How To Make Easy Cinnamon Rolls
Serve a delectable breakfast or dessert with these cinnamon rolls baked until fluffy and perfectly golden, then topped with cream cheese frosting.
For the Cinnamon Rolls:
- 2cupswhole milk
- ½cupbutter,room temperature
- 6½cupsall-purpose flour,divided
- ½cupgranulated sugar
- 2packetsinstant rapid rise yeast
- 2large eggs
For the Filling:
- 3tbspground cinnamon
- ½cupunsalted butter,room temperature
For the Cream Cheese Icing:
- 12ozcream cheese,(1½ packages) softened
- ⅓cupunsalted butter,room temperature
- 1tbspvanilla extract
- 5cupspowdered sugar
- 3tbspwhole milk
In a small saucepan heat the milk and butter to 110 degrees F (warm to touch).
Into the stand mixer add the yeast and milk and whisk and let sit for 1 minute. Add 6 cups of the flour, sugar, salt, and eggs. Cover with a clean dish towel.
Attach the dough hook and turn the mixer on speed 3 to 4 (low to medium).
Let it go for 5 to 7 minutes, for the dough to become a ball that doesn’t stick to the walls of the bowl. If the dough is sticking add flour ¼ cup at a time until it pulls away (no more than another cup)
Take the dough out, grease the stand mixer bowl, and put it back in.
Cover the dough with a dish towel used to keep the flour in the stand mixer. Let sit for 10 minutes while setting the oven to preheat to 350 degrees F and making the filling.
In a medium-sized bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon.
Using a large even surface, add ½ cup of flour and roll it out onto the surface to coat the rolling pin and the surface. Roll out the dough into a large rectangle about a ½ inch thick.
Spread the butter over the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar over the butter.
Roll the dough tightly to form a long log and using a piece of thread slice off pieces. The dough will make 18 large cinnamon rolls.
Place the rolls into buttered baking pans or jelly rolls, then place into a warm place for 20 minutes.
Cream Cheese Icing:
In a stand mixer whisk all the ingredients together.
To Finish the Cinnamon Rolls:
Bake the rolls for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Spread the cream cheese frosting over the rolls and serve warm or at room temperature.
- Calories: 577.57kcal
- Fat: 22.12g
- Saturated Fat: 13.09g
- Trans Fat: 0.55g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 5.68g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.13g
- Carbohydrates: 88.07g
- Fiber: 2.12g
- Sugar: 51.61g
- Protein: 7.93g
- Cholesterol: 80.57mg
- Sodium: 222.99mg
- Calcium: 79.83mg
- Potassium: 140.51mg
- Iron: 2.43mg
- Vitamin A: 206.89µg
- Vitamin C: 0.05mg
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