Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Recipe Wednesday: Clone of a Cinnabon

So I've been eyeing this recipe for quite some time, but was scared I would love them too much and make them ALL the time. I finally broke down and made some this past weekend, and they were fabulous. FABULOUS. I found the recipe on, and it had almost 3,000 5-star ratings. It made a ton of rolls, so I froze some to pull out later and eat! The recipe calls for using a bread machine, but if you do not have one, see the below directions for making the dough.

Clone of a Cinnabon
  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  1. Place the first 7 ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.
MAKING DOUGH WITHOUT A BREAD MACHINE: Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Mix in the sugar, margarine, salt, and eggs. Add flour and mix well. Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour. Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

TO FREEZE ROLLS: After the rolls had been cut into individual rolls, I let them rise for about 15 minutes. I put them in a single layer on a plastic plate and put them in the freezer for several hours. I then put the frozen rolls in a freezer-safe Zip-Loc bag. When ready to eat, pull out desired number of rolls and allow time to thaw and rise.


  1. Do you happen to know if drool is bad for a keyboard? Not that I've now drooled all over mine or anything.

  2. we don't get cinnabons here (scotland) so I had no idea what they were - I really want to make them now!

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