Life with the short people

Yummy easy cinnamon rolls September 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — dianneavery @ 9:11 am

My daughter and I have weekly “girls day” at Cinnabon.  Yes, I know, not exactly a healthy date, but I’m addicted.  When I walked into the mall I can smell them calling me.  Anyone old enough to remember Fred Flintstone floating through the air following smells of food?  That how I feel at malls with Cinnabons.  It’s joyful and horrible all at the same time.  So I got the idea of googling the recipe and giving it a shot.  I found the following.

Ingredients

* 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
* 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
*
* 1 cup brown sugar, packed
* 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
* 1/3 cup butter, softened

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

Put the first seven ingredients in your machine according to it’s directions.  When the dough is ready role it into a rectangle shape on your counter top.  I really really love the cinnamon buttery goodness that is in Cinnabon so I used a little extra brown sugar and doubled the cinnamon.  After you have rolled out the dough, spread the melted butter on the surface saving a little to put on the bottom of your pan.

Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon and spread it evenly on the dough. I put some on the bottom of the pan as well. The recipe didn’t call for that either, but how can that be bad????

Then the fun part.  Start rolling.  I made the mistake of not putting enough flour on my surface so this was a bit stickier than it needed to be but it wasn’t bad.

Here’s how my pan looked, I had to taste this a few more times than was likely necessary.

Then start cutting and placing in the pan.

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