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90-Minute Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

90-Minute Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 rolls

Ingredients

Cinnamon Roll Dough

  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/8 tsp active yeast
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg

Filling

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

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Part 1:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

  2. Warm milk to 110-115 degrees. Add yeast & allow to activate for 5 minutes.

  3. Into a stand mixer add sugar, salt, egg, vanilla, melted butter & milk/yeast combination. Whisk all ingredients together lightly.

  4. Connect the dough hook to the mixer & slowly begin incorporating flour 1/2 cup at a time (medium speed) until sticky dough is seen. 

  5. Lightly grease an oven safe bowl & add dough. Cover with a kitchen towel.

  6. Turn off the oven & place the bowl inside. Allow dough to rise for 30 minutes.

Part 2:

  1. Add softened butter, packed brown sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl and mix. 

  2. When dough is ready, remove from oven. Place on a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/4in thickness.

  3. Spread your softened butter on the dough. Next sprinkle your cinnamon/sugar mixture over top.

  4. Tightly roll your dough lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 1 inch round rolls.

  5. Place rolls onto lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with kitchen towel & allow to rise for 20 minutes. 

Part 3:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

  2. When rolls are ready, place them uncovered into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

  3. While your rolls are baking add powdered sugar, cream cheese, melted butter & vanilla into a bowl. Stir together until frosting is smooth.

  4. Remove rolls from oven & allow to cool for 5 minutes. Apply icing on top, serve & enjoy!