Having tried a few different cinnamon roll recipes this one is the best one yet. Kid and husband approved. The key is patience and a warm kitchen. Your yeast will love you!
People tend to shy away from making homemade breads and cinnamon rolls. Homemade breads take time so take mental note that they will rise if you give them time (and no expired yeast)
Now why a warm kitchen? Well it helps when rising the dough. Our breakfast turned to brunch because our kitchen was colder and the dough wanted to take its time. I ensure you this just helps to have clean plates as the kids were “starving” by the time they were done.
Time to roll up your sleeves and make some delicious cinnamon rolls.
- 2 pkgs of Active Dry Yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tbsp salt
- 7 cups flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 cup scalded milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 eggs, well beaten
- Filling mixture – 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon
- In bowl, add yeast to warm water and 1 tbsp sugar. Allow to sit until yeast starts to foam, about 5 minutes.
- Scald milk. Add butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt to milk. Cool to lukewarm. Pour into large mixing bowl.
- Add 2 cups flour and mix well with paddle attachment
- Add yeast mixture and beaten eggs, stir well
- Switch to dough hook and add 1 cup flour at a time until soft dough forms. Until remaining flour is gone.
- Kneaded with dough hook until no longer sticky.
- Place in well greased bowl, turn to grease top.
- Cover and let rise until double in size.
- Punch down and divide in 2 parts
- Roll each out into 12×18 rectangle shape. Spread brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter onto dough.
- Roll up from long side.
- Slice into 2 inch slices
- Place on well greased 9×13 Pan
- Repeat with other half of dough. (Note: you can freeze at this point.)
- Cover and let rise until double in size
- Bake 375° for 15-20 minutes, tent with tinfoil half way through if they start to get too dark.
- Cool and top with frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- In large bowl, blend cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
- Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated.
- Thin with milk if frosting is too thick.
- Spread over warmed cinnamon rolls.
This recipe makes about 2 dozen rolls. To make a smaller batch half the recipe or freeze the other half before rising.