Saturday, November 28, 2015

Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Buns

I love coffee. I also love sweet breakfast treats with my coffee and there is nothing better than a warm cinnamon bun. These were a huge hit and didn't last very long. I guess I will be making more soon. Also, be prepared to fight over the leftover icing. 

Cinnabon Cinnamon Bun Copycat Recipe

1 package active dry yeast
1 c warm whole milk
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/3 c butter, softened
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
4 c flour
1 c brown sugar
3 Tbsp cinnamon
1/3 c butter, softened
*Cream Cheese Icing
6 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1/4 c cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

1. In large bowl, dissolve yeast in the milk.
2. Add sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour to mixer bowl and mix together. 
3. Pour yeast mixture in, using a dough hook mix well.
4. Place dough into oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour. It should double in size
5. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 16 by 12 and 1/4 inch thick.
6. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9 inch pie pan or baking sheet.
7. Make filling by combining the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
8. Spread mixture evenly over dough. 
9. From the long edge, roll dough tightly.
10. Cut into 1 1/2 inch slices using fishing line. 
11. Place rolls into prepared pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise for another 30 minutes. 
12. Bake fr 20 minutes or until golden brown.
13. While rolls are baking, make the icing by combining all ingredients with mixer until fluffy.
14. When done spread generously with icing.