This cinnamon roll recipe is from a family member so I cannot take any credit for its existence but I can tell you just. how. good. they. are. I have made these rolls dozens of times and will probably never use another recipe!
Because of my blog post title, I cannot get this video clip out of my head! Pretty sure I've found the world's best cinnamon rolls - FOR REAL!
· 1 TB yeast
· 1 cup warm milk
· ½ cup granulated sugar
· 1/3 cup butter, melted
· 1 tsp salt
· 2 eggs
· ¼ cup sour cream
· 4-5 cups bread flour
· 1 cup packed brown sugar
· 2 ½ TB cinnamon
· 1/3 cup margarine, softened
· 1 stick margarine, softened
· 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
· ½ cup cream cheese
· ½ tsp. vanilla extract
· 1/8 tsp. salt
1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Add sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and sour cream and mix well. Add flour until dough is manageable and mix well. With floured hands, knead dough into a ball. Put the dough in a large bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the icing ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Set aside.
4. When the dough is ready, roll it out on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough flat until it is approximately 21 inches long and 16 inches wide. It should be ¼ inch thick. Spread the softened margarine evenly over the surface of the dough and then sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture evenly over the surface. Working carefully from the top (21 inch side), roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
5. Cut the rolled dough into 1½ inch slices and place into greased, round cake pans or pie dishes. You will need 2-3 pans, depending on how many rolls you have. I usually put 6 or 7 rolls in each pan. They need space to rise a little. (I prefer small, round baking dishes as opposed to a large dish because the rolls cook more evenly.) You can let the rolls rise a little more, or you can go ahead and bake them! I have found they rise very well while in the oven!
6. Bake rolls at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Bake until they just turn golden brown. (If you bake them too long, they will be crunchy on the edges. I purposely under-bake mine just a bit and they’re perfect.) Slather with cream cheese icing and enjoy! J
*You can also make these the night before! Prepare as directed and refrigerate the rolls in the pans overnight. Set out for about 1 hour before baking, bake as directed, and enjoy!