Friday, September 12, 2008

Saturday Morning Baking - Cinnamon Rolls! Mmmmmm...

Do you need something yummy to cook on Saturday morning? Here it is! This recipe is fantastic! It has a five star rating on Allrecipes with over 2,000 reviews. My husband's office demands that I make it now for special occasions when they all bring in food. My sister uses this recipe with the same response. My picky eater kids love, love, love this!

Here it is:

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 with mixer until smooth the cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.


Jackie said...

Wow! Those look delicious!

*Hippie* said...

That looks beyond YUMMY!!!!!

Pat said...

Try using real Cinnamon in your recipe and reduce on the sugar.

The Cinnamon that we buy in the US is actually Cassia. Cassia has a chemical called coumarin which could be toxic.

Please click the below link to read more.

NeedANap2 said...

I love this recipe except for the frosting! :)

I like to use the frosting from here:,176,130182-241198,00.html

I blogged about the Pumpkin bars recipe here:

I think it's closer to the Top Secret Recipe frosting recipe.