Desserts

November 4, 2021

The Perfect Cinnamon Rolls

How to Make the Perfect Cinnamon Rolls on Planet Earth


There are a few tips and tricks along the way to getting the PER-FECT cinnamon roll, here are a few that might help you.


  1. Patience is KEY, let your dough rise rise RISE! In this method, we use the double rise which is essential to creating THE fluffiest cinnamon roll of your dreams. So sit back relax and let the dough do its thang!
  2. Use dental floss to cut the best seamless rolls. Of course, use unflavored floss unless you want a minty surprise with your cinnamon rolls. Just slide it up under the delicious cinnamon roll log and wrap it around and then pull until you serve the roll completely. 
  3. Use warm heavy cream, although unusual using warm heavy cream to pour over the risen cinnamon rolls is my special secret to creating THE fluffiest, moistest and over BESTEST cinnamon rolls EVERRRRRRR! Once you get a taste of them you’ll definitely think you’ve died and gone to heaven!


Want To Uplevel Your Already Perfect Cinnamon Rolls?


Here is a list of my FAVORITE spices to make cinnamon rolls even better!


Pumpkin spice is the flavor of fall, adding it into your perfect cinnamon rolls creates a beautiful warm autumn flavor that takes your cinnamon rolls to the NEXT level.


Cardamom although similar to nutmeg it has a certain pepper and spice bite that compliments the other spices in these cinnamon rolls.


Coriander, although typically used as a savory spice it's lemony herbal flavors go well with cinnamon.


Cumin heightens the warm flavors of cinnamon and adds the perfect note to these moist cinnamon rolls.



What You Need to Make the Perfect Cinnamon Roll



Milk


Active dry yeast


Eggs


Sugar


Salt


Butter


Flour


Brown sugar


Ground cinnamon


Ground nutmeg


Ground pumpkin spice


Heavy cream


Cream cheese


Maple syrup


The Perfect Cinnamon Rolls

Fluffy, moist and oh so good! Once you taste a bite of these perfect cinnamon rolls you’ll think you died and went to heaven!

Author:

Jessica Jenkins

Prep:

120

min

cook:

10

min

total:

140

min

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Ingredients

Dough:

  • 1 c warm milk
  • 1 package active dry yeast (about 2 tsp)
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c melted butter
  • 4 1/2 c flour

Filling:

  • 1/2 c soft butter
  • 3/4 c light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 c heavy cream (to pour over)

Frosting:

  • 8oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 c maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Warm the milk to about 110° and add to a mixing bowl, I used a stand mixer but you can do this by hand. Sprinkle the yeast over the milk and allow it to bloom fully (about 5 minutes).
  2. In a separate bowl combine the eggs, sugar, salt, and butter together, add this to the milk yeast mixture. Then, with your stand mixer fitted with the kneading attachment, add in the flour one cup at a time mixing between each cup. Once the flour is fully incorporated knead on medium speed for 5 minutes, if you are doing this by hand knead for 10 minutes. Once kneaded cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a room temperature to warm room for 45 minutes.
  3. Line a pan with parchment
  4. Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface into a rectangle about 12x15 inches. Evenly spread the softened butter all over the dough, sprinkle the sugar and spices evenly over the whole rectangle. Roll the dough into a tight log and cut into 10-12 even pieces. Place each roll onto the prepared pan and cover with plastic wrap, let it rise again for 30 minutes. In the meantime preheat the oven to 350° F.
  5. Warm the heavy cream and carefully pour over the risen rolls. Bake for 20 minutes but check them at 15 minutes. 
  6. While the rolls bake combine all of the ingredients for the frosting and mix thoroughly until completely smooth, no lumps.
  7. Once the rolls have finished baking allow them to cool slightly before topping them with the frosting (if the rolls are too hot the frosting will just melt). Once frosted enjoy!

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November 3, 2021
bob
this is a great recipe
June 20, 2021
Anthony Deane
I had no expectations for this, except Keep an open mind. This wIll now be staple of fall. It was so, so good. I may experiment next time and add smoked gouda cheese, YUM!!!