Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon rolls are a favorite at my house. We have them for dessert, snack, breakfast, even as a special treat during the holidays. They are so easy to dress up or down with just a few tweaks here and there. I’ve lost count how many recipes I’ve tried over the years, but this one is tried and true. Best cinnamon roll recipe hands down! Try for yourself and thank me later!

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Ingredients

4 – 4.5 cups bakers flour
1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
⅔ cup milk
⅔ cup water
½ cup sugar
½ cup cooking oil
2 egg yolks
¼ cup butter
⅓ cup sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter, softened
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
1 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted

Cinnamon Rolls recipe

Directions

Step 1
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour and yeast. In small saucepan, combine milk, water, the 1/2 cup sugar and oil. Stir over medium heat until just warm.

Step 2
Add milk mixture and egg yolks to the dry mixture. Knead the dough well. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you need and knead well.

Step 3
Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead to make a moderately soft dough that’s smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest for 1 to 2 hours.

Step 4
Roll out dough to form a rectangle. Spread with softened butter. Sprinkle with a mixture of 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon.

Step 5
Roll up, starting from long side and seal seam. Cut into 1 inch thick slices. Place on lined cookie sheets and cover with a tea towel. Let rise in warm place until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.

Step 6
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly and remove from sheet. Frost warm rolls with cream cheese frosting. Serve warm or cool.

Cinnamon Rolls recipe

Cream Cheese Frosting

Step 1
In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in milk. Gradually add powdered sugar until frosting has a spreading consistency and not grainy.

Cinnamon Rolls recipe