Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

I found this recipe on Recipe for Disaster and thought....yum! Her picture looked so good!! Well, these turned out great! I even made a crazy mistake and missed putting the melted butter in the dough....but they didn't need it they were so good!
*This made 32 cinnamon rolls. (Cut dough in half and cut each into 16 equal slices)

John's Rating: 9
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups warm milk
2 Tbs. active dry yeast
2 Tbs. sugar
1 (3.5 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
6+ cups flour

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

4 oz  cream cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbs. milk if needed

In a small bowl, combine water, milk, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Let sit 5 minutes . Add butter and eggs. Gradually add pudding mix and salt knead until smooth. Do not over flour! It should be very soft but not sticky. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled. Cut dough in half and roll each half into large rectangles. Take soft butter and spread over the surface. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the top. Roll up very tight. Cut into even pieces. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet 1" apart. Cover and let rise until double again.Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. remove when they start to turn golden brown. Frost warm rolls with the cream cheese frosting.Combine butter and cream cheese; mix well. Add vanilla and sugar, mix again. Add milk until desired consistency.

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