Tina's ATK Cinnamon Rolls

Tina's Atk Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Tina Swain


My usual cinnamon roll recipe is the one that uses a white or yellow cake mix This however looks faster and almost as easy. I like the idea that it makes just 8 rather than the 24 the other recipe makes. Hope they are as tender and delicious Chris Kimbell has seldom done a recipe wrong.


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  • 4 tsp
    rapid rise yeast
  • 1/4 c
    milk (110 degrees)
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 c
    all pourpose unbleached flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 5 tsp
    white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    milk, room temp

  • 3 oz
    room temp cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Tina's ATK Cinnamon Rolls


  1. In a small bowl, mix yeast, warm milk and 1 teaspoon sugar. Let bloom 5-10 minutes
  2. In another bowl mix light browna dn white sugars, cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoon melted butter and vanilla until mixture looks like wet sand. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, place flour, baking powder, salt, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 5 teaspoons sugar. Blend well.
  4. In separate bowl blend 2 tablespoons melted butter, room temperature milk. Add the yeast mixture and blend.
  5. Pour wet ingredients in the dry and mix to a nice dough. Dump out dough onto a floured board and knead just 2 minutes. Roll into a 9x12 rectangle. Lightly score a boarder that is 1/2 inch in all sides. Brush with another 2 tablespoons of melted butter inside the scored rectangle taking care not to extend the butter into the 1/2 inch boarder.
  6. Press the cinnamon mixture onto the buttered part of the dough. Roll up starting at a long edge. Pinch seams and cut into 8 slices. I use dental floss to cut my dough. Grease a 9 inch round baking pan and then place a buttered circle of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan. Place the rolls in the pan. Let rest 30 minutes. Bake 23 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. Remove from oven. Let cool 5-10 minutes in the pan. Invert on to plate. Remove parchment, invert again onto serving plate so top side is up. Cool
  8. Mix frosting ingredients until smooth and frost rolls with offset spatula.

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About Tina's ATK Cinnamon Rolls

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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