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 unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened or melted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  1. For the cinnamon rolls: Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk. 
  2. Add sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour. 
  3. Mix well until a dough is formed.
  4. Knead gently into a large ball on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Put dough in a bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled.
  6. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface into a 21x16-inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  7. For the filling: Spread butter onto dough.
  8. Mix together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the top of the butter.
  9. From the long end, tightly roll up the dough. Pinch at the seam to seal.
  10. Slice into 1 3/4-inch thick slices.
  11. Place into a lightly greased baking pan. Let rise, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  12. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. For the icing: beat together all ingredients until fluffy.
  14. Spread on top of warm rolls.
Recipe from Food
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.:)