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Cinnamon Rolls For New Year's Day

bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 810

It's -10°F so I don't care to go out and grill so I figure some cinnamon rolls would be good. I've had this recipe for many years and I can't remember where it came from but thanks to who ever created it.

Ingredients are:

1/4 stick butter

1 cup milk

1/4 cup water

1 egg

4 cups bread flour

1/2 package of instant pudding (I typically use vanilla but will also use other flavors)

1 package active dry yeast

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

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1/4 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1.5 tablespoons cinnamon

1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped pecans

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1/2 package cream cheese

1/4 cup butter

1 cup powdered sugar

2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract

up to 2 tablespoons milk

I start with melting the butter. I then add the milk, water and egg and mix. I then bring the temp up until 105°.

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 I then pour into a measuring cup and double check/ adjust temp as needed.

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I mix all the dry stuff in the mixer bowl and stir.

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 I them put on my mixer (#2 speed) and add liquid. Mix for about 5-8 minutes.

Here it is at 2 minutes

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Here it is all done.

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I then dust the counter top a bit and pull the dough out and work it into a 12" x 18" rectangle. I want the front edge and sides as straight as I can get them and don't worry about the back edge.

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I warm the butter (1/4 cup) some so it spreads easier but not to warm to start cooking the dough. Spread across the dough.

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Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts and pour down the center. It makes it easier to spread it out evenly.

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 Cover all except the front edge. Then press the mixture down into the dough with your hands.

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Starting from the back, roll into a log (keeping tight) from back to the front. Keep rolling so the front edge will get pressed onto the log and seal up everything

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Cut into 1.5" lengths and put in a coated pan. Cover and let rise for about 2 hours

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Here they are after 2 hours.

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Put into an oven at 350° for about 20-25 minutes. Here are mine at 22 minutes.

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Mix butter and cream cheese till creamy. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Add a little milk if frosting is too thick.

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Spread on rolls when they are still warm. Make some coffee and enjoy.

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Big Lake, Minnesota

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