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Homemade Easter Cinnamon Rolls


INGREDIENTS:


For the Dough

• 4 cups all-purpose flour

• 1/3 cup granulated sugar

• 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp.) Rapid Rise Instant Yeast

• 1 tsp. salt

• 1 1/2 cups milk

• 6 tbsp. butter

• 1 egg, room temperature


For the Cinnamon Sugar Filling

• 1/4 cup butter, room temperature

• 2/3 cup light brown sugar

• 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

• Pinch of salt


For the Cream Cheese Frosting

• 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

• 3 cups powdered sugar

• 2 - 3 tbsp. milk

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract


METHOD:


• Mix 2 cups flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl.

• Warm milk and butter in microwave, then let cool.

• Add milk mixture and egg to flour mixture.

• Beat ingredients on low speed until combined, then

add 1 more cup of flour gradually.

• Add remaining flour until dough forms a ball.

• Knead dough on floured surface for 10 minutes.

• Transfer dough to oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for

1 hour.

• While dough rises, mix sugar, cinnamon and salt

for filling.

• Roll dough into a rectangle on floured surface.

• Spread butter and sugar mixture on dough.

• Roll dough tightly and cut into 12 rolls. Place in

pan, cover, and let rise for 1 hour.

• Bake rolls at 350°F for 30 minutes.

• Make cream cheese frosting by whisking together

cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, milk, salt and

vanilla extract until light and fluffy and spread on

cooled rolls.

• Enjoy warm cinnamon rolls with frosting.

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