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Cinnabon Clone Cinnamon Buns Recipe
For the dough
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 eggs , room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp yeast
For the sugar mixture
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter , softened
For the icing:
  • ½ pkg cream cheese , softened (4 oz)
  • ¼ cup butter , softened
  • 1 ½ cup confectioners (icing) sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  1. Sprinkle the yeast on top of the warm milk and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the yeast blooms. Add the remaining ingredients and let the mixer run for at least 5 minutes. The dough will pull together and will be kneaded by the hook. Make sure to scrap down the side of the bowl before the dough is completely pulled together. Place the dough in a new greased bowl (spray a bowl with PAM) so it doesn’t stick.
  2. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel or saran wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Roll dough into an approximate 16×21-inch rectangle. Spread dough with the butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. I like to use an off set spatula to help spread the butter. Leave about 1 inch along one of the long edges. You can brush the edge with a bit of water to help seal the dough when you roll it. Roll up the dough and cut into 12 even rolls. I like to cut the roll in half, then in half again. Then each piece will be cut into 3 pieces. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan. At this point, the buns can either be covered with sedan wrap and kept in the fridge overnight or proofed for another 30 minutes and then baked.
  4. When you are ready to bake the buns, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving. Note: if you put the cream cheese icing on while the buns are too hot, the icing will just melt and become a puddle on your plate.