This is a very simple, semi-homemade recipe for cinnamon rolls, adapted from Sandra Lee. You will be amazed at the delicious taste of these cinnamon rolls, and you will love the intoxicating smell of the rolls as they bake in the house. This is one of my favorite recipes to prepare when entertaining overnight house guests. (I usually triple this recipe, using all three bread dough loaves in the package).
1 Loaf Frozen Bread Dough, Thawed (Bridgeford Brand)
1 Cup Brown Sugar, 2 Tbsp. Cinnamon, 2/3 Stick Butter, Softened
1 Cup +/- of Cream Cheese Frosting (Betty Crocker)
Step 1 – Prepare the Cinnamon Rolls:
Place thawed bread dough on a lightly floured surface.
Roll the dough into a rectangular shape.
Spread the softened butter on top of the dough, then the cover the butter with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Starting at the long edge, roll up the dough, jelly-roll style.
Cut the roll into even slices.
Step 2 – Let the Cinnamon Rolls Proof:
Lay the sliced rolls on a well greased baking sheet.
Place the rolls in a warm place, allowing the dough to rise for about 1 hour (the dough should double in size).
Step 3 – Bake the Cinnamon Rolls:
When ready, bake the cinnamon rolls for approx. 15 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven, or until golden on top.
Let the rolls cool for approx. 5-10 minutes, then turn the rolls over in the pan so the gooey sugar coats the top. Pictured below is one cinnamon roll turned over.
Step 4 – Prepare the Icing:
After the rolls have been turned over, spoon 1 cup of the cream cheese frosting into a microwaveable bowl, and microwave in 30 second increments, until frosting is melted. Drizzle the melted icing over the warm rolls.
Step 5 – Serve warm and Enjoy!