My two oldest boys are in the Junior High youth group at our church and this past Sunday was my turn to take in a snack for the whole group of teens. So I asked my guys what they wanted me to make for taking in to share. Their response: "homemade cinnamon rolls!" I thought to myself that it was doable because I had all the ingredients to make them however, I didn't want to take too much time doing LOTS and LOTS by hand! So I pulled out my recipe book that came with my bread machine and found a cinnamon roll recipe! I was able to make four batches of cinnamon rolls over the course of two days and those batches made enough to feed about 25 teens and youth leaders along with my family of 7!!
Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp. warm milk (80°)
1 large egg
3 cups bread flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. butter or margarine
2 tsp. bread machine or active dry yeast
Place ingredients in the bread machine according to the machine's manual. Program for DOUGH. When it is done, roll dough out to about a 15x10 inch rectangle.
Spread 1/3 cup softened butter over dough. Sprinkle 1/3 cup sugar(I used brown sugar), 2-3 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 cup chopped nuts(optional) over the softened butter.
Roll up the dough with the long side of the dough. Cut with a knife or with dental floss(preferred way!). Place rolls in a 9x13 greased pan. Let rolls rise in the pan for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until double in size.
Bake in oven at 375° for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
While waiting the rolls to cool and if desired, mix up the frosting: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1-2 tbsp. milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Drizzle over the rolls. Enjoy! Makes 12 rolls.
Notes: To warm the milk, I put it on my microwave for 45 seconds on high power. The measurements for the filling is approximate because I just spread and sprinkled the filling ingredients to cover the dough decently. Flossing the rolls makes for much nicer rolls!! I poured the ingredients for the frosting into a ziploc sandwich bag and then "kneaded" the bag until the ingredients were mixed thoroughly. Then I clipped a bottom corner to drizzle the frosting onto the rolls.
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