon rolls EVER

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon roll recipe, cinnamon rolls, homemade cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
rise times 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 52 minutes
Servings 15 rolls
Calories 413kcal
Author Ashlee Marie

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C water warmed, between 110°f and 115°f.
  • 8 Tbsp butter melted (then cooled to 110°fi-sh)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk warmed
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 lrg egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 C all purpose flour

Filling

  • 8 Tbsp butter softened
  • 3/4 C packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Frosting

  • 8 oz full fat cream cheese softened
  • 4 Tbsp butter softened
  • 2 1/2 -3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • lightly stir the yeast, sugar and warm water together in the bottom of your mixing bowl
  • let sit 5-10 mins (until double is size) to activate the yeast
  • With the mixer on low add the milk, butter, sugar, egg and salt
  • Add the flour 1 C at a time you want the dough to be slightly sticky - but just starting to pull away from the sides.
  • Pour it into a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel and let rise, someplace warm, until doubled in size, about 60 mins.
  • flour your counter top and pour the dough on to it, press it out into a rectangle then roll it out to about 15-26 inches or so. It will be about 1/4 inch thick and give you more swirls this way. You want it thin, that will give you more twists, about 1/4 inch thick
  • cover the dough from edge to edge with the soft butter. Use it all, don't be stingy.
  • mix the sugars and cinnamon and cover it entirely, again use it all, it will be thick.
  • Starting at the shorter side start rolling up along the long side.
  • using non flavored floss cut into 15 pieces
  • line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper and place the pieces down
  • let rise a second time until poofy - and almost completely filling the pan - about 60 mins
  • Bake at 375 for 22-25 mins
  • Beat the frosting ingredients together and spread over warm rolls

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Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 689IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg