Cinnamon Rolls
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For the dough:
  • 1 packet dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (100F-110F)
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter room temp
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp kosher salt.
For the filling:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup cinnamon.
For the icing:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream or milk
  • 1 tsp orange zest, minced. optional
  1. For this recipe you really need a Kitchen Aid Mixer. Proof the yeast for the dough in warm water in the mixer bowl for 5 min, or until foamy and bubbly. Warm the milk to 100F in a saucepan. Add warmed milk, buttermilk, 3Tbsp sugar, 2 Tbsp butter, 3½ cups flour and salt to the proofed yeast.
  2. With a paddle attachment mix on low speed until combined, then increase speed to high beat for 2 more min. Switch to the dough hook and add the remaining 1½ cups flour. Mix on low speed until incorporated, then increase speed to medium. Mix for 5-7 min or until dough pulls away for from the sides.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic. Put the oven on 350F and put the bowl with the dough on top of the stove, the heat underneath the bowl from the oven will make the dough rise.
  4. Once the dough has risen, hook your fingers under the edges to release the dough from the bowl. Flour the counter and sprinkle flour on the dough. Press to release the air bubbles. Divide the dough in half.
  5. Soften ¾ cups butter in the microwave for 30 sec. Use a hand mixer to blend in the sugar and cinnamon, set aside. Spread half of the filling onto the dough. Roll the dough jelly roll style into a log. Cut the logs with Dental floss. Put them in the pans and let them rise again. Bake the rolls for 25 min or browned in a 350 F preheated oven. Cool the rolls for 10 min.
  6. Frost with cream cheese icing.
  7. Cream Cheese Icing: Beat together 8 oz cream cheese softened, 1½ cups powder sugar ¼ cup heavy cream, optional 1 tsp orange zest minced. Beat all ingredients together with a hand mixer until combined. Top warm rolls with the icing.
Recipe by KinFolk Recipes at