I made these yesterday, and they are like the title, absolutely sinful. I used two different recipes and tweaked them to make one great recipe. They have a lot of cinnamon and a lot of brown sugar, they just melt in your mouth. They are definitely better warm. Grab a hot cup of coffee and indulge.
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I agree with Kim. This cinnamon roll recipe IS sinful! They're soft and fluffy and the balance of cinnamon and sugar is spot on. The icing drizzle on top of the cinnamon rolls is creamy with a hint of vanilla and butter. Oh, these are good!
yeast( i use the pre packaged kind that comes in a 3 pack)
warm water (110-120 degrees)
butter, melted, separated (1 1/2 sticks)
brown sugar, firmly packed
enough milk to make a thick glaze (i use whole milk. your already indulging why not get a few extra calories)
Turn oven on to 200 degrees for 3 minutes and then turn off. Dissolve yeast in water in a small bowl, mix and let sit for about 10 minutes or till bubbly. Beat eggs, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. (I used my Kitchenaid with the paddle attachment). Then add the yeast mixture. Add 1 cup of flour and beat on high for about a minute or until smooth. Add 1 stick of melted butter, mix well. Then add 3 1/2 cups of flour in 1/2 cup increments (I switch to my dough hook at this point, or you can mix in flour and knead by hand). Knead the dough 5 minutes with a mixer or 8-10 minutes by hand.
Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover. Place a towel on oven rack and put covered bowl in warm oven on top of towel. Let dough rise until doubled, about 45 minutes to an hour.
Remove from oven and punch down dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle until its about 3/4-in thick.
Mix cinnamon and brown sugar together. Spread remaining 1/2 stick of melted butter over the dough and sprinkle the sugar mixture over the butter. (At this point you could add raisins, or chopped pecans if you wish). Roll dough into a log shape and cut into pinwheels according to how thick you want them.
Put close together in a greased 9x13 pan and brush lightly with butter. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 - 25 minutes or until they start to brown. Start checking them at 20 minutes. They won't rise much while sitting in the pan, but they bake up beautifully.
Mix glaze ingredients together and drizzle over hot rolls. You may want to double the glaze if you like a little more.