1 T yeast
1 c warm milk
1 t. salt
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.