These cinnamon rolls will beat a store bought refrigerated version for sure. I got this recipe from a previous coworker, when she said she could make them for a party, but didnt really feel like making them. I offered to make them instead, and they are fantastic! I also include my grandma's recipe for cream cheese frosting because I love the flavor of cream cheese rather than normal frosting or glaze. Enjoy!
2 c warm water
2 tbsp yeast
1/3 c sugar
2 tsp salt
2/3 c vegetable oil
7 c all purpose flour
Proof yeast in water (see pizza dough recipe for instructions) for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients with a fork. With a mixer, using dough hook if you have one, mix sugar, eggs, and oil, and then yeast mixture. Add dry ingredients in parts, and mix until combined. Set in greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 45 minutes to an hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out to 8x10" rectangle, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, and white sugar. Roll into log, and slice into 1/2 inch slices, then place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cream Cheese Frosting
6 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
6 oz of cream cheese, softened.
12 oz powdered sugar (sorry, I don't have the volume measurement)
Blend all ingredients together til combined. If too thick, you can add a tsp of milk. Spread over the top of cinnamon rolls, carrot cake, or whatever else.