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Monday, March 19, 2012
Cinnabon Copy Cat
Anyway, cinnamon rolls are one of my absolute favorite things to make. I love rolling up the dough and cutting pretty rolls out. And yes, these rolls are pretty! Seriously, I think this dough held up the best of any I've ever made (and I've made a lot! See here. And here. And here.) The result was a perfectly formed cinnamon roll.
Our Eating Habits. I was assigned to her blog for the Secret Recipe Club, and as usual, I had a hard time deciding what recipe to make. Quite a few of them caught my eye, so I narrowed the list down to 7 or 8 and had Mike choose. I was thrilled that he choose the Cinnabons!
Cinnabon Copy Cat Cinnamon Rolls
Makes 20 rolls
You will need:
1 cup warm milk, 110 degrees
2-1/2 teaspoons yeast
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup margarine, melted
4-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2-1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup margarine, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1. Pour warm milk and 1 Tablespoon sugar into the bowl of your mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top of it. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, until frothy.
2. Stir in eggs and margarine until well mixed.
3. Add in the flour, salt, and remaining sugar and knead for 5 minutes.
4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let it rise for 1 hour, or until double.
5. When the dough has risen, punch it down and let it sit on a floured surface for 10 minutes.
6. Roll dough out into a 16x21" rectangle and spread softened margarine on top of it.
7. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over dough.
8. Roll the dough up length-wise and cut rolls into approximately 1" slices.
9. Place rolls in a greased 9x13" pan. Cover and let them rise for 30 minutes.
10. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes--be careful not to over-bake!
11. While rolls are baking, combine icing ingredients. Spread over warm rolls.
Store cinnamon rolls in an airtight container.
Adapted from: Our Eating Habits, who found it on Allrecipes