Sunday, December 9, 2012

Clone of a Cinnabon

With nearly 5,000 reviews and a perfect 5 star rating, the Clone of a Cinnabon recipe is one of the most popular recipes on a taste test, I understood why it was so popular and determined these were too good to keep all to myself.

Last year, I gave the gift of  Chocolate Chip Cookies to friends and co-workers. This year will be these cinnamon rolls in cute individual serving cups. I managed to get 20 nice sized rolls that filled 3 1/2 inch diameter baking cups. I adapted this recipe by cooking the rolls at a lower temperature and increased the baking time. I also doubled the frosting recipe because it was the right thing to do :)

Clone of a Cinnabon
adapted from

1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45
degrees C)
2 eggs, beaten and at room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 to 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix the yeast and warm milk and let sit until foamy (5-10 minutes). In a standing mixer, with the dough hook attachment, mix the flour, sugar and salt. Add the yeast mixture, melted butter and beaten eggs to the dry ingredients.Knead the dough on medium speed until a soft, smooth, ball forms. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm area to rise until doubled in size (1.5 to 2 hours)

After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.

Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 20 rolls. Place rolls in the muffin cups (you can find some here). Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

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