I just made these and they're tasty. Mostly, I'm surprised by how PERFECT the directions are. Usually, you have to tweak or go by instinct with a recipe but this one is SPOT ON in terms of timing and quantities.
The only thing I didn't like was the frosting, WOW was it thick and powerfully sweet, but that's just a matter of taste, I suspect.
One note for rookie bakers: when the dough comes out of the bread machine, the gluten has seized from kneading. I couldn't figure out why the dough wouldn't roll out for me, it would just spring back into a ball. I looked it up and let it rest for 30-40minutes and I was able to roll it out just fine when I came back. FYI!
This is another great icing recipe that would compliment your cinnamon rolls. ICING 8 tablespoons margarine 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup cream cheese 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon salt
Besides making the best cinnamon rolls ever, I find that the dough is extremely versatile. I've used the same dough recipe to make coconut rolls (coconut filling: grated coconut, sugar and milk boiled down to make a thick filling), added chopped pineapple to it to make pina colada rolls. I've even made jalapeno cheese rolls with chopped jalapenos, red onions, red and yellow bell peppers and Sargento brand shredded 6-Cheeses (or something like that).
I can't bake fast enough the way they're gobbled up by my big family! I even cut the dough into rectanges, and wrapped them around all-beef franks with ketchup and butter. Praises all around for these too!
I was wondering if I could add a little cinnamon to the dough... so I reasearched an found information regarding the result of adding it to a yeast dough: "QUESTION: I always like to add extra cinnamon to my yeasted Cinnamon Roll Recipe. Is there a limit ? ANSWER: YES! Cinnamon has a direct effect on the yeast activity and in large quantities it will stop fermentation completely. Keep high percentages of cinnamon out of the dough itself and in fillings where it can have only limited effect on the yeast activity. Use only 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per cup flour in a recipe. " Thought that might be helpful for some other people. These are GREAT and I am making them for the third time in 4 days! My kids love them!
This recipe turned out so delicious! This was my first attempt at making homemade cinnamon rolls, so I just followed the recipe as is (except for the icing). They were so soft, fluffy and melt in your mouth delicious! And I can't believe how big they turned out. Way better than canned rolls and I even thought they were better than Cinnabon. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
Excellent, a very light delicious treat (texture wise of course). I used 1/2 brown sugar, bourbon vanilla, and a bit more cinnamon for a rich flavor. I also added a thick cream cheese icing. My family absolutely loved them. My 9 year old said she was going to marry hers.
Wow, I had given up on cinnamon rolls because the first recipe I had tried (another very popular highly rated one) hadn't turned out well for me, despite several attempts. Warily I decided to give sweet buns another go, this recipe appealed to me because it was quite a bit lower in sugar and fat then other ones I perused. But the taste...phenomenal! I even skipped the frosting all together and didn't miss it. The dough rolled out easily for me and rose up no problem. I will try next time using half whole wheat flour and chopped pecans. Thanks for making me fall in love with my bread machine again!
These are amazing! I didn't change much, except for some reason they cooked in only ten minutes. I made them to take to work, but... I might have to make more, because I don't think they'll last through the night.
This is my first time making cinnamon rolls, but it certainly won't be the last! Followed the recipe verbatim, putting it in the fridge overnight and making for my very happy familyi this morning. I'll probably cut back on the filling next time or else roll it out bigger than the 9x9 as a LOT of cinnamon-sugar ended up all over my cutting board. Easy and delicious. Think I'll do these again for Christmas morning! Thanks for sharing
Amazing taste - super easy - a huge hit at our house! Followed recipe exactly and put in fridge overnight. I won't be buying canned ones EVER again!! Thanks for posting this great recipe!!