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CINNAMON ROLLS

These made from scratch Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect start to any day
Course: Breads, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon rolls, made from scratch
Author: Debbie

Ingredients

BREAD DOUGH

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups bread flour

CINNAMON ROLL FILLING

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature

CINNAMON ROLL TOPPING

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons Half n Half or milk add just enough to make a pourable consistency
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

BREAD DOUGH

  • To a measuring cup or medium bowl, add the warm water, yeast, egg, oil, and sugar. Stir and allow to sit for 10 minutes until the yeast is activated.
  • Transfer the yeast mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add 3 cups of the flour and stir well.
  • Add the salt and additional flour in small amounts and mix until a soft ball is formed and it pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Do not add too much flour or you will have a dry dough.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. When pressed with your finger it should spring back.
  • Add 1-2 teaspoons of oil to your mixing bowl. Place the dough in the bowl turning over once to coat the dough. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise until double in size.
  • When the dough has doubled in size, place it on a lightly floured surface and roll out until it is about 1/2 inch thick. You can roll it in either a circle or a rectangle.

CINNAMON ROLL FILLING

  • Mix the sugars together in a small bowl.
  • Spread the butter evenly over the rolled out bread dough.
  • Sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the dough.
  • Beginning on one end, tightly roll the dough into a cigar shape. Cut into one-inch slices and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30-35 minutes until they are golden brown.

CINNAMON ROLL TOPPING

  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Drizzle over the warm cinnamon rolls.