There is something about making cinnamon buns that is just so satisfying. A work of love, these save you some of the labor by using a bread machine to make the dough. Once the dough is made, this recipe comes together in no time. As the rolls start to bake in the oven, your whole house will smell amazing. But warning, once they are all iced up they’ll be gone within minutes, they are just that good!
12 servings/ 20 mins prep / 2½ hours total time
¾ cup warm milk
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp salt
3 cups bread flour
2¼ tsp yeast
¾ cup brown sugar
1½ tsps cinnamon
¼ cup butter, softened, or margarine
½ cup of cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp butter, softened
¾ cup icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
Warm your milk in the microwave so it is as warm as bath water (for me this is 1 minute in the microwave). Transfer the milk in a bowl along with your cooled melted butter and room temp egg.
Add your liquid mixture (eggs, butter, milk) to the bread machine bowl, followed by the sugar and salt. Next add the bread flour and top with the yeast.
Place the breach machine bowl into the machine and set the machine on the dough setting.
In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.
Once the dough setting has completed, transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out the dough into a 14×9 inch rectangle.
Spread softened butter/margarine all over the dough and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the buttered dough.
Tightly roll up the dough and cut into 12 evenly pieces. Place the cinnamon rolls in a baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap and warm towel and let rise for 30 mins.
Preheat oven to 350 °F. Remove towel and plastic wrap and bake the cinnamon rolls for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes.
While the cinnamon rolls are cooling, make the frosting. Using an electric mixer, in a bowl combine the cream and butter to mix them evenly. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth and fluffy.
Spread over the cinnamon rolls and serve immediately and enjoy!
Note: you can use normal all purpose flour, I just find that when you use all purpose flour the cinnamon rolls are not as fluffy and soft as when I use bread flour.