November 23, 2011

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

I had the itch to make cinnamon rolls last week and 9:00 one evening I found this recipe on and got to work! This was my first time working with dough so it was quite the learning experience. For the first time it seemed like a lot of work, but I think it would be easier the second time around. I'll have to make these again, they were so delicious!

Clone of a Cinnabon
By: Marsha Fernandez

  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 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

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 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. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll dough into a 16x21 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 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. 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. "

It hit me halfway through I should be taking pictures!

I used a reviewers notes to make this recipe without the bread machine. I dissolved one package of active yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. I then mixed in the sugar, margarine, salt, and eggs. Added the flour and mixed well. I kneaded the dough into a large ball, dusted lightly with flour. I put the dough in a bowl, covered it and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or until doubled in size. I then picked up with step two.

I only cut 4 rolls and placed them in the pan, covered it and put it in the refrigerator overnight. I wrapped the rest of the roll and froze for another time.

The next morning I removed the rolls and let them sit for an hour before baking. I baked them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes because a reviewer mentioned the tops burn easily. They were perfectly done inside and I was impressed with the size!

Happy Baking!

1 comment:

  1. Oh MY! You NEED to make some for me!! YUM...thank you for sharing!