Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes 2 full pans of rolls, or 1 pan/1 loaf of bread
Prep Time 20 minutes mins
Cook Time 30 minutes mins
Rising time 1 hour hr 30 minutes mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, breakfast
Calories 492 kcal
- 2 c warm water
- 1 pkg dry yeast
- 1/4 c sugar (or honey)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 5-6 c flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 tbsp butter
- 1-2 c brown sugar
- 2-3 tbsp cinnamon
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 pkg 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 c butter
- 1 lb powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 c of water.
Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on mixture and let mixture get foamy (approx 5-10 min).
Mix 5 c of flour with salt in separate bowl, then add to mix, along with tbsp of softened butter and 1/4 c sugar (or honey), and warm water.
Knead for approx 10 min by had or 5 min if using Kitchen Aid with dough hook.
Form dough into ball and place in a large greased bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
Let rise (proof) until dough is double in size (usually after 1-1.5 hour). This is best in a warm, moist area (see notes).
Punch dough down and split in half.
Roll one 1/2 out on floured surface, making a long rectangular shape (or oval).
Spread soft butter over the entire surface of your rolled dough.
Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the entire buttered surface of your dough (the more brown sugar, the gooier the rolls will be).
Let other 1/2 rise a second time, punch down, and shape into loaf to make bread, or repeat the same process for creating rolls for a second pan.
Roll the dough into a long "log" and cut log into 2" slices. Place sliced dough into a greased baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until tops are golden.
Make frosting while cooling.
Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla and spread over slightly warm rolls.
Calories: 492kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 2gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 521IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg
Keyword breakfast, dinner rolls