I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

When baking these, the smell alone will bring your neighbors running with a fork & plate in hand. They are so good.

(makes 18)

*1/4 cup warm water
*1/4 butter, melted
*1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
*1 cup warm milk
*1 egg, room temperature
*1 tablespoon white sugar
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*4 cups bread flour
*1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
*1/4 cup butter, softened
*1 cup brown sugar
*4 teaspoons cinnamon
*1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
*1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
*1/4 cup butter, softened
*1 cup powdered sugar
*1 teaspoon vanilla
*1 1/2 teaspoon milk

~In the bread machine pan, combine water, melted butter, vanilla pudding, warm milk, egg, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt, bread flour & yeast.
~Set machine to dough cycle.
~When dough cycle has finished, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
~Cover with a clean towel, and let rest for 10 minutes.
~Roll dough out to a 17 x 10 inch rectangle.
~Spread with softened butter.
~Sprinkle brown sugar over butter.
~Sprinkle cinnamon over brown sugar.
~Sprinkle pecans over cinnamon.
~Roll up dough, beginning with long side.
~Slice into 16 one-inch slices and place into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
~Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
~While rolls bake, stir together in a medium bowl, cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, & milk, until smooth.
~Remove rolls from oven and top rolls with frosting while still warm.

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