I found a few recipes that looked promising, but a couple looked a little too tedious, and one made like 50 cinnamon rolls. Even if I halved the recipe I would still be left with 25 cinnamon rolls. THEN I found a recipe that looked perfect. Easier than the others, made a decent amount of rolls.. and from a trusted source.
And let me tell you. They are SO. GOOD. Soft and gooey and absolutely delicious when they're warm. And with a big glass of orange juice. My husband gave me the side eye because I had four of them. What, don't judge me. They were small...
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
recipe from Our Best Bites
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tbsp. butter, cut into chunks
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1-2 tbsp. milk
Filling: make sure butter is softened well. Mix with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Assembly: Roll dough into a rectangle about 12 x 14 inches. Spread brown sugar mixture over the surface and use your fingers or the back of a spoon to gently spread around. Roll up from the longer side of the rectangle and pinch edges closed. Score the roll into 12 equal pieces and then cut into rolls. It's easiest if you use a piece of floss to cut them. Place in a 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover pan with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes - I turn on the oven and set mine on top of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
When rolls have finished rising, bake for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. If desired spread with icing while still warm. Makes roughly 12 rolls (depending on how big you cut them).
|Rollin' out the dough..|
|Ready to bake! Aren't those swirls just beautiful? :)|
|Soft, gooey, and perfect after they're drizzled with icing!|