Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Rolls Story

If you like your cinnamon rolls to be ooey-gooey and loaded with cinnamon, this recipe is for you. The cinnamon-butter-brown sugar paste  becomes slightly caramelized, creating those chewy bits that everyone  loves!

Ingredients Needed

– whole milk  – instant dry yeast  – eggs – unsalted butter – granulated sugar – all-purpose flour – salt – brown sugar – cinnamon – heavy cream – cream cheese – confectioner's sugar – vanilla extract

Recipe Instructions

Make the Dough: Into the bowl of a stand mixer, pour the warm milk, yeast, eggs, soft butter, and sugar. Use a rubber spatula to combine.  Fit the mixer with the beater blade, and add 4 cups of flour and salt. Mix at low-to-medium speed, just until ingredients are combined.

Recipe Instructions

Remove beater blade and fit the dough hook. Knead at medium speed until the dough is very smooth and pliable. If dough is too wet, add 1 tbsp. of flour at a time. The dough will still stick to the sides of the bowl, so only add additional flour if necessary.

Recipe Instructions

Grease a large bowl with butter or cooking  spray. Shape the dough into a ball and place in the greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 1 ½ to 2 hours.

Recipe Instructions

Make the Filling: While your dough rises, make the filling. In a medium bowl, add softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

Recipe Instructions

Shape the Dough: Punch  down the risen dough and turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Flour a rolling pin and use to shape the dough into a 24x15-inch  rectangle.

Recipe Instructions

Spread the filling mixture all over the dough, leaving a ½-inch border at the far edge. Brush the border with water to help seal after rolling. Starting on the long end near you, roll the dough up, pulling with your hands to keep it tightly rolled until it's an even log shape. Press the border to seal.

Recipe Instructions

Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish or two  9-inch pie pans. Trim the edges and cut the roll into 12 equal slices  using a sharp serrated knife or unflavored dental floss. Place the rolls cut side up in the prepared baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 ½ to 2 hours.

Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Warm  the heavy cream just until no longer cold. After rolls have risen, pour the heavy cream over the top of rolls, allowing it to soak down in and around the rolls. Bake the  rolls until lightly golden brown, 22-27 minutes.

Recipe Instructions

Make the Frosting: While the rolls bake, make the cream cheese frosting. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and butter using an electric hand mixer. Add confectioner's sugar, vanilla, and salt and mix until smooth. Spread the frosting over the rolls after they have cooled slightly.

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I create easy recipes that are mainly vegetarian and vegan. And I have a huge sweet tooth, so dessert is never  far behind!  Sign up to get recipes delivered to your inbox! 

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