Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
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Serves: 15 rolls
 
Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ warm milk
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3¾ cup all purpose flour
Filling
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup+2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
Frosting
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine yeast and warm water. Set aside for five minutes.
  2. Add in melted butter, milk, sugar, salt, egg and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add in the flour and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead for five minutes and place into a greased bowl. Cover with a towel and allow dough to rise for 45 minutes.
  5. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and roll out using a rolling pin into a rectangle shape that is about 15 by 9 inches.
  6. Brush dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  7. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  8. Carefully roll the dough into a spiral.
  9. Use a very sharp knife, in a sawing motion, to cut the cinnamon rolls into 2 inch sections.
  10. Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray.
  11. Place cinnamon rolls in baking dish and allow to rise for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  12. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  13. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  14. Make frosting by mixing together powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla.
  15. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool and spread the frosting on top.
  16. Enjoy :)
Recipe by Amanda's Plate at http://www.amandasplate.com/homemade-cinnamon-rolls/