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Friday, November 15, 2013

Heavenly Cinnamon Rolls Recipe: With Melissa

If you read often you are probably beginning to see that I am developing a love for baking.  I do not enjoy baking cookies so much as I like baking breads and rolls.  I love the fact that I can make breads and rolls at any time since they require simple ingredients that I always keep on hand.  Yeast, flour, sugar, salt and you have the basics for almost any type of baked good.

Early in the week my grandparents, parents, and sister all came out for dinner.  I had been needing an excuse to make some cinnamon rolls and I decided that their presence was the perfect one.  I have made cinnamon rolls a few times before, using a recipe that came with my mixer, but I always felt they were not quite right.  Good but not fantastic.  After looking through several recipes I used this one but made a couple changes.

If you think that making cinnamon rolls seems intimidating I know the feeling.  If I can put these together and have them turn out great, then so can you!

You will need:

4-5 cups flour
2 TBS yeast
1 1/4 cup of milk
2TBS oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp salt
1 egg

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnmon ( Just add however much you like.)
1 TBS flour

1 1/2 cup of powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBS butter
1-3 TBS hot water

First we will make our dough.  In a sauce pan over low heat mix the milk, butter, oil and sugar together.  Heat until warm about 120-140 degrees.  In your mixing bowl place 2 cups of flour, yeast and salt.  Stir together so the ingredients are combined.  After your liquid is warm pour it into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients while the mixer is running on low.  Then add the egg and mix until smooth.  Once smooth, continue to add flour until you have a soft dough.  I had to add about 2 1/2 more cups of flour to achieve this.  Cover the dough and let it rise for 45 minutes.

Warming the milk, butter, oil, sugar.

Add the warm liquid to the dry ingredients.

After the dough has risen, flour your work surface well and roll it out into a large rectangle.  I tried to get mine rolled out to about a 1/4 inch thick.  You are ready for your filling now.  Melt the butter, mix in the brown sugar, cinnamon and flour.  Spread it evenly over the rolled out dough.  I found it easiest to you use my clean hands to do this.  Now start at a long edge of the dough and begin rolling it as tightly as you can.  Work slowly and evenly and it should come together pretty easily.  Now slice your rolls off and place them in a greased baking dish.  I sliced my rolls off a little over an inch thick and got a dozen.  Place in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes.  Enjoy as your house smells heavenly!

I have the hardest time making a good rectangle.

Topped with filling.

Sliced and ready to bake.

 To make the glaze melt the butter, add the vanilla and powder sugar. Mix together and then start adding little amounts of hot water until you have the consistency you like.  After the rolls are baked allow them to cool for about 5 minutes and then top them with the glaze.

My family thought these rolls were fantastic!  I made the dough again last night and then rolled them out baking them this morning for breakfast.  My husband said they were the best cinnamon rolls he has ever had.  That is quite a compliment coming from him, he is very honest and not a sweets lover.  My middle girl Emma said, "Momma you are the best cinnamon roll cooker ever!"  I really enjoy baking and it is it even more fun when my family appreciates it too!

It taste heavenly!!!

Add these to your list of recipes to try and let us know when you do!



  1. when you made the night ahead did you just wrap in cling wrap and store overnight in fridge or how did you store it?

  2. Yes I sprayed my cling wrap with cooking spray so the dough wouldn't stick and wrapped it up. Let us know how they turn out. Enjoy!!