carol's cinnamon rolls

★★★★★ 6 Reviews
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By Carol Jesmer
from Colorado Springs, CO

My husband loves cinnamon rolls. I wanted something that tastes like cinnamon rolls that can be purchased at the mall so I began playing around and came up with these. We love them. I use my bread machine just because it takes the work out of kneading them, but they can be made without a bread machine. I use only the dough cycle.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

There's no way else to say it, these homemade cinnamon rolls are scrumptiously delicious. The raisins and nuts, mixed with brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter is the perfect filling. We opted for pecans and loved the crunch. Not a fan of raisins or nuts? No worries, leave them out. These cinnamon rolls will be just as good. The best part is how easy they are to make. The bread machine does all the hard work. Your family will love to wake up to these fresh from the oven. My, oh my, they're good.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6 Reviews
serves 12 rolls
prep time 1 Hr 40 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For carol's cinnamon rolls

  • BREAD INGREDIENTS
  • 4 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 4 Tbsp
    water
  • 1/2 box
    pudding mix (I use vanilla or butterscotch); 3.4 oz
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1 md
    egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 4 c
    bread flour (I use all-purpose)
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    yeast (I use dry yeast, sometimes rapid rise)
  • FILLING INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    raisins (optional)
  • FOR FROSTING
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/4 c
    softened butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    milk

How To Make carol's cinnamon rolls

Test Kitchen Tips
If the frosting is a little thick, add another teaspoon of milk so it will spread easier.
  • Placing the ingredients in the bread mixer.
    1
    For rolls, place ingredients in machine following the order of your machine.
  • Setting the machine to dough cycle.
    2
    Set on dough cycle.
  • Dough placed on a lightly floured surface.
    3
    After dough cycle, remove from machine and place on a lightly floured surface.
  • Rolling out the dough.
    4
    Roll out to about a 17 x 10 rectangle.
  • Mixing sugar and cinnamon.
    5
    For filling, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Smearing butter on the dough.
    6
    Spread softened butter over dough.
  • Sprinkling cinnamon sugar over butter.
    7
    Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Sprinkle nuts and raisins.
    8
    I add nuts and raisins.
  • Rolling the dough.
    9
    Roll tightly from the long end.
  • Pinching the edges of the dough.
    10
    Pinch the edges closed when completely rolled.
  • Cutting dough into slices.
    11
    Slice the dough into about 1/2 inch slices or larger depending on how big you want to make them.
  • Placing cut rolls into a baking dish.
    12
    Place into cake pans (I use a greased 9x13 pan). Sometimes I can get as many as 20 rolls to a batch. You may need two pans.
  • Letting dough rise.
    13
    Let rise until doubled.
  • Cinnamon rolls out of the oven.
    14
    Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Do not overbake.
  • Combing frosting ingredients in a bowl.
    15
    For frosting, combine the frosting ingredients.
  • Spreading frosting on the cinnamon rolls.
    16
    Spread on warm rolls.
  • Cinnamon rolls with frosting.
    17
    They are best if eaten fresh, but 10 -15 seconds in the microwave will soften them up.
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