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Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

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Hopefully you have had a Cinnabon cinnamon roll at least one point in your life, if you haven't, definitely see if you can find a Cinnabon store around you. Some Burger King's do have Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, but there is just something missing from the ones you get at Burger King compared to the real ones you get a Cinnabon store.

The recipe I have created, I worked on for about a dozen batches before I was able to get it just right.
I will warn you these do take a few hours to make (about 4 hours total), but they are just as good as the ones you get in store.


 
 
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Step 1: Ingredents

You will need the following for the cinnamon roll dough:

1/4 cup warm water
2 1/2 teaspoons  yeast
1 tablespoon of white sugar

3/4 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup margarine, melted
4 - 4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar

Here's the list for the cinnamon filling:

2 cups Dark brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

And finally the cream cheese frosting, this was the hardest part to perfect (I usually end up making a double batch):

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
Blownaway2 months ago

My daughter made these for my birthday. I thought they came from a can until she told me they were from scratch. LOVE THEM.

edflower4 months ago
looks very good
cmad17645 months ago
I made this over the weekend and it turned out great. my wife, two kids, and in laws loved it. I even got mine ready in the evening and let them proof over night and it worked out great.
psychofilly6 months ago
Having worked for Cinnabon (years ago) I can tell you that to mimic the ooey gooey goodness that is the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture, you need to spead that dough with 1/2 lb of butter. I want to say I remember using a pound and cut in half for minibons, but that can't be right. We spread the softened butter onto the dough then liberally sprinkled the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture over it, rolled and cut. Also, buy the cinnamon with the highest oil content you can find. We used Korintje cinnamon, which they have renamed Makara and it was good.
elco_chan (author)  psychofilly6 months ago
Thank you for the information, Ill have to try those few tips and see if I can improve it.
Just another FYI from a "Cinnabon" Alumni. The frosting you have is very close, but I remember we used "Lemon Extract", which was the same amount as the vanilla, and salt was not needed, since the lemon added the correct taste you wanted. Hope this helps and I'd be happy to let you know more if needed, since my statues of limitation on the contract I signed with them has expired eons ago.
MonkiMan5 months ago
i made these and people said that they were the BEST CINNAMON ROLLS EVER!! even better than cinnabon, some people thought i had made them from a can because they looked so professional.
Thank you for the awesome recipe!
schpanckie5 months ago
If you add 1 or 2 teaspoons of Xathan Gum to the cinnamon filling it will help keep the filling in the bun as it cooks instead of melting out of the bottom.
HollyHarken5 months ago
When I make cinnamon rolls I use my bread machine to mix and rise the dough. Also I mix the butter with the brown sugar/cinnamon to make a "frosting" that I roll up. To make them sticky buns I use an 8-inch round cake pan. Place 2 tbs brown sugar, 2 tbs butter and 2 tbs water in the pan and melt on the stovetop. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and then place the rolls in the pan. When they are finished baking I flip them out onto a foil covered plate and let the caramel drip down the rolls and onto the plate. Yummy!!
elco_chan (author)  HollyHarken5 months ago
I will have to try that when I make some caramel-pecan stickybuns. Thank you for the tip.
gijzo5 months ago
It looks delicious and i'm going to make it today! Living in the netherlands, we are used to measure liquids in milliliters and solids in grams which imho is more accurate. I'll return your recipe in grams and ml when succesfull!
Oh my, this is going on my 'sinner sunday' to-make list! Yummm
Oh I just love cinnamon rolls! Those look delicious!
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