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Cinnamon Rolls

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A sweet treat for a special occasion. These cinnamon rolls are easy to make, but take a few steps and some time for rising. We love them for the holidays, or a special breakfast, such as when we have company. They are also very good to make and give as a homemade gift for someone special.
Ingredients
  Yeast 4 1⁄2 Teaspoon (For Dough)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (heated to 110-115° - For Dough)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Dough)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted (slightly cooled - For Dough)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), warmed (heated to 110-115° - For Dough)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Dough)
  Egg 1 (For Dough)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (For Dough)
  All purpose flour 5 Cup (80 tbs) (4 1/2- 5 cups For Dough)
  Very soft butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Dough topping)
  Brown sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (For Dough topping)
  Cinnamon 2 Tablespoon (For Dough topping)
  Clear butter flavoring 1 Teaspoon (For Frosting)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. For Dough - Dissolve the yeast in the water and add the sugar.
2. Let sit to become foamy.
3. Place the butter, milk, and yeast mixture in a mixing bowl and mix.
4. Slowly add the sugar and the egg. Mix until combined.
5. Add salt and 2 cups of the flour and blend on low until smooth.
6. Add the rest of the flour and mix until it forms a ball.
7. Knead it in the mixer for about 5 minutes.
8. Remove from the mixer and place in a greased bowl and cover the top with plastic wrap.
9. Set it aside and let it double in size for about 90 minutes.
10. For Frosting - Combine the powdered sugar milk and butter flavoring.
11. Stir with a spoon until very smooth and drizzles easily.
12. Grease a baking pan.
13. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

MAKING
14. Remove the mixture from the bowl onto a floured counter and roll it out with a rolling pin.
15. Spread the softened butter over the top of the dough and then sprinkle with brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon.
16. Roll the dough into a log from the long side of the dough.
17. Cut the dough evenly into about 1-1/2" widths.
18. Place in a greased pan.
19. Set aside to rise until double.
20. Place the cinnamon rolls in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and done.
21. Remove from the oven and let cool a bit.

FINALIZING
22. Drizzle frosting onto the slightly cooled cinnamon rolls. The frosting will harden.

SERVING
23. Drizzle some fresh syrup over cinnamon rolls and serve with fresh fruit juice.

TIPS
Dough can be made with a hand mixer or by hand. It will just take a little bit more time and kneading. If you are using a hand mixer or doing this by hand, once the dough forms a ball, turn it out on your counter and knead just a bit, but don't add too much flour. Then just proceed with the recipe.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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