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Food Court Cinnamon Buns

(2 Votes)
12 rolls
1 Hr
15 Min
1 Hr 15 Min

Those ooey gooey cinnamon buns that everyone gravitates to at mall food courts everywhere, can now easily bake up in your oven in no time. Our Test Kitchen's foolproof recipe for Food Court Cinnamon Buns is irresistible.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 pound frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
What To Do:
  1. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14- x 12-inch rectangle. Spread dough with butter and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll up dough tightly in jelly-roll fashion. Cut into 12 rolls and place in prepared baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, 60 to 90 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake rolls 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Invert warm rolls onto a platter and spread with icing.

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Sounds great gonna try and make these tomorrow the true test will be the hubby and 3yr old lol they are so darned picky. I too find the heating pad method amazing and I will try it. As always, thanks again Mr Food's team for making it look like I can cook.

I read over everyones helpful comments; jelly ? / heating pad ? Loooooved it! You gave me some excellent ideas, ....... "thank you"!!! "Mr. Foods Team" wanted you to know I've made these awhile back and my hubby couldn't get enough of them; nice cup of hot coffee and one of these rolls and all I heard was, ummmm ummmm ummmm!!! Will be making these again soon, and they are so easy to make. What can I say again that I haven't said many times over? THANKS, THANKS, THANKS again and again! 'little 'ole Ohio cook,' Sherry

Try using prefab cream cheese frosting for a quick finish

Can't get Rhodes rolls to rise? Never heard of it. I place the pan of rolls on an electric heating pad set to medium. Cover the pan with cling wrap with the side next to the rolls sprayed with PAM to prevent sticking when the rolls rise. I then place a light weight flour sac type towel over the top to help hold in the heat. They rise beautifully every time, no matter what temperature my house is!

I love the idea of the heating pad!!

I have some frozen Rhodes rolls that I don't use because I don't have anywhere in my house where it's warm enough to make them rise. I'm going to try this recipe using that dough instead of bread dough as such.

My kitchen is the coldest room in the house. When I make dough I put it in a greased bowl, cover with a clean dish cloth and set over a large bowl of HOT water. If your kitchen is drafty, you can put everything in the (unheated) oven. This works for me. Hope it helps!

Another option that has always worked for me is to preheat your oven to 200 deg or the lowest temp (mine is 170). Then turn OFF the oven before putting dough in to rise.

Add some chopped pecans and raisins to the cinnamon mixture for even better taste and nutrition.

oh you all ways maks me say YYYUUUUMMMM!!!!!

I made these last night and I put a pot of coffee on tonight and my husband replied ,"I need a cinnamon roll with my coffee !" So easy and soooooooooogoooooooooood !

These cinnamon rolls sound fabulous!

Easy & very good!

i love this fun filled page...thank you so much...i love to cook, and this is great.

add chopped pecans to cinnamon sugar -ooh it's so good!

looks good can't wait to try this recipe

I am to fat but i will try these buns because they are calling me to eat them yummy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh yea, I simmered 1 cup of raisens for 5 min.( to plump them). drained them and added to the sugar mix. good stuff!

this is pretty good. It really does taste like a mall cinna-bon.

wonder if u could put raspberry jelly in the roll?

sounds yummy


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