Quick, Easy and Delicious Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. This is a wonderful way to get those kids baking in the kitchen to help make Mom a simple and delicious breakfast.  Add some berries (we are off to pick more strawberries today) and you’re done.  Dad can do this with the kids. Ok, Mom can just go ahead and make them too.  Either way, make them and you will NOT be disappointed.  I made these with the help of my 2 year old.  From start to finish this took a little over an hour.  It seemed like the process was so fast that we didn’t even have time to make a disaster out of the kitchen.

Start by adding 1 cup of milk to a larger measuring cup.  Heat to warm in the microwave. This will take about 45 seconds.  Once removed, add in 2 packets of quick rise yeast and sugar. Stir to combine (a whisk works remarkably well).  Let sit for about 3 minutes.  When the mixture begins to froth like the 3rd picture, you are ready to go.

If you own a stand mixer, bring that out and attach your dough hook.  To the stand mixer add flour, sugar and salt.  Turn the hook on and stir well.  Once these ingredients are combined, add in the milk mixture and turn on low.  Slowly add in egg and oil.  Knead on low for about 5 minutes.  You’ll want the dough to start pulling from the bowl.  There will be small amounts that stick. If your dough is too sticky (some stick is perfectly normal) then add additional flour; one teaspoon at a time until you reach the correct consistency.  Once the dough is done, let sit in bowl for about 5 minutes to allow the gluten to rest.

While the dough is resting, make your filling. Mix together softened butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Once dough has rested, remove from the bowl and place on floured surface. Roll out to about an 18×20 inch rectangle.  Cover with butter mixture (rubbing with hands works best) and roll up.

Using a serrated or sharp knife, cut into 1 1/2 in. pieces and place on parchment paper baking dish or baking sheet.  Bake for about 20-22 minutes on 350°F.

Remove from the oven, ice the cinnamon rolls and serve warm.

Recipe adapted from Lauren’s Latest

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Quick, Easy and Delicious Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Servings
-18 cinnamon rolls
Ingredients
Dough Recipe
Cinnamon Roll Filling
Cream Cheese Frosting
Servings
-18 cinnamon rolls
Ingredients
Dough Recipe
Cinnamon Roll Filling
Cream Cheese Frosting
Instructions
  1. In a large measuring cup, add 1 cup milk and put in microwave for about 45 seconds to get warm. Remove from microwave and add yeast and 1 tsp sugar and stir well. Allow for the yeast to bloom in the mixture for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a stand mixing bowl, add in 4 cups flour, the rest of the sugar and salt. With dough hook, turn the mixer on low and stir well. Once the milk mixture has bloomed, leave the mixer on low speed and slowly add the mixture. Once it has started to combine, add in egg and oil. Once the ingredients are combined, turn the mixer up to medium low and allow to knead for about 5 minutes. The dough should be sticky but should be pulling away from the sides and bottom of the bowl. If this is not happening, add in more flour about 1 TBS at a time. When done, allow the dough to rest in the bowl for about 5 minutes while you make the filling.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. For the filling, add softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to a bowl and mix well with fork or spoon.
  5. Once dough has rested, roll in floured surface until this reaches around 18 x 20 in.
  6. With hands, add the cinnamon sugar mixture and spread over the dough and roll. With a serrated knife, cut each roll into 1 - 1 1/2 inch pieces and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  8. While baking, make the cream cheese frosting. Add all ingredients to stand mixer and mix completely for about 3 minutes.
  9. When you remove rolls from oven, let cool for about 3 minutes and then evenly distribute the frosting on top of the cinnamon rolls.
  10. Serve cinnamon rolls warm.
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