This recipe is not so good for me, but it is OH-SO-GOOD to me!!! Let me just say, that if you have a bread machine, you have GOT to make these! If you don’t have a bread machine, you need to go out and get one. We LOVE this recipe and it is SOOOO easy to make!
Let me start by saying that I found this recipe over at AllRecipes.com. It is called Clone of a Cinnabon (though, my kids fondly refer to them as the “super, sticky, cinnamon buns) and it was submitted by Marsha Fernandez. Thank you so much Ms. Marsha for this awesome recipe. So, you can head over to AllRecipes and check it out or you can follow the directions here. I have only made a few changes and I will highlight them in italics.
INGREDIENTS (for the dough):1 cup warm milk
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup margarine, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast (regular yeast seems to work just fine)
INGREDIENTS (for the cinnamon mixture):
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened
INGREDIENTS (for frosting):
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. (I just let the dough sit in the pan for awhile after the cycle is over rather than letting it rest on a floured surface.)
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
Roll dough into a 16×21 inch rectangle. (I use Pam to spray the surface that I roll the dough on.)
Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan.
Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. (I usually make mine in the evenings and I let them rise overnight in the refrigerator so I can just pop them in the oven in the morning.)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt. (I have made this frosting, which is great, but I have also just used some store-bought cream cheese frosting.) Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.
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