Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

**Indulge in the Perfect Treat: Homemade Cinnamon Rolls**

Happy Sunday, everyone! Looking for the perfect treat to make your day cozy and sweet? Look no further—these amazing Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are here to make your day special! With their fluffy texture, gooey center, and delectable cream cheese frosting, these cinnamon rolls are an absolute crowd-pleaser. Here’s how you can whip them up at home today:

– 1 cup warm milk
– 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
– 1/3 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup melted butter
– 2 large eggs
– 4 cups flour
– 1 tsp salt
– 3/4 cup brown sugar
– 2 tbsp cinnamon
– 1/2 cup softened butter (for filling)
– Cream cheese frosting (for topping)

1. **Activate Yeast:** In a bowl, mix warm milk and active dry yeast. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes until it becomes frothy, indicating the yeast is activated.

2. **Mix Wet Ingredients:** Add sugar, melted butter, and eggs to the bowl. Stir the mixture until it is well-combined.

3. **Prepare Dough:** Gradually add flour and salt to the mixture, stirring continuously until a smooth dough forms.

4. **Knead the Dough:** Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes until it is elastic and smooth.

5. **First Rise:** Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for approximately 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.

6. **Prepare Filling:** Roll out the dough into a large rectangle on a floured surface. Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough.

7. **Add Cinnamon Sugar:** In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the buttered dough.

8. **Form Rolls:** Roll the dough up tightly from one long edge to the other to form a log. Use a sharp knife to cut the log into individual rolls, each about 1 to 1.5 inches thick.

9. **Second Rise:** Place the cut rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving a little space between each roll. Cover the dish and let the rolls rise for another 30 minutes.

10. **Bake:** Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

11. **Frost:** Once baked, spread cream cheese frosting generously over the warm rolls.

– Ensure your milk is warm, but not hot, to properly activate the yeast. The ideal temperature is around 110°F (45°C).
– For an even richer dough, you can substitute half of the flour with bread flour.
– To make the rolls ahead, you can prepare them up to the second rise, then refrigerate overnight and bake fresh in the morning.

– Serve your cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven with a hot cup of coffee or tea for the ultimate brunch experience.
– For an extra touch, you can sprinkle some chopped pecans or walnuts over the cinnamon-sugar mixture before rolling up the dough.
– Adding a touch of vanilla extract to the cream cheese frosting can enhance the flavors.

Delighting your family and friends with these homemade cinnamon rolls is easier than it seems. With a little love and patience, you can create a treat that is both comforting and indulgent. We hope this recipe adds a bit of sweetness to your Sunday. Happy baking, and don’t forget to share your delicious creations with us!


**1. Can I use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast?**
Yes, you can use instant yeast. You can directly add it to the flour without dissolving it in milk first.

**2. How can I store leftover cinnamon rolls?**
Store leftover cinnamon rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or refrigerate them for up to a week. Reheat them in the microwave before serving for best results.

**3. Can I freeze the unbaked cinnamon rolls?**
Yes, after the second rise, you can freeze the unbaked rolls. Once ready to bake, allow them to thaw and rise in a warm place before baking as directed.

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