Holy Cow, Ya'll. If you have every indulged in the riches of a Cinna-bon cinnamon roll, you know that feeling of pure taste bud pleasure. The creaminess of the cream cheese frosting. The flakiness of the dough and right balance of cinnamon and sugar that makes you want to go back for just one more. But you don't because you know those things will add lbs. to your hind end like crazy. You are going to want to try out this copycat Cinna-bon Cinnamon Roll recipe. They're not to hard to make, a bit time consuming but worth every bite you take. The savoring aroma that fills your house will call your family to the kitchen in anticipation for the moment, Big Momma pulls them out of the oven and slaps on that cream cheese love. Follow along with me as I take you step by step to achieve a breakfast treat your family will be begging you to make again and again.
Homemade Cinna-bon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
1 cup warm milk 2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup melted butter 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 packet active dry yeast
Preheat oven to 350. Gather your ingredients for the dough and lets begin. Using a large mixing bowl, whisk together the warm milk and the packet of active dry yeast until yeast is dissolved. A few chucks here and there is ok. Mix in your sugar, melted butter, salt and eggs. Then add in about half of your measured flour. Mix until combined. Add in rest of your flour. You will now start to form your dough. If stirring your dough becomes to hard, don't be afraid to dump it out on a clean counter top and start kneading it. Knead your dough until flour is fully mix and your dough forms. Lightly grease a large bowl and place your dough to rise. Cover with a grease sheet of plastic wrap. Place in a warm place. I usually set my dough on top of my oven where its the perfect heat to help active that yeast.
When dough has rose, flour your clean counter top with a enough flour to keep dough from sticking. Dump your dough onto counter and start kneading until most to all of the air bubbles are gone. 3-5 minutes should be long enough. Began rolling your dough out with a floured rolling pin. Try to keep your dough in a rectangular shape. It's makes it a bit easier to roll up. If you can't, it won't hurt outcome of the rolls. As you can see, mine is not so rectangular. Make sure your dough is at the right thickness. Not to thin and not to thick. After you have rolled and shaped your dough, it's time to get down to business.
1 cup packed brown sugar 2 1/2 T. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softend -I like to add just a bit more butter. Because that's how I roll. Pun intended.
Lg strand of non-mint dental floss-Trust me on this one.
Take and combine your brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Set aside. Now, take that butter put it in your hands and smear it all over the dough. Get it good. Make sure no spot is left uncovered. Now wash your hands....or lick them. I won't judge.
Now that you have that finished and your faced washed off, carefully roll your dough. If the ends are flappy and not as formed, its ok. Take a good size piece of non-mint dental floss and begin to slice your dough into rolls. You should problaly get 10-12 rolls, depending on the thickness you desire.
*Picture credited to bgh.com*
Place your rolls in an lightly buttered 9 by13 baking dish. Sometimes you may need use a small baking dish for any additional rolls. That's where I usually put the odd ends of the dough. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rolls rise, 10-15 minutes. When rolls have rose, place in oven and bake about 15 minutes. If your anything like me, I don't timed anything I cook. Just keep a good eye on them. Take them out when they start to turn brown.
While rolls are baking, go ahead and make you cream cheese frosting. If your kids are anything like mine, brace yourself. The sound of a hand mix brings my kids barreling into the kitchen to claim a whisk to lick clean.
Ingredients: Cream Cheese Frosting
3 oz creams cheese 1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup powder sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
Mix butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add in vanilla, salt and powder sugar. Mix until all combined.
After pulling your rolls from the oven, let hem set for just a few minutes. Now its time for what everyone's been waiting for. Frost your buns and