Cinnamon Rolls

This Christmas I wanted a bread machine. My great selling point to my husband was that I could bake for me all the time if I had one. They just make things so easy. Well the way to a mans heart is thru his stomach…. So for Christmas I received a bread machine. My all time favorite recipe to use it for thus far is cinnamon rolls. Easy and delicious, who doesn’t love a sweet, portable breakfast?

If you aren’t fortunate enough to own a bread machine, this can be made with out one. You simply have to mix and knead the ingredients for the dough, then allow to rise for an hour. Or use this recipe as an excuse to go buy one 😉

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Dough:

  • 1 beaten egg, at room temperature
  • enough 90 degree (F) water to add to the egg to make 1 1/2 C liquid
  • 1/3 C Oil
  • 1/2 C White sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 C Bread Flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Layer ingredients in bread machine pan as listed. Select your ‘dough’ option and wait….and wait….and wait… Mine takes about 1 1/2 hours or next to forever it seems!

Filling:

  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 3/4 C white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • optional add ins: raisins, pecans, cinnamon pieces

After dough is done with the initial rising, divide it in half. This simply makes it easier to work with and handle. Roll out dough until it is fairly thin, 1/8 inch apprx. Think the thinner it is, the more layers of gooey goodness. Smear half a stick of butter on to rolled dough. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon and sugar. You also want to sprinkle on your add ins now if you are using them. Our favorite is raisins.

Roll dough up slowly to make tight layer. When it is all rolled, make one cut in the middle. Then halve your half, continuing until you have 8 pieces. Place on to a greased jelly roll pan. Do the same steps with the remaining piece of dough.

Let dough rise again for an hour or until doubled in size. More waiting fun….

Once doubled bake in a 350 degree (F) oven for 25-30 minutes. Your house will smell amazing.

Frosting

  • 2 pounds confectioners sugar
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Mix in a stand mixer until combined and creamy. It is a fairly thick frosting. Spread frosting on hot rolls. This lets everything get melty and gooey, the best part! ~Enjoy

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6 thoughts on “Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Just pinned it! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Country Fair Blog Hop! Cna’t wait to see what you share with us for July! Jan @ Tip Garden

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