THAT COPYCAT Cinnabon Rolls!
Updated: Sep 16
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Here is the recipe:
Cinnamon Roll Dough
1 cup warm milk (about 115 degrees F)
2 1/2 teaspoons bread yeast* (I use fleishmann’s instant yeast!)
2 large eggs (Preferably at room temperature)
1/3 cup salted and melted butter (I use Land O Lakes!)
1/2 cup granulated sugar ( I use old Dominios granulated Sugar)
1 teaspoon salt ( I use Morton’s pink HImalayan Salt)
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I use Pillsbury flour)
Cinnamon Roll Filling
1/2 cup of melted salted butter (Yep more butter!)
1 cup packed brown sugar (I use domino’s light brown sugar)
2 tablespoons cinnamon ( I use McCormick)
1/2 cup heavy cream of your choice
Cinnamon roll icing
6 ounces cream cheese (softened)
1/3 cup salted butter (softened)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
**When I say a dash, you are “eyeballing” a small amount to place in your recipe. It's what you see fit depending on your taste.**
***Whatever ingredients you have, use it! I am just showing you the products I like and use :-)**
***HOW TO MAKE IT***
Warm up milk in a pot till it heats up to 115 degrees. Use a thermometer to check so you don’t kill the yeast off.
Combine the eggs, butter, dash of cinnamon, 2-3 drops of vanilla extract and sugar and mix well.
If you have a stainless steel bowl, use it! You will see why in a few steps. Now, add the salt, a dash of cinnamon and 4 cups of flour to the mix. Keep some flour on the side for dusting your hands.
Mix up all of the dough in the bowl with a spoon..
Use cooking spray so your dough does not stick in the bowl. Don't have any? Use flour!
Add dough back in the bowl.
Cover the bowl with a damp towel.
Set your oven to 350 degrees for 15 minutes Then turn off the stove and place your bowl in the oven for 20 minutes.
While you're waiting for your dough, make that filling! Mix melted salted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Place on the side until the dough has risen a bit.
Add flour to your hands and your pastry mat. Have it to where you can roll out your whole dough with a rolling pin or press it out with your hands or a cup.
Use a spoon , scoop out a generous amount of filling and spread on top of the cinnamon roll dough.
Have extra flour ready! Sprinkle on hands and begin to roll up the cinnamon roll into a long tube as tightly as possible while sprinkling flour on the mat and your hands if dough gets sticky.
Cut your dough up into 12 pieces and spray the pan with Pam spray to prevent those rolls from sticking.
Use a 9×13 baking pan to place your cinnamon rolls in.
Let them rise again (For another 20 minutes in that warm oven)
Turn the stove on again for 350 degrees for preheating.
Once the preheat is on, cover the cinnamon rolls with that damp towel again and let rise for another 20 minutes.
While you wait, you can make your icing!
Warm up your milk 2 ways, you can either place it in the center of the stove and use the existing heat while you wait for the cinnamon rolls to rise or place it in a pot and heat it up. Do not allow it to boil.
As soon as the rolls are completed, pour this cream evenly in the dish on the bottom.
Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on the cinnamon rolls.
Place in the oven at 375 degrees. You can wait for 20 minutes and check the rolls if you are aiming for that gooey roll. If you want to have them to be more firm, go for the full 27 minutes. Now they may not look cooked, but I assure you, don t put them in longer or they will be too firm!
While waiting, make the yummy frosting!
Mix the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, a dash of cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Once rolls are complete, remove them from the heat COMPLETELY. Off the stove or it will continue to cook!
Allow your cinnamon rolls to cool off.
Add that delicious frosting to your rolls.. If you got extra, you can make cinnamon biscuit rolls and add this frosting too!(this is great if your short on time but need something for a quick breakfast with guests!)
Enjoy with friends, family and a cup of coffee!