Sweet Treat Tuesday: The Clone of a Cinnabon

Cinnamon Rolls
“The Clone of a Cinnabon

I found a fabulous recipe on AllRecipes.com by Marsha Fernandez on how to clone a Cinnabon! I have no choice, I must share it. Those of you with little or no will power, this is probably not the recipe for you. haha BUT! I am going to show you how to make “mini” cinnamon rolls, too… so just think, half the guilt! 😉

Here is what you will need:

1 cup warm milk (110 degrees)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup margarine, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 tsp bread yeast

1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

1 (3 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt

Ready? Set? Cinnamon Roll!

Dissolve yeast in warm milk in a large mixing bowl.

Mix in sugar, margarine, salt and eggs.

Add flour and mix well.
Knead the dough into a large ball.

Put in bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough doubles in size.
As for the “warm place”… you can be as creative as you want with that. 😉 I used to work in a bakery and know that the best place for bread to rise is in a proofer (think warm, but not hot, and humid). The only warm place in my house is the garage…so I figured what better place then the back of my car, in the garage, to proof my dough? 😉 haha Nevermind my messy car. Find a warm place that works for you. 😉
Meanwhile, make the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

When the dough is ready…

Roll dough into a 16 x 21 inch rectangle.

Spread dough with 1/3 cup of butter.

Sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls.
If you want to make “mini rolls”, unravel a single big roll, cut in half and re-ravel. Easy peasy.
Place rolls in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Once the rolls have raised a bit more… it is time to put them in the oven! Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

While rolls are baking beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt.

Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

Also… if you don’t want a whole batch of cinnamon rolls at one time, freeze the dough! Just put wax or parchment paper down in a dish to separate the layers of rolls and cover.
When you are ready for a roll, bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 400 for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. It is a great idea to double up the recipe and freeze the dough for a special treat on Sunday mornings… or if you have unexpected company… you will always have a warm treat ready to heat and serve!

Great with icing… or plain!

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for more wonderful recipe ideas!!



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