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cinnamon rolls

a recipe by
Terry Haddad
Windermere, FL

Change up your breakfast routine with these delicious cinnamon roll recipes,This is a recipe for classic, home-style cinnamon rolls. Fluffy, soft, doughy, and bursting with buttery cinnamon swirls. It’s taken me some time to make the perfect dough from scratch and today, I have the winner .Needless to say, these were a hit with all of my family and friends. And I’m certain these are going to become a staple in my kitchen for years to come

method Bake

Ingredients For cinnamon rolls

  • 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 c
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp
  • 8 c
    all-purpose flour
  • filling:
  • 2 stick
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • cream cheese frosting recipe
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp

How To Make cinnamon rolls

  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir well until dissolved. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a separate large bowl, mix pudding and milk with a wire whisk. Add in 1 stick of melted butter, eggs and salt. Mix well then add in the yeast mixture. Gradually add in the flour, 1 cup at a time, and knead by hand until smooth or use n the bowl of a stand mixer Place in another large bowl that has been well-greased. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or clean, damp towel and let rise in a warm place until double in size. Punch down and let rise again.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, make your filling by whisking together sugars and cinnamon in a bowl until combined
  • 4
    Roll dough out on a very large floured surface. Dough should roll out to a long rectangle, about 34 x 21 inches in size. Take the 2 sticks of melted butter and spread over entire surface, using a pastry brush.
  • 5
    In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of the buttered dough. Starting on the long end, roll up like a jelly roll.
  • 6
    Using a serrated knife, measure dough every 2 inches and slice. Take each roll into the palm of your hand and gently pack the roll to keep it from coming apart during baking. Place each roll into a buttered baking pan and allow to rise again in a warm place for about 20 minutes. Bake in preheated oven at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and frost with cream cheese frosting
  • 7
    With an electric mixer, blend cream cheese, butter and vanilla until creamy. Slowly add in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Mix well. After all of the powdered sugar has been mixed in, add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time to thin out. Blend on low until smooth. Spread on warm cinnamon rolls.