Mmmmm……cinnamon rolls! Do I really need to say more? I mean, who doesn’t like them? Especially when they’re slathered with cream cheese glaze.
They do take a bit of time to make, but I have to say, it’s totally worth the effort. Plus, a lot of the time is hands off while you’re waiting for the dough to rise and then while they bake. And of course, while they’re baking, your house smells like one big cinnamon roll!
So next weekend, why don’t you spend some time in the kitchen and treat yourself to these beauties? You won’t regret it!
- 1/ 2 cup warm water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 5 tsp yeast (2 packages)
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 6 cups flour, plus 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1tbsp cinnamon
- 8 oz cream cheese (I used reduced fat, somehow it made this feel healthier?), softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4-6 tbsp milk
Mix 1/2 cup warm water, 1 tsp sugar and yeast together in a glass measuring cup and set aside to rise.
Mix remaining water, sugar, oil, salt and eggs together.
Add 3 cups of flour and mix with a mixer until smooth.
Add yeast when its risen to the top of the cup. ( the yeast gets really bubbly and expands while it sits)
Add 1 more cup of flour still using mixer.
Add last 2 cups of flour and mix with a spoon or the dough hook of your mixer, do not over mix.