Everyone around here just loves them some cinnamon rolls. Some of y’all may call them cinnamon buns or Cinnabon, but just for arguments sake I will refer to them as cinnamon rolls. Don’t you just love a big ole’ hot cinnamon roll, full of cinnamon and sugar, covered with icing just dripping down the sides. I can almost smell them cooking now. There is no better way to wake up the kids early on a Sunday morning, then to cook these cinnamon rolls.
While I have never had a cinnamon roll from Cinnabon, I am told that this recipe makes cinnamon rolls that are just as good if not better than the ones at Cinnabon. I guess you could call this a copycat recipe or like the title says a clone of Cinnabon. Trust me you will love these cinnamon rolls. Make some for your family this weekend, and see how fast you get them out of bed.
- 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 cup margarine, melted
- 4 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
- After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll dough into a 16 x 21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.
Source – allrecipes.com