Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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This Homemade Cinnamon Roll recipe is SO easy!!  Plus, you can use the same recipe to make bread!  If fact, I usually do both.  And, start to finish it takes less than 2.5 hours!  Bonus: there is no kneading of the bread dough!

Cinnamon Rolls

For a picture tutorial of how to get the dough, check out the No Knead Bread Recipe.

  1. Once you get the dough made, place it on a floured counter and roll it out until 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick (I usually do this in two batches, my counter isn’t big enough to do it all in one… Or I make 1/2 bread and 1/ cinnamon rolls)
  2. Slice butter into 1/4 in thick patties, and place on dough
  3. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle all of it over dough (should be pretty thick)
  4. Roll up dough, and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  5. Place in greased baking pan

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Ingredients

  • For Dough

  • 5 Cups hot water (hotter than bathwater, but not scalding)
  • 4 Tablespoons of yeast
  • 1 Cup oil
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 8-10 Cups of flour (plus extra for rolling dough out)
  • For Cinnamon Mixture

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon
  • For Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. For Dough

  2. Add 5 cups hot water to a HUGE bowl
  3. Sprinkle 4 TBSP yeast (Dry Active, not Quick Rising) into the water
  4. Add 1 cup oil
  5. Sprinkle 6 TBSP Sugar over yeast water to activate it.
  6. Wait until it gets all bubbly
  7. Add 2 TBSP salt
  8. Add 6 cups of flour, and stir until well blended, then add flour a cup at a time for 3 more cups, then 1/2 cup at a time until a sticky ball forms. It will take between 9 and 10 cups of flour
  9. Cover and wait 10 minutes.
  10. Stir around the bowl once, digging from the bottom and folding it over onto the middle. Cover and wait 10 minutes (for a total of 6 stirs)
  11. For Cinnamon Rolls

  12. Place dough on floured counter and roll it out until 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick (I usually do this in two batches, my counter isn't big enough
  13. Slice butter into 1/4 in thick patties, and place on dough
  14. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle all of it over dough (should be pretty thick)
  15. Roll up dough and cut into 1/2 to 1 inch thick slices.
  16. Place in greased baking dish
  17. Let rise 30 minutes. While it is rising, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. (mine takes 10 minutes, so I turn it on after the rolls have risen for 20 minutes)
  18. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  19. Frosting

  20. Mix Cream Cheese and butter until well combined
  21. Add Sugar and vanilla and mix well
  22. Stir in milk until you get your desired consistency (a little goes a long way)
  23. Frost cooled cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

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