Homemade Cinnamon Rolls.

Doesn't this look heavenly? Believe me, they are just as if not more delicious than they look. This one is a must-try.

Clone of a Cinnabon
(adapted from this recipe)

1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

1 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm milk. Mix in the sugar then let it sit for 5-10 min, until bubbles start to form.  Add the melted butter, salt, and eggs, mix well. Sift the flour and add it to the mixture.
  2. Knead the dough into a ball, but don't over work it. Cover, and let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  3. While dough sits, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  4. Once dough rises, roll it into a 16x21 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. (helpful tip: put plastic wrap on the counter to prevent the dough from sticking. It works like a charm!)
  5. Spread softened butter over dough and sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly. 
  6. Roll up dough and cut into 12 equal pieces. About 1.5-2 inches wide.
  7. Place rolls in lightly greased/parchment lined 9x13 inch baking dish, about 1-2 inches apart. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled in size. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  8. For frosting, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt in a small bowl. Mix well.
  9. BAKE rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Spread with frosting.
    Enjoy the BEST cinnamon rolls ever, period.

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