Friday, October 19, 2012

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Ever heard that the quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach?? Well that's especially true at our house. If I get the "Tyson Approval" on a new recipe... I know its a keeper. Now Tyson loves cinnamon rolls, I on the other hand am neutral, they aren't usually my first choice but I'll eat them if they are around.

Well, that being said we BOTH had to force ourselves to stop eating these yummy treats. Thanks Sara over at Our Best Bites for the awesome and easy recipe!!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls
Source: ourbestbites
Makes: 12

Dough Ingredients
1 c milk
4 Tbsp butter
3 1/4 c flour
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1/4 c white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg

Filling Ingredients
1 c brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 c butter, softened

Icing Ingredients (If you are an icing LOVER I would recommend doubling this portion of the recipe... we tend to like more of a glaze on our cinnamon rolls)
3/4 c powdered sugar
1 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp milk

Directions: Begin making the dough by placing the milk and 4 Tbsp of butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir and set aside. Whisk together yeast, white sugar, salt, and 2 cups of flour in a large mixing bowl. Add milk/butter mixture and egg. Mix until combined.

Using a dough hook (if you have one) add the remaining 1 + 1/4 cup flour. Dough will still be slightly sticky. Continue to knead in your stand mixer (or on a floured surface by hand) for 5 minutes. Allow kneaded dough to rest for about 10 minutes.

Next make the filling by combining the softened butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Now roll the dough into a large rectangle roughly 12 x 14 inches. Spread filling evenly across the dough carefully with the back of a spoon. Roll up from the longer (14 inch) side of the rectangle. Pinch the edges closed. Score the roll into 12 equal pieces. Cut using thread or dental floss by slipping the floss under the roll, crossing over the top and pulling tight across.  Place the rolls in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Cover with a towel and allow the rolls to rise about 1 to 1 1/2 hours until they look like this --->>>

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden on the top. Combine the icing ingredients in a small bowl and spread over the rolls while they are still warm. Enjoy!