Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cinnamon rolls....part drool

Cinnamon rolls. Picture Homer Simpson drooling--that's how I feel right about now.

I've always had issues making cinnamon rolls. Why? I'm not sure, but they never turned out right. I've used frozen bread dough, I've made them by hand, made them in the bread machine and yet, they never turn out right. Finally, I can say I made them and they were good! Yipee!

The lovely rolls after pulling them out of the oven. Makes you want to drool, huh?

Frosting added. Mmm, frosting.

Mine. All mine. Notice the dripping cinnamon filling.

After a few bites.

You are probably dying for this recipe that made me sucessful at making cinnamon rolls, so without further ado....

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls
recipe courtesy of Money Saving Mom
Thanks Money Saving Mom!!

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm milk
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 egg, lightly beaten plus 2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour (Add a bit more if dough seems too wet after first few minutes of kneading in the bread machine.)
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Filling (I doubled this since we like our filling, oh yes we do!):
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup brown sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon milk
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
4 tablespoons (or less) butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

Put the dough ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed and run on the dough cycle. After the dough cycle is finished, roll the dough into a large rectangle and spread it with 2 Tablespoons melted butter and 2/3 cup brown sugar mixed with 1 Tablespoon cinnamon.

Roll up and cut into 10-15 rolls and place in two greased round cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned. Spread the icing on as soon as they come out of the oven.

You can also cover the unbaked rolls with plastic wrap, stick them in the refrigerator overnight, and then bake in the morning.

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So what items do you have issues with cooking or baking? Do tell so I don't feel so bad!


  1. Oh yum! These look delicious! I've always wanted to make homemade cinnamon rolls.

  2. They are really good! And easy!! That's key sometimes. :) Thanks for your comment!