Ooey – Gooey – Warm – Soft
What do you think of when you hear these words? I’ll tell you what I think of…. these amazing Cinnamon Rolls. Amazing! Amazing! Wait… Did I tell you how I feel about these? Let me tell you again – They are Amazing!
Who doesn’t love a good Cinnamon Roll? It’s such a warm, comforting food that soothes your soul. Just seeing this sweet pastry makes me smile :).
These rolls started out with a smooth and fluffy dough. Throughout the whole process the dough was not temperamental. It kneaded perfected, rose perfectly, rolled perfectly, and baked perfectly. Let me tell you this – the dough is definitely what makes a good Cinnamon Roll. And this dough was just right!
I have looked over many recipes for Cinnamon Rolls and all of them seemed so labor intensive. Not so much hard work, just a lot of time. I love labor-intensive recipes, but I didn’t have that much time on my hands, and I felt that Cinnamon Rolls didn’t need to be hard. This recipe I chose was just the recipe I needed! It was not hard at all and the ending result was fantastic!
When I took a bite of this delicious sweet, my heart sang! The roll was chewy and sweet, and the icing added the perfect touch. Everything came together so well in these Cinnamon Rolls, and I can honestly say this is the best that I have ever had! Even better than Cinnabon! Yes – better than Cinnabon! Their rolls are a lot of times too chewy and over-iced and these were just the opposite. They were chewy and moist, but not overly chewy. And the icing was the perfect addition to the roll – it didn’t take it over, just added a happy ending!
Go in the kitchen and make these! Serve them for breakfast, brunch or even just an afternoon snack. And dessert! What’s better than ending the day with a yummy treat?! Nothing! I can end all my days like this… wait I think I do!
Enjoy the ooey-gooey-goodness!
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Makes: 12 Rolls
1 envelope Yeast
1 cup Warm Milk
½ cup Sugar
1/3 cup Unsalted Butter
1 tsp. Salt
4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 ½ tablespoons Cinnamon
1/3 cup Unsalted Butter (Softened)
8 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
1 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
¼ cup Cream Cheese
½ tsp. Vanilla
1/8 tsp. Salt
To make the dough, pour the yeast and the warm milk into a large bowl. Let the yeast dissolve for 5 minutes. Add the sugar, butter, eggs, and flour. Mix until all the ingredients have combined. Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface and begin to knead the dough. Knead for about 5-8 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Form the dough into a ball and place is a large bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let it sit in a warm place for at least 1 hour – until the dough has doubled.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, until it is about 21 inches long and 16 inches wide. The dough should be about ¼ inch thick.
To make the filling, combine the brown sugar and the cinnamon in small bowl. Spread the softened butter in a thin layer on top of the rolled out dough. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture evenly over the dough.
Starting from the top, long side of the dough, roll the dough down into a long “tube”. Using a sharp knife cut the dough into 1½ inch pieces. Place the rolls into a large greased pan, spaced evenly. I prefer to not have the rolls touching, but they can touch if you like. Bake until the tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
After 5 minutes of taking the rolls of out the oven, remove the rolls from the pan and place on a cooling rack to cool. Cool until they are warm.
While the rolls are cooling, begin to make the icing. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until all the ingredients are well incorporated, and the mixture is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Spread the icing on the warm cinnamon rolls. Serve and enjoy 🙂!
Recipe from Food.com