Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easy Cinnamon Buns

  • 1 loaf frozen white bread dough (such as Rhode’s) 
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon 
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional, I usually just leave it out) 
Place loaf of dough on plate and let sit at room temperature until thawed. Once thawed, roll out onto floured surface to a size of about nine inches by sixteen inches. Spread 1/4 cup margarine over dough.

In small bowl mix together brown sugar and 3 tablespoons cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of cinnamon roll, stopping about 1/2 an inch away from the sides so it will seal (see photos). Carefully roll up cinnamon roll into a log and press lightly to seal. Slice into one inch slices with serrated knife. Place in greased 9×13 inch pan and cover with cling wrap. Place in warm spot and allow to rise until doubled in size. Remove cling wrap and bake at 400 for about 15 minutes, or until done.
Icing: Mix all ingredients together and beat with electric mixer until creamy. Spread over cinnamon rolls. 
For step by step photos on making these, visit me over at SouthernPlate.com

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