The smell and sight of cinnamon rolls are so inviting! Just one whiff of the sweet, frosted, and melted cinnamon offers you complete bliss. Now, you can make these treats in the comfort of your home with this delicious recipe.
For the dough, you will need, 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed, 2 teaspoons instant yeast, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, cold, 2 eggs, and 1 cup milk.
To make the frosting, get 4 tablespoons butter, melted, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
To create the icing gather 4 tablespoons butter, softened, 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened, and 1-1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted.
Now for the directions. Combine flour, yeast, salt, sugar, and butter in a food processor, and pulse the machine to cut butter throughout the flour. Then you will add eggs and pulse a few more times. While the machine is running, slowly pour in 3/4 cup milk and process for about 30 seconds. You will need to add more milk, if necessary, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a slightly sticky ball. If the dough appears too wet, add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time.
Next turn the dough out onto floured work surface, and knead by hand for about 5 minutes. Form a smooth, round dough ball, return it to the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise in a warm area for 1 to 2 hours, or until it doubles in size.
Next, preheat the oven to 350°F. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter, and use a pastry brush to apply the butter to the insides of a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish. In a separate bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon, and set aside.
Now for the fun part; place the dough on a floured surface, and roll out until it is 1/4-inch thick. Using the pastry brush, liberally apply melted butter all over the top. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the dough, leaving 1/4-inch borders without sugar. Spread sugar evenly over the dough using a plastic bowl scraper, and then press it into the dough using a fork. Use a bowl scraper to help you roll the dough into a tight log, and slice it into 20 pieces (about 1/2-inch thick).
Transfer dough pieces with bowl scraper and place them cut side up into the prepared baking dish. When that is complete, apply remaining melted butter on top of the dough with a pastry brush. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until dough begins to turn golden brown on top.
Whip butter and cream cheese together in a mixer, and then add powdered sugar, and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Pour icing over hot cinnamon rolls, and use a spatula to spread icing over cinnamon rolls. Serve immediately.