Big, Fat, Ooey, Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Big, Fat, Ooey, Gooey Cinnamon Buns

YESSSSS!!!!!!! Look at all of that drippy cream cheese frosting! OMG! This is one of those recipes that I almost shouldn’t  have. They are SO good! I definitely should NOT be able to make these whenever I feel like it. And you know what’s even worse?!? They are AMAZING on the reheat! Like seriously…..3 days later…pop one in the microwave…..and it’s still delish! They usually don’t make it that long in our house because they are my Hubby’s absolute favorite. One time I tried to give one away to our neighbor and I swear my husband almost tackled me. He made it clear that we are allowed to share cookies, brownies, cakes, whatever….but we are NOT allowed to share cinnamon rolls. Ever. So the best I can do is share the recipe with all of you. You’ll have to make them for yourself. So without further ado, here it is!! The holy grail of cinnamon bun recipes (my hubby ate 3 already tonight).

Here’s what you’ll need: milk, eggs, margarine, flour, salt, white sugar, yeast, brown sugar, cinnamon, cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and vanilla.


Place milk, eggs, margarine, flour, salt, white sugar, and yeast in the pan of a bread machine. Select the dough cycle and press start.

**Never fear! For those of you without a bread machine, here are the  manpower instructions. Dissolve the yeast in 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.


Next on a floured surface roll dough into a 16×21 inch rectangle.

Evenly spread 1/3 cup melted butter over dough with a basting brush.

Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over dough by hand. Look at that messy, sugary, floury countertop! These are the kind of messes that my niece and nephew live for! They love this stuff!! This would be a great step to have kids help with. [insert tiny child here]


Roll up dough starting from the short side.


Cut into 12 rolls. To keep them uniform I cut the dough in half (so I have 2 pieces). Then I cut each of those pieces in half (now I have 4 pieces). Then I cut each of those pieces into thirds (12 pieces in total).


Place rolls in a lightly greased 13×9 inch baking pan. To grease I used a light coating of cooking spray.


Aren’t they starting to look pretty already?!? Cover and let rise 30 minutes. (I let this batch go about 45 because I wanted to take my puppies for a walk).


They’re starting to grow and squish together! Don’t you just love pulling them apart???

Meanwhile preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake in preheated oven for about 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.


Hot out of the oven! Look at that deliciousness!! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better we’re moving on to the cream cheese frosting!!

In a small bowl beat together softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup softened butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. (I mixed my confectioners sugar in half a cup at a time so I didn’t cause a massive powder explosion! Maybe my bowl was a little too small. Ok so maybe I didn’t want to bust out a larger one and dirty another dish. #lazybaker).


Mix well til all the lumps are out (about 2 minutes).


Prepare to lick the beaters. And the spoon….and the bowl….and your fingers!


Yum!! I will be dreaming about this frosting tonight! No really.


Spread frosting on warm rolls. Start with a little. Then add more, and more, and more, until they look like this! One big ooey, gory, cream cheese frosting mess! Use it all!!


Are you drooling yet?


How bout now?!? Look at that frosting drip!

Big, Fat, Ooey, Gooey Cinnamon Buns by happylifeblogspot.com #cinnamonbuns #creamcheesefrosting #cinnamonrolls #cinnamon
Maybe 2 will do it for ya? Twice as nice!!


Ohhhhhh!!!!!! I know!! You’re one of those weird people that eats the middle first!!


Well, what are you waiting for?!?!?!? Get baking already!!!

Big, Fat, Ooey, Gooey Cinnamon Buns

May 25, 2017
: 12 buns
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups 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
Directions
  • Step 1 Place milk, eggs, margarine, flour, salt, white sugar, and yeast in the pan of a bread machine. Select the dough cycle and press start. **For those of you without a bread machine, here are the manpower instructions. Dissolve the yeast in 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.**
  • Step 2 On a floured surface roll dough into a 16×21 inch rectangle.
  • Step 3 Evenly spread 1/3 cup melted butter over dough.
  • Step 4 Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over dough.
  • Step 5 Roll up dough starting from the short side. Cut into 12 rolls.
  • Step 6 Place rolls in a lightly greased 13×9 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise 30 minutes.
  • Step 7 Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake in preheated oven for about 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Step 8 In a small bowl beat together softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup softened butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix well.
  • Step 9 Spread frosting on warm rolls. Serve warm!

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