Recipe Swap: Cinnamon Rolls

I just can't get over how tired I am lately. Everything from blogging to housework has seriously suffered. I'm not even gonna put up the linky button for the Recipe Swap because I'm that exhausted. (Click the button on the sidebar or use the link over there to go The Natural Mommy to see the other fabulous bread machine recipes.)

I'm not too lazy to share my contribution for the week. It's technically a bread machine recipe, as it does utilize said appliance. However, it must be rolled out, filled, and sliced before baking. But I must say, it is so worth it. These are probably the most amazing, melt-in-your-mouth goodies I've ever baked. I only bake half, and freeze the extra cinnamon rolls for future Saturdays, when I'm feeling as lazy and drained as I am today.

Clone of a Cinnabon
From Allrecipes


* 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
* 2 eggs, room temperature
* 1/3 cup margarine, melted
* 4 1/2 cups bread flour (I use all-purpose, with fantastic results)
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

* 1 cup brown sugar, packed
* 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
* 1/3 cup butter, softened

* 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/8 teaspoon salt


1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
2. 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.
3. Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place 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).
4. Bake 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.

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