These cinnamon rolls were fantastic. I tried making them twice, the 1st time I prepared the rolls the night before and stuck them in the fridge and they didn't rise very well and came out dry but the 2nd time I made them the same day and they rose into big rolls and were delicious! Everyone loved them!
I have made these rolls every Thanksgiving and Christmas since it was published in 1991, and they're always a crowd-pleaser! I have shortened the prep time by using the dough setting on my bread machine to make the dough, then once it has fully risen, I roll it out. I melt the butter for the filling and mix it with the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon and smooth it over the dough--makes roll-up a breeze. I make a dozen rolls from one recipe instead of 8, and they are still large rolls. I also substitute maple syrup for the corn syrup in the icing. We love these cinnamon rolls!!!
These are the best rolls I've ever made. They were a very tender dough, though I agree I'll make cream cheese icing next time. I "cheated" and used my mixer's dough hook. Then I ran out of AP flour and had to finish with whole wheat flour (last cup) but they still came out good.
These were outstanding! They were rich and absolutely delicious...and yes they took some time, and yes, they were worth it. We served them at a church brunch and they simply disappeared. As usual, I couldn't leave well enough alone and had to make a change. I'm not a big fan of a powdered sugar glaze on my cinnamon rolls, I prefer a cream cheese icing. So, instead of the glaze specified in the recipe, I used a Cream Cheese Icing -- I creamed together 1/4 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup cream cheese, and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract until fluffy then I beat in enough confectioners' sugar to make a smooth and creamy icing which I spread on the finished rolls (see photo). I recommend this Better Homes and Garden recipe without reservation...it's definitely company worthy!
These were really good. I made them up the night before, took them out in the morrning, baked them and brought them over to a friends house to use as energy before a big shopping spree!! She thought I was so amazing to get these done so early in the morning!! (I didn't correct her!!)