Ooey Gooey Perfect Cinnamon Rolls
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Serves: 12
 
Ooey Gooey Perfect Cinnamon Rolls
Ingredients
  • Cinnamon Rolls:
  • 3 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • Frosting:
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • ⅛ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Start by heating half your milk over medium heat on the stove. Heat it to a simmer, then pour it into a small bowl with the other half of your milk, so it comes to 110 degrees F. Add your yeast to the warm milk with a couple pinches of sugar, whisk it, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. While the yeast is dissolving, add your butter, sugar, salt, eggs, and flour to your stand mixer with the mixing hook and combine.
  3. Then switch the dough hook, and when your yeast's 5 minutes are up, add the milk/yeast to the mixer and mix.
  4. Then cover your bowl with a towel and let the dough rise for 1 hour.
  5. When the dough is done rising, roll it out n a lightly covered surface to about the size of 16-18" x 12" at ¼" thick.
  6. Then combine your butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon in a bowl and mix, then spread the mixture over our dough, leaving a 1" frame all around the dough.
  7. Next, take the far long edge of your dough and roll it towards you and the bottom edge.
  8. Grease your pan.
  9. Then slice the roll into 1½" slices using a knife or a piece of floss (I used floss, it was EASY! (and minty.) and add the rolls to your pan.
  10. Once full, cover your rolls with a towel and let them rise again for 30 minutes.
  11. You might want to set a timer for 15-20 minutes and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for the last 10-15 minutes.
  12. Then bake your cinnamon rolls for 20 minutes.
  13. While the cinnamon rolls are baking, make your frosting by combining all of the frosting ingredients in a stand mixing bowl and whisking until smooth.
  14. Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool a bit, then frost generously and serve.
  15. Enjoy!
  16. Note: prep time does NOT include proofing times.
  17. Note: if you would like dough to be fluffier, add 1 potato (mashed) into the dough.
Recipe by Salty Canary at http://www.saltycanary.com/ooey-gooey-perfect-cinnamon-rolls/