Friday, January 28, 2011

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls (Copycat)

The one thing I really loved about Ft. Gordon (among other things) was that there were Cinnabons EVERYWHERE. Ft. Drum has Dunkin' Donuts...blehhhh. I miss Cinnabon a bunch. Here's how I coped with my broken heart:

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls {Copycat} | Make your own ooey gooey delicious Cinnabon rolls at home! #copycat #breakfast

What you need:
  • 1 pkg. dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk, warm
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 8 tbsp. margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk. Add sugar, margarine, salt, eggs and flour.

Mix well until a dough is formed.

Knead gently into a large ball on a lightly floured surface.

Put dough in a bowl (I used the same one I mixed it up in), cover and let rise in a warm place for one hour or until it has doubled.

Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into a 21 by 16 inch rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.

For Filling: I didn't soften my butter. By the way, I don't do the whole margarine thing. So I melted my butter down. Spread the melted butter onto the dough. Also...this is about the time you want to get that oven preheated to 400 degrees.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon for filling.

Sprinkle evenly over the buttered dough.

From the long end, roll the dough up tightly.

Pinch the seams.

Cut into 1 3/4 inch slices.

Place in a lightly greased baking pan. I used the rest of my melted butter. I had a lot of butter! Let rise for an hour, uncovered. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. I had to cook mine for 15 or more minutes. I didn't time them, just kept an eye on them.

To make icing: combine ingredients and beat with a mixer until fluffy.

When the rolls are done, spread the icing on top of the rolls.

Recipe Courtesy member Lightly Toasted

Made this recipe again on 10/19/2011 - it turned out much better using my Kitchenaid Mixer. They are DEAD ON!

This was recreated by Life on Food for September 2013 SRC {here}


Simply Good: Cooking with Rebecca said...

We have homemade cinnamon rolls every christmas morning but I haven't' found a recipe I love yet, I think I will try this one this year. Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh, you had me at cinnabon. I love them. Thanks for the recipe! I'd love for you to come over to my linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesday sometime.:)