Sunday, January 20, 2008

Yummy, yummy Cinnamon Rolls....mmMMmm!

Reminiscent of a favorite stop at the mall...

Sweet Rolls

3 ½ -4 cups Flour
1 package active dry Yeast
1 cup Milk
¼ cup Sugar
¼ cup Margarine
½ teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs

In large mixer bowl combine 2 cups of flour and the yeast. In saucepan heat the milk, sugar, margarine, and salt just till the mixture is warm (115˚ to 120˚) and margarine is almost melted, stirring constantly. [If too hot cool down] Add to flour mixture in mixer bowl; add eggs.

Beat at low speed of electric mixer for ½ minute, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Continue to knead and add enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that feels smooth and elastic. (8 to 10 minutes). Knead dough on hook for an additional 10 minutes. Shape into ball. Cover; set raise in a warm place till double (20-25 minutes).


Cinnamon Filling

1 cup Light Brown Sugar
5 Tablespoons Cinnamon

½ cup Margarine, melted


Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll part of the Dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle. Brush dough with the melted margarine; sprinkle sugar mixture on margarine. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from long side; seal seam. Slice into rolls. (I find it easier to use Dental Floss, but I don't really have a great knife.) Place rolls, cut side down, on greased baking pan or cookie sheet. Let rise until doubled, about 35 minutes.

Bake 350˚ for 15 to 18 minutes. Top with Frosting when cooled.

1x makes 12 BIG rolls (that's what I like), or 18-24 smaller rolls (if you're lucky).


****Whipped CREAM CHEESE FROSTING****

The crowning glory that truly sets this recipe apart from all others.

4 oz. Cream Cheese
½ cup Margarine
1 ¾ cups Powder Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla


Place cream cheese and margarine in a mixing bowl and let them sit for 30 minutes, (so they are not too cold). Mix for 6 minutes at low speed. [If you have a KitchenAid mixer use paddle beater and mix on #2 setting.]

Switch to the Whip beaters and whip the Cream Cheese mixture for another 10 minutes at medium speed [or #6 on the KitchenAid].

Add 1 cup of the powder sugar and whip for 1 minute. Then add the remaining ¾ cup of powder sugar and whip for another minute.

Add the Vanilla and whip for 1 more minute.


Once the Cinnamon Rolls have cooled...Top with Frosting. YUM!!!

5 comments:

Jenni said...

These were so darn good at the swap!! Yummmmm! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Deb said...

you're making me hungry.... :)

amberacottrell said...

Dang!! I can't believe I wasn't able to make it to the swap. Those look so so good I wish I could have had one. Great job.

Scarlett said...

THESE WERE SOOOO GOOD! That's a lot coming from me. I don't like sweets much but these I even totally loved. I still only ate 1/2 of one but it was a fabulous 1/2. My favorite part was the smooth frosting or topping. That was even better than the ones you get from that store.

On the other hand, my kids ABSOLUTELY no doubt loved these, enough to sneak them upstairs (that was totally embarrassing and cute at the same time) I will have to bite the bullet and make sweets like this one very soon. I think this could potentially make me a very popular mom around here. Thanks so much for sharing such a great recipe.

Brenda said...

yummy! I want to try them!!