Sunday, January 31

Snowy Sweets

Once I heard there was a chance for snow & ice this weekend, I immediately made “snow” plans for a weekend filled with lots of baking and cooking.  Ben offered to bake me a cake as lately I’m always buying slices of cake from the bakery on my grocery shopping trips.  I thought since we had the time and he has become quite the expert with grains and yeast to make home-made cinnamon rolls.IMG_4161As usual I searched for a recipe on and found the #1 Cinnamon Roll recipe with 5 stars and almost 4,000 reviews.  It’s named Clone of Cinnabon and it did not disappoint!  These are not for carb-fat-calorie conscious!  The recipe calls for a bread-machine, so Ben adapted the recipe to use regular yeast, knead the dough in the Kitchen-Aid and let it rise. 

Clone of A Cinnabon

  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 packet yeast


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


  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Mix in the sugar, margarine, salt, and eggs. Add flour and mix well. Knead the dough into a large ball, using the dough hook, occasionally adding flour to prevent sticking. Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. IMG_4172Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. IMG_4180Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. IMG_4184Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). IMG_4186Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving. IMG_4190IMG_4192


Suz said...

those look amazing! I haven't tried making bread yet since getting my Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas. But those look like they would be great reason to try it!

The Johnson's said...

Those rolls look so good! I just might have to try them sometime!!!! Looks like you guys had a great snow weekend!!!