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Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are a perfect soft and tender roll full of cinnamon sugar and topped with the best vanilla icing. They're easy and delicious and everyone loves them!
Servings: 12 -16 rolls

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast (1 package)
  • 1 cup milk (warmed)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour

For the Filling:

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBS cinnamon

For the Vanilla Powdered Sugar Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 TBS half and half
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBS milk

Instructions

  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
  • Add sugar, butter, salt, eggs and flour to the bowl and mix well.
  • Once the dough starts to come away from the edges, knead for about 5 minutes (if you are using your hands, dust them lightly with flour to avoid sticking) until a large ball is formed.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel and allow to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until dough has doubled in size.
  • Lightly flour your counter top and roll the dough out until it is approximately 16x21 inches, and 1/4 inch thick.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Melt butter for filling.
  • Spread butter over the surface of your dough.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture generously over the surface of the dough (using the butter to make it stick).
  • Carefully roll the dough from the long top edge to the bottom edge.
  • Using thread (wrap the thread around the bottom of the roll, bring up and cross over each other and pull tight), or a knife, cut dough into 1 inch slices.
  • Lightly grease a baking pan (or 2)
  • Place rolls in baking pan and bake for about 12-14 minutes until they turn a lighten golden color.
  • While they are baking combine frosting ingredients (both recipes are delicious). Add more powdered sugar to the frosting if it is too runny, add more milk or half and half if it is too thick.
  • Remove rolls from oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before frosting.
  • Apply frosting generously to rolls.