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Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: 16 -20


For the Dough

  • 1/4 cup 2 oz lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 cup 8 oz lukewarm milk
  • 4 3/4 cups 20 oz unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk

For the icing:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 7 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


For bread machine:

  • Place ingredients into bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. I start with liquids, add flours or dry ingredients and end with yeast. The yeast I place into a small well in the flour. Set machine to dough cycle.
  • Check dough during last 10 minutes of kneading to make sure it's a soft dough.

By hand:

  • Dissolve the yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in the lukewarm water. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, or in the bowl of an electric mixer, and mix until fairly smooth. Knead the dough, by hand for 10 minutes, or with your mixer attached with the dough hook for 5 minutes. The dough should be smooth. Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let dough rise until puffy about 1 to 2 hours.

To form rolls:

  • When dough cycle is complete. On a lightly oil surface roll dough out into a rectangle approximately 18 inches by 24 inches.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Brush dough with melted butter leaving a 1 inch bare space on one side. Combine brown sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over buttered dough.
  • Start rolling fairly tightly towards you to make a long even log. At last edge brush with milk and pinch to seal end. With seam side down using a serrated knife cut into 16-20 even pieces. I divide log in half then cut each half in half, etc to make even rolls.
  • Place in greased 8 or 9 inch round cake pans. Bake for about 19-23 minutes.

For icing:

  • In a mixer cream sugar and cream cheese until combined. Add vanilla, milk and confectioners sugar and beat until light and fluffy.