Lion House Cinnamon Rolls

On a Carbolicious scale of 1-10, 10 being the ultimate in carboliciousness, (perk of blogging…making up your own words!) these easy peasy Lion House Cinnamon Rolls are a TWENTY! Seriously Nester buddies these rolls are soft, squishy, and cinnamony good! They are packed with warm gooey cinnamon flavor from the first bite to the last! Top them off with the perfect drizzle of cream cheese frosting and you are in Cinn-a-bun heaven!

Remember the Lion House Roll recipe I shared a few months ago? (If not…click here for the link). The one you make the dough in your all but forgotten bread machine? Yep…THAT one! Same dough recipe. So, if your dusty ol’ bread machine is still sitting in the closet…go drag it out! We are going to make it useful again!  If it has a timer on it, even better! You can set it the night before, and wake up with your dough ready to go! Perfect right?! (I’m thinking cinnamon rolls Christmas morning! Hands up…Wooo-Hooo!)

Lion House cinnamon rolls

So if you haven’t made the Lion House Rolls…what is wrong with you?…No…seriously…what is wrong with ya? lol Hop on board the Carb loves train! Okay, in all seriousness… if you haven’t and you need the step-by-step to make the dough, click on that link above. In this post we are going to pick this recipe up after the dough is made. (I will include the dough recipe in the printable below so no worries!)

First roll your dough out on a nice large flat surface. Flour the surface really well! Roll your dough into a large rectangle. It doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect but try to have your sides the same length. You’ll roll your dough about 1/4 inch thick.

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Next melt 1/3 cup butter and pour it all over the top of your rolled dough. Using a pastry brush, brush the butter to the edges of the dough.

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In a bowl, combine 1 cup packed brown sugar with 1 Tablespoon cinnamon. Mix together until evenly blended. Sprinkle on top of the melted butter, going as far to the edges as possible. Just like in the photo below. The butter will start soaking up the cinnamon sugar which is perfection! Way to go!

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Starting from the long edge of one side, begin rolling the dough towards the opposite edge. (It’s like play-dough time for big kids! Only better cause you can eat it later…after it bakes, without gagging!  lol) Once you have reached the edge gently square off your ends by patting them inwards. You want a nice even tube of dough. Like the photo below.

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With a sharp knife cut into 10 – 1 1/2 inch thick rounds. Place in a lightly greased baking dish. Cover with a baking cloth and allow to rise for about 20 minutes in a nice warm place. I usually place mine on the stove top while the oven is pre-heating. Gives just the right amount of warmth so they will rise.

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Next place the cinnamon rolls into your preheated 325 degree oven. Bake for 15-25 minutes until big, soft, and golden brown. Your cinnamon sugar will have oozed out on the bottom of the pan a little, creating a caramelized coating. It’s superb!

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes while you make up your cream cheese frosting. Can you see all that caramelized brown cinnamon sugar? Your house is going to smell like Christmas! It’s the best!

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Next drizzle with your cream cheese frosting. Tip: If your frosting is too thick, which mine always is, heat for 10 seconds at a time in the microwave until you have the consistency you want. Using a teaspoon quickly drizzle back and forth over the pan of cinnamon rolls.

Serve immediately while soft, warm and gooey! These scrumptious cinnamon rolls are so good they’re almost….Shhhhhhh…. Sinful! Yep! THAT GOOD!!!

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Time to pour yourself your favorite hot beverage or a big tall glass of milk, crab your favorite cozy blanket, cuddle up on the sofa, and enjoy every lip smacking, finger licking bite of that luscious cinn-a-bun! You can thank me later! (wink-wink)

The printable recipe is below. If you don’t have a bread machine don’t let that stop you from making these amazing rolls! You can mix the dough up in your mixer (see notes on recipe) and allow it to rise for one hour and 20 minutes. Then punch it down and carry on! As always…thanks for hanging out with me at my Nest! I love our visits! Let me know if you make these. I love hearing from you!

P.S. I’m sharing these babies on the Friday Weekend Potluck where you can find all kinds of amazing recipes every weekend! Come check it out by clicking here!

 

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Lion House Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 9-10 servings

Serving Size: 1

Lion House Cinnamon Rolls

Big, soft, warm, scrumptious cinnamon rolls that are easy peasy thanks to your bread machine!

Ingredients

    Lion House Roll Dough
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup instant dry milk
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
    Cinnamon Roll Filling
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
    Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

    Roll Dough!
  1. Layer ingredients in order listed, in your bread machine. Mix on bread dough cycle (1 1/2 hours). After finished, roll into a large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick, on well floured surface.
  2. Using a pastry brush spread melted butter over top of the roll dough. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar together. Sprinkle over the melted butter going all the way to the edges. Roll from one long edge to the other. Using a sharp knife cut into 9-10 rolls 1 1/2 inch thick. Place in a lightly oil
  3. 9 x13 glass baking dish. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes in warm place.
  4. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and cinnamon sugar is bubbly. Set aside and allow to slightly cool while making your cream cheese drizzle.
  5. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add in the powder sugar and vanilla. If too thick place in microwave for 10 second intervals until frosting is the desired consistency. Using a small spoon drizzle back and forth over the slightly cooled rolls.
  6. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can make the dough if you don't have a bread machine. Mix all the ingredients in your mixer starting with the warm water and yeast. Once yeast is disolved, mix in other ingredients. Allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Punch down and continue with the filling.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. The Better Baker | 24th Oct 16

    I’m having a fit as I wipe drool off my keyboard. These rolls look TO.DIE.FOR! Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck!!!! Appreciate the link back too. =)

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 25th Oct 16

      You are so welcome! You sweet ladies are so inspiring and so awesome to host this link party every week! It’s my very favorite. Thank You! 😉

  2. Chelcie | 26th Oct 16

    Cinnamon rolls are my FAVORITE fall treat that I love to indulge in all year long! I’m definitely saving this recipe!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 26th Oct 16

      Oh Good! I say “If loving a cinna-bun is wrong I don’t wanna be right!” 😉 lol I’m completely in agreement with you!

  3. Alica Denlinger | 28th Oct 16

    These look delicious, and my mouth is watering! I’ve made numerous recipes of cinnamon rolls before and would love to try these.
    One tip I would have…for what it’s worth…when I cut them with a knife, they squish, but if I use dental floss…under the roll of dough, crossing on top to cut the rolls, they keep a nice round shape! 🙂

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 28th Oct 16

      Alicia Thank you SO much for that tip! I hadn’t even thought of that! I use “fishing line” to cut cheesecake, but I hadn’t thought of using it or dental floss for cutting rolls! I’m going to try that! AWESOME Tip!!! You’re the Best! Thanks! 😉

  4. Merlyb | 6th Nov 16

    Looks great. Will be making these this afternoon. Quick tip. Use plain dental floss to cut rolls. Very easy and neat

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 7th Nov 16

      I’ve just entered the world of “dental floss” cutting with cheesecake and will have to try it on rolls. Thanks for the tip. I’m for sure trying it the next batch I make…which will be very soon. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and sharing! 🙂

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