Cinnamon Rolls to Die for…

I have this friend on facebook. That is right I have never met her in person but I absolutely adore her. We met through a Scentsy Consultant group years ago. She has since left Scentsy to better herself and her family. She still loves Scentsy and all of us consultants but she started her journey with Plexus and it is the BEST fit for her. You are her friend not her customer or client. You should really take a few minutes to like her facebook page. I highly suggest following her page, she inspires even if you aren’t trying to get fit or lose weight…she will inspire your life with just her smiles and encouragement.

Well, along these years of facebook friendship I have been jealous of the family life Ashley provides. Her kids are so lucky! She makes a craft room, study room, and decorates their rooms with them, she cooks so many things at home. Then she likes to tease all of us with a picture on facebook. I personally loved this one and tried it myself. You should definitely make this tonight or tomorrow morning before you head out to church. They are absolutely delicious and you cannot just eat one … I promise.

Cinnamon Rolls
Ashley Osborn

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

INGREDIENTS:

DOUGH:
1/4 -ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

FILLING:
1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar

FROSTING:
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
4 oz butter or margarine, room temperature
2 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (for a twist try caramel flavoring instead)
1/4 tsp lemon extract

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Now Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl (I spray with Pam), cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually an hour to an hour and a half

When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle the Brown sugar all over. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices. I usually Make between 10 or 13 depending on the size I want.

Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

While baking start on the Frosting. Mix all ingredients together with a hand or stand mixer. After out of the Oven cover with frosting. Enjoy

**NOTE: If using a bread machine (Like I now use) Put all dry ingredients in bread machine (except the yeast) then the wet ingredients, lastly add the yeast. Choose the Dough option and when done start with punching down the dough and continue on.

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-Lauren

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