Heyyyyyy everybody! I hope everyone is warm and happy. If not, this recipe may cheer you up. Today, I'm sharing a recipe for delicious homemade cinnamon rolls and they are amazing as well as a wonderful comfort food!
There are tons of recipes out there for cinnamon rolls and I scoured what's out there for the best elements and put them together to create the version that my family adores. I love cream cheese anything so I definitely wanted that element in the icing. I also think nutmeg and cinnamon play nice together so I have a bit of nutmeg in the filling.
This recipe is perfect for a holiday morning or any other time of day or season. They can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or even frozen. There are 12 servings so this recipe is great for get togethers too.
They are super tasty and my whole family loves them, even my four year old who is very picky.
I hope you enjoy my Instructable and make some Delicious Homemade Cinnamon Rolls today.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees Fahrenheit)
2 teaspoons fast rise yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1 large egg
1/4 cup butter melted
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter melted
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cream Cheese Icing:
4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons milk
*Cream cheese is not shown in the picture.
Step 2: Prepare the Dough
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add warm milk, yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes so yeast can bloom.
Step 3: Prepare the Dough
Add flour, egg, butter, and salt to create a dough. Mix on low until ingredients are incorporated. Dough will be sticky.
Step 4: Proof the Dough
Scrape dough out of mixing bowl with a spatula and put it into a slightly greased bowl. Cover with a towel and put it into a warm place for an hour or until size doubles.
Step 5: Roll Out the Dough
Flour a flat surface and turn dough out. With a floured rolling pin, roll out dough to 12 x 18 inches.
Step 6: Create the Filling
In a medium bowl, create filling by mixing melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spread with the back of a spoon or a spatula onto rolled out dough.
Step 7: Rolling the Filled Dough
Roll dough longways so that your roll will be approximately 18 inches long.
Step 8: Create the Individual Rolls
Use dental floss to tie off sections of cinnamon roll that are approximately 1 1/2 inches in width each. You should have 12. Place rolls in greased 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. Cover with towel and set aside for a second rise for an 30 minutes to an hour. Rolls should double in size.
Step 9: Bake
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden brown around the edges. Start checking at about 20 minutes.
Step 10: Create the Icing
Meanwhile, blend cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk together to create icing.
Step 11: Ice the Rolls and Enjoy
Spread icing on warm rolls with a spatula when then come out of the oven. Serve and enjoy!