Cinnamon Rolls

Serves: 24
Total Calories: 393


2 tablespoons yeast
1 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
7 to 8 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar (may also use brown sugar)
1/2 cup cinnamon
1/2 cup softened butter
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 stick butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon mexican vanilla extract


In a small bowl mix water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon sugar and set aside to proof. Mix together milk, sugar, melted butter, salt, and eggs. Add yeast mixture and 4 cups of flour to mixture beat until smooth. Stir in more flour until dough comes away from the side and forms a ball. Mix for 8 minutes to knead, you may also knead it by hand. Cover and let rise until it doubles in size.

Roll dough out onto a floured surface into a 15 x 20-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter all over dough and sprinkle with sugar then cinnamon. Roll up dough tightly and cut into about 1 1/2-inch slices using thread or unflavored dental floss. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in buttered 9 x 13-inch pan cover pan and allow to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour. Bake rolls in a 350°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

FROSTING: Mix together last 4 ingredients until smooth and frost when rolls have almost cooled. Yum!

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 24
Total Calories: 393
Calories from Fat: 151

This Cinnamon Rolls recipe is from the Cook'n with Kathy: Desserts Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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