Learn to make Delicious Cinnamon Buns that are buttery, gooey, pillowy soft full of cinnamon covered with cream cheese frosting that melts into every layer right out of the oven.
Easy and worth the effort for such an awesome treat of Delicious warm Cinnamon Buns with creamy icing
I have always loved cinnamon buns, Delicious Cinnamon Buns! Therefore, I have made them many times over the years trying to get them just right. So, I am not going to pretend that my cinnamon buns are the best ever like others on Pinterest and the Internet. But to me, yes they are.
Delicious Cinnamon Buns
One could pretend they are just like Cinnabon, but, there is nothing like going to Cinnabon and getting a piping hot cinnamon bun dripping with their gooey goodness. But alas, there is no more Cinnabon near me. How could I have Delicious Cinnamon Buns? Therefore, out of necessity and shear love of cinnamon buns I learned to make them.
Making Delicious Cinnamon buns became a dangerous job but someone’s got to do it
I was working on perfecting my recipe and looking for that perfect bun that would make an awesome picture for my blog. In the evening I like to work in the kitchen after supper after a crazy day at work. It’s quiet, relaxing and i can think. And sometimes it gets late. But that night I had done everything right and my buns were coming out beautiful. The Cinnamon Buns had the right amount of butter and brown sugar in them when I rolled them. They cut just right and they had risen beautifully in the pan.
Now came the time to get the frosting started while they baked and this way I could frost them while they were hot right out of the oven. The the frosting would melt right between the layers and add to the flavor for that perfect bun, warm, light, gooey, and would be that perfect picture.
I knew this was it, the best I had ever made and I was so elated my feet hardly touched the floor as I tap danced across the kitchen to the oven. ( I really did! ) 400 degrees. Press start (smile, sighing)
Now my dilemma.
Every time I cut open a bag of powdered sugar the top is jagged and when I reach in to measure the sugar it gets all over everywhere. Am I right? Can I get an Amen here? I hate that! My preference is to work neatly in the kitchen so cleanup is easy. Since I didn’t have any kitchen scissors I decided to use a sharp knife to cut open the bag to make a straight sharp top.
So I cut…….With all my force. Pause. Breathe. Wait I need a moment. Now that would have worked had my finger not been in the way. Oh BOY, I knew as soon as I did it, it was bad. Don’t look! I just covered my finger with paper towel and pressed tightly, and went to the family room and found my husband who was almost asleep in front of the tv in his fluffies One look and he said “I’ll go change” and off we went to the emergency room.
My sister in law was kind enough to stay up late and she baked my cinnamon buns while we were at the hospital. In the oven. For 20 minutes. At 400 degrees.
When we returned home I managed to pick up where I left off and make the frosting. At 11:45 at night. I put the frosting on them. By this time they were cold so the frosting didn’t melt on them like I planned.
Frost your Cinnamon Buns while they are hot
Sigh. I know. It’s okay. Really! Sometimes your plans don’t work out and you have to adjust when you are cooking, or baking, or blogging, and if someone else has to bake your buns and they come out slightly browner than you would have liked its okay as long as you have all ten fingers. Even if one is bandaged up. And sore. And glued back together.
My husbands reward for being my Knight in shining armor that night? Yep. You guessed it. A heated up, hot , frosted, right out of the microwave cinnamon bun.
I have to make them again. After all I still needed that perfect picture to share with you.
Oh. By the way. I now have kitchen scissors. My new plan? I think I will buy everyone I know a pair next year for Christmas.
Cream cheese frosting Option:
**. 4 oz cream cheese softened, 4 tbs butter 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, 2 tbs cream. Mix in mixer until smooth, cover cinnamon buns after one minutes removed from oven
**Alternative: substitute the melted butter and sugar filling by adding 1/3 cup chocolate ganache or any chocolate spread on rolled out dough. Roll up in the same manner. It makes for a delicious change
Now maybe that was not easy and delicious this time. Delicious yes, easy……maybe not so much. 🙂
Delicious Cinnamon Buns
- 1 package of quick rise active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm milk temp 100-110 degrees
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Warm a large bowl and add yeast and warm milk and sugar in it and allow the yeast to dissolve. Wait a few minutes to make sure the east forms a foam. This is how you know the yeast is active.the sugars acts as the food for the yeast to activate.
- Add the butter, salt, eggs, and flour to the bowl in and place in a kitchen mixer and mix well with a dough hook.
- After the ingredients are well combined form the dough into a ball and let rest.
- Take a large bowl and grease it slightly and add the ball of dough to the bowl. The dough will be very sticky. I'm
- Warm your oven at 200 Degrees for two minutes and shut it off. This will be the warm place you will place your bowl of dough to rise.
- Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel and allow it to rise until it is doubled in size about an hour
- While it is rising Prepare the filling by mixing the brown sugar, cinnamon, and granulated sugar in a small bowl.
- Melt the butter.
- Remove your dough and roll it out to a rectangle shape on a lightly floured surface until it is about a quarter of an inch thick or slightly thicker. The dough will be very sticky but resist adding too much flour to your board so that does stays light and will be fluffy.
- Spread the melted butter on the Dough and sprinkle it with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
- Prepare a baking sheet by greasing it slightly.
- Begin at the long edge of the dough and roll it go all the way to the end. Pinch the ends together. If they do not stay together slightly dampen the edges with water.
- Take a very sharp knife and cut pieces about 2 inches thick and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Cover them again with a clean towel and let them rise again until they are doubled in size another hour
- Bake them at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- DO NOT OVERBAKE!!
- While the rolls are baking you can prepare the frosting by mixing together the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a mixer until well mixed and creamy.
- When rolls are done allow them to cool for about two minutes and frost them then. This allows the frosting to melt right into the cinnamon rolls and make them extra delicious.
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