Cinnamon Rolls


2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, soften
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
4 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, melted
Cream Cheese Filling
6 tablespoons butter, soften
1 1/2 cups powered sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt


1 Starting with creating the dough. Dissolve the yeast in warm milk with a teaspoon of sugar. Let sit for about 5 minutes. The milk will start to foam.
2 In a separate bowl mix together sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour until well incorporated.
3 Pour the milk mixture over the flour mixture and mix until the dough comes clean off the sides of the bowl.
4 Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and place in a warm area to rise for about 1 hour or until doubled.
5 Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 16 x 12 and about 1/4 inch in thickness.
6 Spread the melted butter all over the dough and sprinkle both the brown sugar and cinnamon over top.
7 Begin to roll the dough over creating a right tight roll.
8 Cut slices about 1 1/2 inches in thickness and place in a lightly oiled baking pan. Cover the rolls and let rise for another 30 minutes.
9 Preheat oven to 350
10 Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown
11 Mix all icing ingredients together while the rolls are baking until fluffy and smooth
12 Once rolls are done, let cool slightly and smother with icing.


Milk temperature should be between 90 - 100 degrees, any hotter and it could kill the yeast.