My kiddos love, love, love cinnamon rolls. They love them so much, the kiddos (and the hubby) seems to be making daily requests for these and I love them as much as the rest of the crew that I don’t mind making them. Plus, they really are super easy to make! They go great with hot cocoa, Jill, over at The Prairie Homestead has an amazing homemade slow cooker hot chocolate recipe that you can try or you can settle down with a cup of coffee or milk and enjoy!
Homemade Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls
Gather up all your ingredients. Be sure to sift all the dry ingredients together, except the yeast! The yeast you will put in last on the top!
Place all the ingredients into your bread machine’s bread pan. Feel free to let the kiddos help! They love to dump all the ingredients in, crack the eggs and watch it all mix up!
Place your bread pan in your bread machine and set it to the dough cycle. Mine takes about an hour and a half, so you have time to mix up the brown sugar mix and the cream cheese icing.
Mix up your brown sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl using a fork to get all the chunkies out and make it all nice and pretty.
This is just yummy enough to eat and my kiddos love to lick the beaters, spatula and sometimes they will use their fingers to make sure they get all the yumminess out of the bowl! Just whip up your cream cheese, butter, confectionery sugar, vanilla, and salt! I place mine in the fridge so it hardens up a bit, but not much. A little firmer seems to make spreading this deliciousness on your warm cinnamon rolls easier.
Tada! An hour and 30 minutes later and your dough is ready to be turned over on a lightly floured surface!
Whenever I use my rolling-pin, I have fond memories of my nana using her’s to make homemade noodles, pies and pierogies! But let’s not get side tracked here. Lightly flour your rolling-pin and then roll your dough out into a rectangle that is about 16 x 24.
I let my kiddos do this part! They love brushing all the butter onto the rolled out dough and then sprinkling the brown sugar mixture all over it!
Roll it up as tight as you can get it! Then cut it up! How many you get, will depend on how big you want your rolls to be. Sometimes we end up with really big ones because we don’t cut as many, other times, we get more because we cut them thinner! Just be sure to adjust your baking time if you decide to cut them thicker.
Lightly grease a 9 x 12 baking dish, cover and place in your pre-heated oven! Perfect for winter time to help warm up those cold evenings!
Voila! (my daughter takes French in school, I can’t help it!) Once your rolls are cooled down a bit, you can go ahead an ice them. Don’t they just look delicious!
Include this recipe as a dessert in your meal planning. To read more about meal planning and how it can help you to prepare, read: How Can Meal Planning Help You Prepare
- 1 cup warm milk
- 2 eggs - room temperature
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- 4½ cups bread flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 2½ tsp. bread machine yeast
- Filling - adjust for how you like your sweetness
- 1½ cup brown sugar
- 2½ tsp. cinnamon
- ⅓ cup butter
- ½ cup cream cheese
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 cup confectionery sugar
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- Place all ingredients in your bread machine pan ending with the yeast
- Select the dough cycle and press start
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface
- Roll into 16x24 rectangle
- Mix cinnamon and sugar into separate bowl.
- Spread dough with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar mixture
- Roll up and cut
- Place in greased 9 x 12 pan
- Cover and rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size
- Bake in 400 degree oven for 14-16 minutes
- Beat cream cheese, butter, confectionery sugar, vanilla and salt
- Spread over warm rolls