Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sweet Holiday Treat - Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade cinnamon rolls warm from the oven!
When my husband and I first married, I could barely boil water!  But after 13 years of "on the job training", I've become pretty good in the kitchen.  Or, at least no one complains (except when I make lentils!).  One of my husband's favorites are these homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.  He always requests a batch for office parties.  It makes me feel good that he's proud of my kitchen creations. 
Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
for filling:  cinnamon, brown sugar and 2 - 3 tablespoons melted butter
-Dissolve yeast in warm milk {I add 2 tsp of sugar to a measuring cup, pour in the warm milk, then add the yeast.  I allow the yeast to proof for 5 minutes before combining with other ingredients}
-In mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, oil and eggs.  Blend together using paddle attachment.  Add in yeast-milk mixture.  As ingredients begin to incorporate, switch to dough hook attachment to finish the kneading. 
-Place dough in a bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 hour or until dough has doubled. {see tip #3 here for my dough rising technique}
-Roll out dough on floured surface.  Spread melted butter over the dough, then evenly sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
-Working from the long edge, carefully roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
-Cut dough into 1 inch slices and place in lightly greased baking pan.
-Bake for 10 - 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
Cream Cheese Frosting ingredients:
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-Combine frosting ingredients in mixing bowl.  Beat well with electric mixer until fluffy.  Spread generously on warm rolls.

When I'm preparing these rolls for breakfast or hubby's office parties, I assemble the rolls the night before, refrigerate overnight and bake the next morning.  Ensuring they will be delivered to his office nice and warm!
Mary Ellen


  1. Those look delicious! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Oh, how delicious looking! I`m now off to make myself some for Christmas eve breakfast.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Dear Mary Ellen.
    This recipe is divine! A total winner! I shall now include this into my Culinary Delights page on my blog and give reference to you as well.
    The rolls I had made earlier turned out fabulous, even so I did forget to put the two
    eggs into the dough mix. The rolls will be much appreciated by my family tomorrow morning.
    Happy Christmas!

    1. Thanks, Sarina! Have a Merry Christmas!

      Mary Ellen