Have you ever stood in line at your local Cinnabon, trying desperately to hide your face with your hair, praying you don’t run into friends, and rehearsing excuses just in case? Me too. While there’s no shame in satisfying a lingering sweet tooth every once in a while, it definitely helps you feel better about it if you bake the dessert yourself. Plus, if you’re the baker, you can take leftovers to neighbors and coworkers and force everyone to partake in the caloriefest along with you! What? I didn’t say that. Anyway, this is a recipe I found on allrecipes.com. Make it. Eat it. Love it. Give it. Eat more. Drink milk. Brush your teeth.
Then, roll it into a 16×21 inch rectangle. If you’re like me and you don’t have a ruler, use an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper to eyeball it. Or buy a ruler. Once you think it’s about the right size, spread the butter all over the dough’s surface and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top and roll it up into a 16-inch log.
- 1 c. warm milk
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 c. margarine, melted
- 4 1/2 c. bread flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. white sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp. yeast
Ingredients (Cinnamon Filling)
- 1 c. packed brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/3 c. butter, softened
- 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 c. butter, softened
- 1 1/2 c. powdered suger
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- Dissolve yeast in milk.
- Mix milk mixture, eggs, margarine, flour, salt, and sugar until completely combined.
- Put dough in greased bowl, cover, and place in warm oven.
- After dough has doubled in size, turn onto floured surface to rest for ten minutes.
- Roll dough into a 16×21 inch rectangle and spread with butter.
- Mix together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over buttered dough.
- Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls.
- Place rolls in a lightly greased 9/13 inch pan.
- Cover and let rise until nearly doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake rolls until golden brown.
- While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt and spread over warm rolls before serving.