Cinnamon Rolls

This morning I woke up and the rain was falling outside and it was the perfect morning for some cinnamon rolls. The boys climbed up to the counter and we started baking. HMMMMMM…… I wonder how long they will enjoy sitting with me at the kitchen counter? I try to cherish those moments as much as I can. 

I have tried many cinnamon roll recipes in the past but this morning I decided to just do my own thing and see what I would get.
The results were awesome! Cinnamon rolls are a treat around here as they take a while to make and we often don’t have the time in the morning. I think today will be full of delish cinnamon rolls, movies, and board games! 
I hope that on some rainy morning you can take the time with your family and enjoy some good food and don’t forget to cherish the moments of cooking together. xoxo
CINNAMON ROLLS
By: Voluntown Housewife
Makes: 16 rolls 
ROLLS
4 1/2 tsp. yeast
1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons butter
2 Eggs
7 cups flour 
2 cups warm water
FILLING

6 tablespoons  butter
2 tablespoons cinnamon 
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
FROSTING
4 tablespoons  butter
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Mix yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar with 1 cup of warm water and let sit for about 5 mins. 
2. In a mixing bowl mix butter, sugar, yeast mixture, 1 cup of warm water, eggs and 2 cups of flour.
3. Slowly add in four more cups of flour. Mix until blended well. The dough will be sticky, very sticky!!!
4. Dump 1 cup of flour onto the counter and dump the dough out and begin to knead in the flour. It will be messy but keep going until the dough is smooth and soft. The dough will still be a bit sticky but it shouldn’t be really sticky. 
5. Form a ball and cover the dough with a towel and let rise for 30 mins. 
6. While waiting for your dough to rise you can make the filling! Lets face it that’s the best part!!! mix all filling ingredients and beat until it becomes a paste. 
7. Roll the dough out into a large wide rectangle and spread the paste evenly onto the dough. It takes a while to spread it so don’t get frustrated. 
8. Roll the dough into a log and cut with dental floss. 
9. Place into a baking dish and let rise for another 30mins. Bake at 400 degrees for 10mins. Turn down the oven to 325 degrees and bake for another 10mins. Be sure the are cooked all the way if not they will fall. 
10. Whisk all of the frosting ingredients together and pour over cooked rolls.  Let cool before you cut. Cut and ENJOY!