Cinnamon Rolls

the quintessential general conference food, don't you think? We did!

cinnamon rolls
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
3/4 stick of butter
heat all in a small saucepan over medium heat until very warm (about 120 degrees)

2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
mix together in a stand mixer until combined. pour in liquid and mix for 2 minutes. add 1 egg and mix until stretchy (about 1 minute).

add another 1 1/2 - 2 cups flour to make a soft dough (be careful not to add too much). knead for 5 minutes in stand mixer. let rest for 10 minutes. roll out into an oblong square on a lightly floured surface. brush with melted butter and spread a generous layer of brown sugar and ground cinnamon on top. tightly roll into a log and cut slices 2 fingers in width.

spray a cookie sheet and place shaped dough 2 inches apart from each other. very lightly press down to flatten. cover and let rise for 15 - 20 minutes (not too long or else they'll be huge)! bake at 375 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown. it's very important to cook these all the way because they're nothing worse than a cinnamon roll that's not done in the middle. remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before frosting.

cream cheese frosting
1/4 cup butter
4 ounces cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

mix until smooth. spoon over semi-cooled cinnamon rolls and spread.

Comments

  1. Definetly the perfect conference treat! Yours look great!

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