Disneyland's Cinnamon Rolls
Have you ever gone to Disneyland and saw those giant gooey cinnamon rolls? Have you ever tried one? I have and they are super delicious. I usually share one because they are so big and so I don't feel bad about eating the whole thing by myself. Anyway, I think there is nothing better in the fall (or really anytime of year) than waking up to some fresh made cinnamon rolls. I mean the smell of cinnamon and that delicious sweet frosting is enough to put anyone in a good mood. Lately the mornings here in SoCal have been nice and cold and gloomy which is perfect for cinnamon rolls! I always like mine with a nice cup of coffee which usually this time if year is something pumpkin or hazelnut flavored.
Cinnamon Roll Ingredients
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 packages yeast
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 package instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp salt
- 8 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 8oz. package cream cheese, room tempurature
- 1/2 cup butter unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbs. milk
Cinnamon Roll Instructions
- In a small bowl mix water, yeast, and sugar.
- Stir until dissolved and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, mix pudding according to package instructions with the milk.
4. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, eggs, and salt into pudding. Mix well and then add yeast to mixture. Blend well.
5. Gradually add flour and knead until smooth.
6. Placed in a very large greased bowl.
7. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in sized.
8. Punch down and let rise again.
9. Roll dough on a very large floured surface.
10. Dough should roll out to a long rectangle, about 34 x 21 inches in size.
11. Take the one cup of melted butter and use a pastry brush to brush over entire dough surface.
12. in a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and the brown sugar.
13. Sprinkle mixture on top of dough.
14. Roll dough up like a jelly roll.
15. Measure dough every 2 inches and cut with a knife.
16. Take each roll in the palm of your hand and gently pack the roll so it doesn't come apart while baking.
17. Place each roll in a buttered baking dish and allow to rise in a warm place, about 20 minutes.
18. Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
19. Frost while still warm.
1. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.
2. Frost rolls while they are warm.
Just a few tips!
- It will take a while for the dough to rise. It took about an hour and a half the first time and about 30 minutes the second time. I recommend doing other things while you wait. I was working on homework in the morning while I waited for it to rise.
- I also recommend making the icing last. I made it once the rolls were in the oven. This way it is nice and fresh and ready to go.
- I had a bunch of things happen to me in the kitchen (such as a shelf breaking on me) including my rolling pin to go missing. Instead I used a large mason jar to roll out the dough.
- If you don't need to make a full batch you can easily half this recipe! That is what I did and they came out great.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe! It is somewhat labor intense but it is not a hard recipe to make, there are just a good amount of steps. Honestly though, these are the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had (even better than the park). Nothing to me says fall more than eating a warm gooey fresh cinnamon roll while drinking coffee on a cool gloomy morning. Happy fall y'all and stayed tuned for some fun fall Hubs coming your way very soon!