There is nothing more enticing than a pan of homemade cinnamon rolls waiting to be dug into. Is there?
Gooey Cinnamon Rolls
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. instant yeast
1 c. warm water
1 egg, beaten
4 c. all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 stick of butter, softened
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. milk
In a medium sized saucepan, add butter, milk, salt, and sugar. Heat until butter has melted. Remove from the burner and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, add 2 cups of flour, yeast, and water. Add egg and milk mixture to the flour; mix thoroughly. Add remaining flour ensuring all ingredients are mixed completely.
Place the dough on a moderately floured surface. Knead until dough is no longer sticky – use more flour if necessary by adding about a tablespoon or two at a time. Place dough into a large greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow dough to double in size; about 1 hour.
Once dough has risen, place on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper about 15”x20” in size. Punch dough down and roll into a rectangular shape – the size of the paper. Brush softened butter on dough, sprinkle with prepared sugar & cinnamon mixture. Roll dough into a log starting on the longest side of the rectangle. Cut 1” slices and place in a greased 8”x13” baking pan.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for about 20-22 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool before drizzling icing on top.