I LOVE cinnamon rolls! And no one does them better than Cinnabon! However, I do have a problem with spending $5 on one roll. My solution? Make them myself! Below is a recipe I came across online. It is from Todd Wilbur’s “More Top Secret Recipes” book.
I make the dough using a breadmaker, which makes the process so much easier!
Homestyle Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup margarine
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup margarine, softened
1 tablespoon of flour
6 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
For the rolls, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
Add sugar, margarine salt, eggs, and flour, mix well.
Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour.
Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approx 21 inches long by 16 inches wide.
It should be approx 1/4 thick.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To make filling, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Spread the mixture evenly over the surface of the dough. This can get a little tricky and messy. But it is worth it!
Working carefully, from the long edge, roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
Cut the dough into 1 3/4 inch slices, and place in a lightly greased baking pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cooking time can vary greatly! It depends on how big your rolls are and if they are touching each other. Keep an eye on them.
While the rolls are baking combine the icing ingredients.
Beat well with an electric mixer until fluffy.
When the rolls are done, spread generously with icing. Eat them warm!