Breakfast, Dessert

Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

This is my absolute favorite breakfast treat to make! I don’t do it very often, not because it’s very difficult, but because from start to finish you’ve got about 2.5-3 hours time invested in these, and when it comes to breakfast, I don’t like to wait. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I made these for Valentine’s Day breakfast, so they are fun and heart-shaped. Of course you can make then in plain ol’ circles, too.

what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 packet bread machine yeast
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

how you’ll do it:

load everything into your bread machine (wet ingredients first, then dry) and set it on the dough cycle

Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

lightly flour a flat surface in your kitchen for rolling out the dough
Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine) Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

roll the dough as thin as you can to maximize the surface area for the cinnamon filling
Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

if you haven’t already done so, mix together your brown sugar and cinnamon, then spread evenly over the dough
Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine) Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

roll up your dough. if making hearts, roll from both sides to the center
Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

next, take a sharp knife and slice your rolls, about 1 inch thick (yield 22-24 rolls)
Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

carefully lay out on aluminum foil lined cookie sheets (for easy cleanup) and then cover with towels and let rise for 30 minutes
preheat oven to 350*
Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine) Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

meanwhile, make your icing (sorry no after picture!!)
Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

bake cinnamon rolls for about 20 minutes, until just slightly brown and ice them immediately
Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine) Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

to remove from the sheets, either use tongs or let them cool on the sheets for a few minutes. otherwise, the cinnamon that has crystallized on the bottom will not be kind to the spatula ๐Ÿ˜›

Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

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