Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by mitziadelle
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 24 rolls
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • To make the dough:
  • mix together 2 cups flour and salt, set aside.
  • mix warm water, sugar, and yeast in a 2 cup measuring cup and set in a warm place for about 10 minutes (slightly warm oven works well) or until frothy.
  • heat the milk and ½ cup of the butter in microwave until butter is melted, stirring occasionally.
  • pour milk mixture into the flour mixture and beat until smooth (stand mixer works best).
  • add the yeast mixture and ½ teaspoon of vanilla and continue beating.
  • add egg and 1 cup flour and beat for another 2 minutes.
  • switch beater tool on stand mixer to dough hook.
  • gradually add enough flour to make a soft dough (another cup or two) it will be slightly sticky and spongy.
  • knead dough, cover and rest in bowl in warm oven for 20 minutes.
  • when dough has risen, roll out into a rectangle, approx ¼ inch thick.
  • spread melted butter over top, leave a ½ inch border all the way around.
  • to make the filling:
  • combine brown sugar and cinnamon, increase amounts if necessary to cover the area.
  • sprinkle filling over the butter, leaving the ½ inch border.
  • roll the dough from the long side, keeping it as tight as possible.
  • when you get to the end, pinch the dough along the edge to seal.
  • cut into 24 rounds, using a strong thread (slide underneath roll and “cross” thread to cut dough).
  • place rolls on a greased pan (I use stoneware and grease lightly with coconut oil) and bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • let cool slightly, then top with glaze.
  • to make glaze:
  • combine powdered sugar, about 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, hot water and stir until smooth.