This recipe uses a bread machine. It makes it so much easier in my opinion, because I can just put the ingredients in and forget about it for an hour and a half. They still take about 3 hours start to finish, but most of that is rising/baking time and there is no kneading for you. If you like a thinner more glaze like frosting, then add a little milk. Update 2/14 - OK I'm changing this recipe up a little because it's my blog and I can. I make this a lot, but end up using 1 less egg, less flour and less cinnamon and sometimes using a little white sugar with the brown. The dough was too dense and I want a bit fluffier of a roll. I feel like the cinnamon was overwhelming too. Guess I'll need a new pic. :) If you want the original post it's called Clone of a Cinnabon on allrecipes.com.
adapted from allrecipes.com
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
1 egg, room temperature
1/3 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsps bread machine yeast
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 TBSP ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle.
Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls.
Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.