My little baker asked if we could whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls today, and so we did! :)
Got to spread on lots and lots of real butter...
Cover the butter with brown sugar and cinnamon...
Roll up the dough, slice it, and stick it in a greased pan to rise for a while... Take a picture of your happy baking assistant, too. :)
Ready to bake...
Looks so good!
While they're in the oven, you can make your frosting...
Fresh out of the oven...
Love the swirls!
But they're not finished 'til they're frosted...
Cinnamon roll perfection... I bet you thought I wasn't going to share the recipe, didn't you?
Lisa's Cinnamon Rolls
1 T. yeast
1 c. warm milk
1/3 c. organic sugar
1/2 c. real butter, softened
1 t. sea salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 c. unbleached white flour
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
3 T. cinnamon
Stir yeast into warm milk; allow to dissolve for five minutes. Pour milk mixture into the bowl of your Kitchen Aid, then add sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and 2 c. of the flour. Mix together using dough hook and slowly add the rest of the flour; allow mixer to "knead" the dough for five minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover; allow to rise until doubled (30-40 minutes).
Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4" thickness; spread softened butter over dough. Sprinkle brown sugar over the buttered dough, then sprinkle on cinnamon. Roll dough into a log, pinch to seal, slice into 12 equal pieces, and place into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover and let rise 40-45 minutes.
Heat oven to 400F, bake for 12-15 minutes until just lightly browned. Allow to cool slightly before spreading with frosting:
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/3 c. butter, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
2 oz. cream cheese
2 T. whipping cream, half & half, or whole milk
1 t. real vanilla
Using an electric mixer, combine frosting ingredients until light and fluffy. Spread on cinnamon rolls.
Linked up at Sweet Tooth Friday & Sweets for a Saturday