Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing (OTW)


These are the ooiest gooiest melt in your mouth cinnamon rolls I have ever tried, and were an Off The Wall Cafe favorite.  I do believe this was originally a Cinnamonster copycat recipe but I can’t remember where I got it.  If you come across it, let me know so I can give proper credit.

For the dough:

2 eggs

1 C. milk

1/3 C. margarine or butter softened (I only use butter.)

1 tsp. salt

3 1/2 C. flour

1 pkg. (2 1/4 tsp.)  active dry yeast

Heat your milk to roughly 115 degrees, add yeast and stir in lightly. We’ll let this set and activate while we mix the dry ingredients. Add flour, salt, and butter to your mixing bowl and using a pastry blender or a fork blend butter into flour until it resembles pea size pieces. Beat your eggs in a separate bowl and add to the yeast and stir in lightly. Add yeast and eggs to the flour and stir until it stiffens up. Knead until the dough is smooth and just slightly sticky. Add more flour if it feels too sticky. Cover dough and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

For the filling:

1 C. brown sugar

1 T. cinnamon

1/3 C. butter  softened

While the dough rises, we’ll mix up the filling. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon well. Add the butter and cut in with a fork.

When your dough is ready, punch it down and roll into a rectangle 1/4 in. thick.  Cover the dough with your cinnamon mixture spreading evenly. Starting on one end, roll your dough up.  (I make these big so I roll them up from the short side.) Slice the dough into 1 – 1 1/2 in. pieces (depending on how big you like them) and lay flat in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.

For the icing:

4 T. butter

3 oz. cream cheese softened

1  1/2 C. powdered sugar

While your rolls bake we’ll mix up the icing.  Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add in powdered sugar and beat until smooth.  Don’t eat it all before your rolls come out of the oven. As soon as the rolls are done, place a generous spoon of icing on each roll and smooth out gently. Once cooled enough, you should hide at least two from your husband.

Bon Appetit!