Fresh Cinnamon Rolls

Hey there,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I plan on keeping up with this on a more daily basis (hopefully!). 

Recently, I made these beautiful cinnamon rolls that turned out super soft and as good as they can get..And I’m going to share the recipe with you!

 I will also show you some extra steps I took to ensure that these turned out so wonderfully…so read on! 

After making the dough, waiting for it to rise, rolling it out, cutting the rolls, waiting (again!) for it to rise….

 I bushed the rolls with melted butter (the secret to keeping them soft!)
So they turn out golden brown after baking…and just as they come out, pour the icing while they’re still hot!

Resist taking one while they’re still so hot! Wait a few minutes to let the icing sink in…and enjoy! Recipe is below…be sure to comment and follow =)

Amazing Cinnamon Rolls 
Adapted from Epicurious


For the Dough
1 Packet Dry Active Yeast 
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk, whole
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 1/2-4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter, melted (for brushing on top)

For the Filling
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, room temperature

For the Icing
4 oz Cream Cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
A few tablespoons of milk

To Make the Rolls:
 1- Combine the yeast with water and let it sit for 5-7 minutes (should be bubbly). 
2- In a Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook, combine sugar, egg, milk, and butter. 
3- In two batches, add the flour, combining all ingredients.
4- When ingredients have been combined, turn up the speed to medium to knead the dough.
5- When the dough is elastic-like, smooth, take it out onto a floured surface. 
6- Knead the dough into a smooth ball, and place into well-oiled bowl. Make sure the dough is covered with oil as well.
7- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for an hour in a warm place (the microwave or oven turned off is a good place!) until doubled in size.
8-When the dough has risen, dump out onto floured surface. With hands or with a rolling pin, stretch the dough into a rectangular shape, slightly larger than the 9×13 in. pan you will use.
9-Combine the sugar and cinnamon for the filling. 
10- Spread the butter on the dough and sprinkle sugar mixture on.
11-Roll the dough slowly, tucking as you roll, along the horizontal side. 
12- Seal the roll with water on the edge of the dough.
13-Cut evenly into 16-18 pieces, depending on how big you want the rolls to be. Cut in half, then halves again, and so on.
14- Place rolls onto greased baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and let it sit for another hour, until doubled. 
15- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
15- When rolls have risen, brush with melted butter.
16-Bake for half an hour at 350 degrees F.
17- Beat Cream Cheese, vanilla, and butter until mixed. Add powdered sugar and mix. Add milk until desired consistency is reached.
18-When rolls are baked, pour the icing on top and lastly, enjoy!!!

Happy Baking!
Your Fellow


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