Monday, August 20, 2007

Copy-cat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

My willpower is being seriously tested this morning with the leftovers just sitting there screaming at me to just take one bite. The run I went on this morning will not be for nothing if I only take one bite. I'm sure I could stop with just one bite. . .

1 Tbsp yeast
1 cup warm milk (105-110 degrees)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup melted margarine
4 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm milk in large bowl. Add the sugar, margarine, salt, eggs and flour. Mix well. Knead the dough into a large ball using your hands dusted lightly with flour (I just let the kitchen aid do it's thing). Put in bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or till the dough has doubled. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough flat until it's approximately 21 inches long and 16 inches wide. It should be about 1/4 inch thick. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup softened margarine

For the filling combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Spread margarine evenly over dough. Then sprinkle cinnamon and sugar evenly over the surface. Working carefully, roll the dough jelly-roll style. Cut the rolled dough into 1 3/4 inch slices and place on lightly greased pan. Bake for 10 minutes or till light brown on top.

1 cube butter or margarine, softened
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

While the rolls bake, combine icing ingredients. Beat well with an electric mixer until fluffy. When rolls come out of the oven, smother with frosting.


Heather said...

I'm totally going to try these. Hopefully I'll do better than my last attempt at cinnamon rolls. I wish I could come enjoy some of yours.

Amy D. said...

Oh, these are heavenly! Mary shared :)

Jan said...

These are to die for. This is my new favorite recipe for cinnomon rolls. These got rave reviews from my friends at playgroup. Thanks for sharing.

VirtualM said...

I was at Jan's die for.