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easiest cinnamon rolls ever!

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a recipe by
Cheryl Campagna
Mankato, MN

I am new to the from scratch baking game and I found this recipe some time ago. I've only made it a couple times, but both times they came out perfect! If a fumbling beginner like me can make these - and trust, me, I am a major fumbler - anyone can!

★★★★★ 1
serves Approximately 15 rolls
prep time 2 Hr 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easiest cinnamon rolls ever!

  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast (1/4) oz
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c
    butter (5 1/3) tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
  • 4 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
    butter (5 1/3 tbsp)
  • 1 stick
    butter (8 tbsp)
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp

How To Make easiest cinnamon rolls ever!

  • 1
    Heat milk to approx 115 degrees. dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Add sugar,butter, salt, eggs, and flour, mix well. BE SURE TO USE VERY SOFT BUTTER!
  • 3
    Turn oven to warm. Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour. Be sure to knead until ball is firm and elastic.
  • 4
    Turn off and place the bowl in warm oven. Let rise approx 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • 5
    Remove dough from oven, and reheat oven on warm setting. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approx 21 inches long by 16 inches wide. It should be approx 1/4 thick.
  • 6
    Mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread butter over rolled dough, leaving 1/4 of long edge clean. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over rolled dough. Roll lightly with rolling pin to press brown sugar mixture into the butter.
  • 7
    Roll long side, being sure to roll tightly. Pinch edge to roll to prevent it from falling apart.
  • 8
    Cut the dough into 1 3/4 inch slices, and place in a lightly greased baking pan. ( I like to grease with butter, and then sprinkle a tiny bit of brown sugar in the bottom.)
  • 9
    Turn off oven once again and return pans for a second rise. Allow to rise approx 1 hour. Remove from oven while preheating to 400. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • 10
    While rolls are baking, prepare frosting by mixing all ingredients together in a bowl with an electric mixer.
  • 11
    Remove rolls from oven and frost while still warm.