One of the greatest gifts I’ve received is a bread machine, which I didn’t think I’d ever use. I allowed this machine to sit on my counter for months on end before I was finally asked to put it away or use it. Being as stubborn as I am, I decided that it was time to get some use out of the machine and started looking up some great recipes.
I’ve always been a big fan of cinnamon rolls, especially when it comes to those ones that you get from a certain chain store that you can find in shopping malls. Instead of fighting the crowds at the food court, I decided to bring that smell and those delicious rolls into my own home. It was an amazing experience to have that smell wafting through the house.
If you have a bread machine, don’t just let it sit around collecting dust! Instead, follow this easy recipe so that you can make your own delicious cinnamon rolls that are sure to please! There’s plenty to go around for everyone, which is why these cinnamon rolls have become a Sunday morning tradition in our home.
It does take a little bit of time to get the rolls finished at about three hours, but that smell makes the time go so much faster. Here’s the easy to follow recipe so that you can turn your kitchen into a food court. Enjoy, and make sure that you’re following the directions closely as there are some ingredients that we’ll have to use twice!
Preparation Time: 3 Hours
Serves: 12 People
Nutrition (Per Serving):
Fat: 25 g
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrates: 63 g
Sodium: 380 mg
Cholesterol: 0 g
What You’ll Need:
- 2 Eggs at Room Temperature
- 1 Cup of Warm Milk
- ⅓ Cup of Melted Margarine
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
- 4 ½ Cups of Bread Flour
- 2 ½ Teaspoons of Bread Machine Yeast
- ½ Cup of White Sugar
- 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 2 ½ Tablespoons of Ground Cinnamon
- ½ Cup of Softened Butter
- Additional ¼ Cup of Softened Butter
- 1 Package (3 Ounces) of Softened Cream Cheese
- 1 ½ Cups of Confectioners’ Sugar
- Additional ⅛ Teaspoon of Salt
- ½ Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- We get started by turning our attention to the bread machine. The order of your ingredients will vary depending on your machine, though generally you’ll add in any liquid first, followed by the dry ingredients and then the yeast last. In the bread machine, you’ll add in two eggs, a cup of warm milk, ⅓ cup of melted margarine, a teaspoon of salt, four and a half cups of bread flour and two and a half teaspoons of yeast.
- Select the dough cycle and press start on the machine. While the dough is being prepared, take out a small bowl. In the bowl, mix together your cup of brown sugar and two and a half teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
- Once the dough has doubled in size in your bread machine, turn it out onto a surface that was lightly covered in flour. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes until ready.
- From there, arrange your dough into a large rectangle, which should be 16×21 inches. Spread the dough with a third of a cup of butter and then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture evenly on the dough. Now, you can roll up the dough and cut it into 12 even rolls.
- We’ll now prepare the oven for baking our cinnamon rolls, preheating the oven to 400 degrees. While it’s warming up, take out a 9×13 inch baking pan, lightly greasing it, and then placing the 12 rolls onto the pan. Cover the rolls until they have risen to about twice their original size, which takes around 30 minutes.
- After they’ve risen, place the pan with the rolls into the oven. It should take about 15 minutes until they’ve finished, but you’ll know they’re done when they’ve turned a golden brown.
- In the 15 minutes that the rolls are baking, take the time to beat together a package of cream cheese with a quarter cup of butter, a half teaspoon of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and one and a half cups of confectioners’ sugar. This will create your frosting. When the rolls are finished, spread the frosting evenly on your rolls.
- Allow them to cool off for just a minute or two, as you don’t want the rolls to get too stiff! The sooner you eat them, the better, as warm and gooey cinnamon rolls can’t be beat! It’s great for a big group as you’ll have 12 good sized rolls!