Carol's Cinnamon Rolls

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Carol Jesmer

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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.

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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.

Note: If the frosting is a little thick, add another teaspoon of milk so it will spread easier. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12 rolls
Prep:
1 Hr 40 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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 medium
    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

Step-by-Step

  1. For rolls, place ingredients in machine following the order of your machine.
  2. Set on dough cycle.
  3. After dough cycle, remove from machine and place on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Roll out to about a 17 x 10 rectangle.
  5. For filling, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Spread softened butter over dough.
  7. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  8. I add nuts and raisins.
  9. Roll tightly from the long end.
  10. Pinch the edges closed when completely rolled.
  11. Slice the dough into about 1/2 inch slices or larger depending on how big you want to make them.
  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.
  13. Let rise until doubled.
  14. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Do not overbake.
  15. For frosting, combine the frosting ingredients.
  16. Spread on warm rolls.
  17. They are best if eaten fresh, but 10 -15 seconds in the microwave will soften them up.

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About Carol's Cinnamon Rolls

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas Recipes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids




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