Soft, moist, light, and airy cinnamon rolls with the help of my friend: the bread machine! I could not believe how easy these were and I invested a solid MINUTE of kneading instead of my old guard of 10-20 minutes. The bread machine makes it easy as….pie? No, cinnamon rolls…
These were made for a family get together and my family loves sweets! No shortage of baking in my kitchen: these, cookies, brownies, etc…. I saved a few for myself and made some amazing frosting and enjoyed them before my family got ahold of the ones that were left. Vultures I say…..the winter that won’t end calls for a batch of cinnamon rolls from your bread machine.
Here’s how it goes down:
- Follow the directions on your bread machine for basic dough or even better: if it has a cinnamon roll recipe. Put all the ingredients in the machine and use the dough setting.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for ONE MINUTE. ~yes, you can knead for one minute.. 🙂
- Let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Return to your dough and roll into a large rectangle (mine makes 12 really large rolls).
- 1 stick of butter
mix in a small bowl:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons (more if you like it) cinnamon
- Spread the melted butter all over the dough and keep 1/2 inch along the outside (less oozing later).
- Use a pastry brush to spread around
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar around evenly.
- Fold tight into a log.
- Use floss or a sharp knife to cut 12-16 rolls, depending on size.
- Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray and thank me later.
- Lay in a 9×13 pan with plenty of space between them to rise.
- Cover lightly with a towel and leave in a warm spot (running dryer) for 30-45 min.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove when slightly golden.
- Don’t over bake–they’ll burn on the bottoms.