Super Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
(1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans (optional)
Cream cheese icing:
cups powdered sugar
DOUGH INSTRUCTIONS: Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Add the sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour. Mix together well.
Lightly dust a clean surface with flour and knead the dough into a large ball, keeping your hands dusted with flour if the dough is sticky. Put the dough into a bowl. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place (a warm oven top or in front of a space heater works well) for an hour.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is approximately 21” long by 16” wide and 1/4” thick.
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
FILLING INSTRUCTIONS: Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and nuts in a bowl. Spread the softened butter over the surface of the dough then sprinkle the brown sugar mixture evenly over the surface.
Working carefully, from the long edge, roll the dough into a log—like a jellyroll. Cut the dough into 2” sections and place on a lightly greased baking pan.
Bake the cinnamon rolls in the oven for 10 minutes, or until they turn light golden brown.
CREAM CHEESE ICING INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all the ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer. Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool slightly before spreading them generously with icing.