October 16, 2010

Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

My zebra mug is filled to the brim with my favorite amaretto coffee and the sweet smell of cinnamon lingering in the air. Yes, I am still in my jammies. This is my absolute favorite way to do Saturday morning. Lazy, cozy and happy.

My home is full of my very favorite girlfriends, who are in town visiting for the weekend. I wanted to make something special while they were here, so I made the most amazing ooey gooey cinnamon roll recipe.




After trying out several recipes, I've combined my favorite parts and added my own fabulous flair!

Don't be intimidated by this recipe... I've made it easy breazy!

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Ingredients


Dough:

1/4-ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
4 cups all-purpose flour


Filling:

1/3 cup softened butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


Frosting:

1/4 cup softened butter
3 oz. softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
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Dough Directions:


1) In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.

2) In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg.

3)Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture.

4)Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 3-5 minutes.





5) Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

6) Wait until dough has doubled in size and roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.

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Filling Directions


1) Spread melted butter all over dough.

2) Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough.

3) Beginning on the longest side, roll up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

4) Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes.

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Yummy Frosting


1) Beat butter and cream cheese together until blended thoroughly.

2) Add powdered sugar, salt and vanilla.

3) Whip until fluffy.

4) Spread on warm rolls.

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These cinnamon rolls are such a hit! Perfect for holidays, family occasions, and out of town relatives. I've got nothing but amazig compliments with this all-star recipe, so you have to try it out!

This last time, I tripled the recipe, made them as directed and let them rise. I them placed seran wrap directly touching the doughy rolls, covered the whole pan and added the lid and froze them.

All you have to do is move the pan of frozen rolls to the fridge the day before. Take them out 30 minutes before you want to bake them and they come out freshly made! Sounds lke a perfectly domestic way to impress your guests!


Bon Appetit!



13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh those look SO good right now! If I wasn't leaving the house in a few minutes I would be making those!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  2. Those look so delicious!! I could go for one of those right now! Mmmmmmm.

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  3. simply delish!!! I love that you can make them ahead and freeze... that way no big clean up ... you can enjoy your guests.

    How wonderful for your girlfriends that you are an amazing hostess!!! xo HHL

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  4. Those look great!! I have been looking for a good cinnamon roll recipe! Can't wait to try these!!!

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  5. Those sound amazing! My husband would love those. I just might have to make them some morning!

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  6. I'm not the biggest fan of cinnamon rolls but these actually sound pretty darn good! I type this as I too am still in my pj's. : )

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  7. I want to try these but i need to convert the measurements to uk measurements. i love them and never thought about doing them myself.. hmmmm!

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  8. Those look delicious! I love lazy Saturdays!

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  9. Little miss Susie Homemaker :) I love it! Those look so yummy!

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  10. You should know that I just emailed this to myself and can't wait to make it. YUM! And what's better than a house full of girlfriends??

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  11. What a good Saturday morning! Those look great. I love making cinnamon rolls, there is nothing better, mmmm!

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  12. I will be making these as soon as Paul gets back to town. Can't wait!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Yum! I will have to try these sometime soon!!

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