Gooey Iced Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing
Gooey Iced Cinnamon Rolls covered with Cream Cheese Icing made from fresh dough that’s topped with sugar, spice and everything nice and tightly rolled to create a breakfast, brunch or dessert that will warm everyone’s appetite. Author: Dene’ V. Alexander © 2017 Biscuits & Savvy
Servings Prep Time
8-10Buns 1 hr30 Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8-10Buns 1 hr30 Minutes
Cook Time
Cream Cheese Icing
  1. Mix milk, oil, and 1/2 cup of sugar in a medium sauce pan. Heat the mixture just until the boiling point. Remove from heat and let it cool 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. When the mixture is lukewarm to warm, but NOT hot, sprinkle in the package of Active Dry Yeast. Let it sit for two minutes and then add it to 4 cups of flour. Stir mixture together. Cover and let the rolls rise in a warm place for a minimum of 1 hour.
  3. Next, add 1/2 cup flour, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the wet mixture. Stir mixture together. Note: From here, you could cover the dough and put it in the fridge until you need it—overnight or even a day or two, if necessary. Just make sure the dough does not rise out of the pan. If it does, just punch it down. Or, you can go ahead and make the rolls.
  4. Sprinkle rolling surface and rolling pin generously with flour and roll the dough into a thin rectangular shape, about 1/4″ thick. Brush melted butter on top, then sprinkle sugar over the butter, and finish with a hearty sprinkling of cinnamon.
  5. Starting with the wide end, roll the dough tightly towards you in a neat line. Next, pinch the seam of the roll to seal it. Spread 1 Tbsp of melted butter in each pan/dish. With a sharp knife, begin cutting the dough into 1 inch slices, and laying them in the pans. Let rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Bake at 375 degrees for 15- 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. While cinnamon rolls are cooking, make cream cheese icing by mixing cream cheese and powdered sugar, then adding milk, vanilla and orange zest.
  7. Remove rolls from oven, let sit five minutes, then ice with Cream Cheese Icing and serve.
Recipe Notes
Creating a warm environment for your Gooey iced cinnamon roll dough to rise is easy with two methods

Method 1: Warm a cup of water in the microwave for 1 minute or so. Allow the cup to remain in the microwave until the dough is ready to rest. When the dough is ready to rest, place a warm damp cloth over the bowl and place it in the warm microwave.

Method 2: Heat your oven on the lowest temperature setting, usually 170 degrees F, then turn it off when the dough is ready to rest. Cover the bowl with a warm damp cloth and place it in the oven.

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