How to make it

  • PROOF the yeast for the dough in warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer for 5 minutes, or until foamy. (You can proof in a regular large bowl to do this recipe if you do not have a stand mixer but your arm will fall off working the dough.)
  • WARM the milk to 100 degrees in a saucepan over low heat while yeast is proofing. Add warmed milk, buttermilk, 3 T. sugar, 2 T. butter, 3 1/2 cups flour, and salt to the proofed yeast. With a paddle attachment, mix on low speed until combined, then increase speed to high; beat for 2 more minutes.
  • SWITCH to the dough hook and add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour. Mix on low speed until incorporated, then increase speed to medium. Mix for 5-7 minutes, or until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. (It will still be stuck to the bottom of the bowl, so don't worry.) Cover bowl with plastic and let dough rise in a warm place for 1-1 1/2 hours, or until doubled. Butter two 9" square pans. (I know, 9" is not a regular size that many have but it is better just because they get BIG)
  • SOFTEN 3/4 cup butter for the filling in a bowl in a microwave for 30 seconds. Use a hand mixer to blend in the sugar and cinnamon; set aside (do not chill).
  • ONCE the dough has risen, hook your fingers under the edges to release the dough from the bowl. Scrape it onto a well-floured surface, sprinkle flour over the top, and press gently to remove air bubbles. Divide the dough in half and roll one portion into a 10 x 16" rectangle.
  • SPREAD half of the filling onto the dough, leaving a 1/2" border. Starting at the shortest edge, roll the dough jelly roll-style into a log. Repeat rolling and filling with the second piece of dough. Transfer logs to a baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes. (Shocking I know, but helps with cutting into rolls)
  • SLICE each log into 6 rolls and arrange them in the prepared pans; cover rolls with a towel and let rise for 1 hour; preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover rolls and bake 25-30 minutes, or until browned. Cool rolls in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove and frost with Cream Cheese Icing.
  • BEAT all ingredients together with a hand mixer until combined. Top warm rolls generously with icing after they have cooled slightly.
  • Man, that was a little effort BUT you are going to LOVE the result.
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    " It was excellent "
    angelgirl94 ate it and said...
    Just added a picture.
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    " It was excellent "
    angelgirl94 ate it and said...
    These rolls could put Cinnabon out of business. I've made these on three separate occasions and each time I've gotten twelve humongous great tasting cinnamon rolls. The orange cream cheese icing really compliments the cinnamon. Delish! Thanks for sharing. : )
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  • ttaaccoo 11 years ago
    These look absolutely delish. and thank you for all the details given on "controlling the dough"!55555 to you!!
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  • conner909 11 years ago
    Shandy, these look awesome! Bookmarking for cooler weather. Today it was 103 degrees out. Hope all is well and will stop again soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    shine ate it and said...
    I'm doomed! Doomed doomed doomed! It's all your fault... I will get ya back!
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  • michellem 12 years ago
    Im trying these this week. Thank you!
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  • momo_55grandma 12 years ago
    pictures alone tell the results fantastic thanks
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  • cricket83 12 years ago
    Holy Cow!!!
    This dish is a SIN!!!
    printing this one for sure!!!! Your crazy if ya don't
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Love these, you did a good job with posting the pictures, great post, thanks for sharing.
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  • noir 12 years ago
    This will be a big hit in my House! :)
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  • bondc 13 years ago
    If I made these, I'd explode from eating all of them at once.
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  • jjfletcher 13 years ago
    All I can say is Yummy,Yummy,Yummy.My whole family had a great morning after these rolls...TY!!
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  • zena824 13 years ago
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