cinnamon rolls

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the first thing i made with my new kitchen aid was cinnamon rolls.  the original recipe had a different topping, but i just used some leftover cream cheese frosting that i had in the fridge.  turned out great!  enjoy!

Cinnamon Rolls

adapted from food.com

Ingredients

  • 1 package of yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup sugar + 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup warm milk

Filling

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. In a cup, combine yeast, warm water and 1 tsp sugar. Stir and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining sugar, butter, salt and eggs. Stir well.
  3. Add yeast mixture.
  4. Add half the flour and beat until smooth.
  5. Stir in enough of the remaining flour until dough is stiff.
  6. Mix on low for 8-10 minutes to knead dough.
  7. Place in a plastic bowl and cover.
  8. Let dough rise in a warm place until double in bulk. Approximately 1 hour.
  9. Punch down dough and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15×20 inch rectangle
  11. Spread dough with half cup butter.
  12. Mix together 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough.
  13. Roll up and pinch edge together to seal.
  14. Cut into 6 slices.
  15. Coat bottom of a 13 by 9 inch baking pan and an 8 inch square pan with remaining 1/2 cup melted butter.
  16. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
  17. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in pans.
  18. Let rise in a warm place until dough is doubled in bulk i.e. for about 45 minutes.
  19. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until done.
  20. While cinnamon rolls are baking, make the frosting by mixing together the frosting ingredients until light and fluffy.
  21. Spread frosting on to rolls.
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