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Majestic Cinnamon Rolls

I got this dough recipe many years ago while visiting a friend's home where we were served the most delicious dinner rolls. I use it for crescent rolls, bread and these jumbo cinnamon rolls. And let me tell you, these buns are no wimps when it comes to packing in big cinnamon flavor. —Bette Lu Lerwick, Albin, Wyoming
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

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 large 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.
  • Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll into an 18x12-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 13x9-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.

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