Saturday, March 7, 2015

Mary's Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

Soon after we were married some friends invited us over to play games one evening and they served these cinnamon rolls. They were I have made this recipe ever since. We live 3 hours from the temple so we get to make a family day trip of it several times a year. We always start the day off with these yummy babies. It is a happy tradition.

1 T yeast
1 c warm milk
1/2 sugar
1 t. salt
2 eggs
1/3 c. melted butter or margarine (The original recipe called for margarine. I like to use butter.)
4 c. flour

1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 c brown sugar
2 1/2 t. cinnamon

8 T butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. cream cheese (2 oz.)
1/2 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt

Dissolve yeast and warm milk in a bowl. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Add sugar, salt, eggs, butter and flour. Mix well. Knead on counter for a minute (I let my Bosch knead it for a couple of minutes). Rise on counter for an hour.
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside.

Beat all frosting ingredients together until fluffy and until the color is more white than yellow.
After 1 hour roll dough out in a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. I find it is pretty sticky so I need to put flour on my counter and on my rolling pin. Spread 1/3 cup butter on dough with a knife (I do about half that and it still tastes amazing). Sprinkle brown sugar/cinnamon mix on top. Start on a long side of the dough and roll it up so it makes one long skinny roll. Use yarn, thread or floss and slide it under the roll about 3/4 inches down then hold both ends of the thread and pull up. It will slice through the dough. Put on a greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Repeat until it has all been sliced and put on the pan.

Bake at 400 for 10-14 minutes until light brown on top.

Frost and serve hot or cold. We like them nice and warm. Mmm.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

YUM. I want to try this!