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Majestic Cinnamon Rolls

 Majestic Cinnamon Rolls
Simply divine...that's what these impressive, large rolls are. They are not wimpy on cinnamon flavor and have an irresistible velvety caramel topping.
12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm water.
  • Add the milk, eggs, butter, salt, remaining sugar and 2 cups flour.
  • Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft
  • dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

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Majestic Cinnamon Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll into an 18-in. x
  • 12-in. rectangle. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter
  • and cinnamon; spread over rectangle to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll
  • up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
  • Cut into 1-1/2-in. slices.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and cream; pour into
  • a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place rolls, cut side down, in
  • brown sugar mixture.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in
  • dish for 5 minutes; invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 roll equals 623 calories, 24 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 494 mg sodium, 97 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.